The NFL season officially started on Thursday night with the Bills vs the Rams. This means the Eagles will face the Lions in just a few days. However, before that game, we will discuss three bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2022 season.
The Eagles will be in the top 10 in Sacks this year.
Last year the Eagles had a rough season when it came to rushing the quarterback. The Eagles ranked next last in sacks in 2021. However, the Eagles have really bolstered their pass-rushing defense this year with the addition of Hassan Reddick. He was tied for 11th in league with eleven sacks in 2021. Not to mention, he had, even more, the year before that with 12.5.
In addition, the Eagles still have their leader in sacks last year in Javon Hargrave. He had seven last season. Lastly, the Eagles have their first-round pick Jordan Davis, who should also make an impact this season as a rookie. He looked good in his preseason games. The Eagles ranking in the top 10 in sacks after ranking almost at the bottom last season may be far-fetched but that is why it is a bold prediction.
The Eagles make it to the NFC Championship Game.
There is a lot of excitement around the Eagles this year. However, that was not the case at the beginning of the season last year. The Eagles were picked to be of the worst teams in the NFL. Mostly because Jalen Hurts was unproven at quarterback. Furthermore, Devonta Smith was going into his rookie year, and it is never guaranteed that he was going to be so good his rookie year. However, the Eagles shocked the NFL world and were way better than anyone thought they would be. They went 9-8 and made to the wild card game in the Playoffs. The Eagles got there by mostly relying on their rushing attack.
This year is a little different. The Eagles still have a strong rushing attack with Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott. They also have one of the best receiving corps in the NFL with the addition of A.J. Brown and Zach Pascal. Furthermore, their defense is improved with the additions Haason Reddick and James Bradberry. This prediction is not that crazy, but it is bold.
The Eagles sweep the Cowboys.
The Cowboys are again the favorite to win the NFC East. Dak Prescott had another terrific season last year with well over 4,000 passing yards and over 30 passing touchdowns. Furthermore, Ezekiel Elliott had his fourth 1,000-yard rushing year. Not to mention, CeeDee Lamb had a great second year in the NFL accumulating over 1,000 yards receiving. They are also going into the season with a solid defense that features Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons. There is no reason to believe these guys will slow down either.
However, the Cowboys will be facing a completely different team this season. The chances are lower that the Cowboys will sweep the Eagles for the third year in a row. Jalen Hurts is another year older and wiser. He also has many weapons at receiver this year. Furthermore, the Eagles’ defense is arguably better this season. Yes, there is more of a chance the Eagles split the series this year, but crazier things have happened before.
This concludes three bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2022 season.