The Philadelphia Eagles will be back in action in front of a home crowd on Saturday night. The Birds are set to square off with the New York Giants in the NFC’s Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The Eagles are coming off a bye while the Giants are fresh off of a road win over the Minnesota Vikings on wild card weekend.
There are a handful of variable at play when the these two teams do battle under the lights at Lincoln Financial Field. That being said, ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky predicts that the Eagles will handle their business in the highly-anticipated NFC East trilogy.
“I think the big question mark is how Jalen feels and how he’s used, and can they be 100 percent who they want to be on offense? Lane’s health is a big deal,” Orlovsky stated on the Takeoff with John Clark podcast. If they go out and play the way they are capable, this game is a 10-point, 14-point Philadelphia Eagles win, for sure.”
“If they go out and play to the way they are capable, this is a 10, 14 point Eagles win, for sure”— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) January 20, 2023
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Orlovsky noted the injury concerns surrounding Hurts, who made his return in Week 18 after missing three games due to a shoulder injury. He also touched on starting right tackle Lane Johnson, who will play through a torn adductor muscle.
Giants head coach Brian Daboll has guided a miraculous turnaround in his first year with the team, but the Eagles just have too much firepower. If Hurts proves to be unbothered buy his shoulder, Philadelphia should have no trouble rolling straight into the NFC Championship Game.
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