The Eagles take on the New England Patriots Monday Night, this will be the second preseason game for the Eagles but things are a bit different from last game. Both first teams struggled against the Steelers in week 1 so they need to have a bounce back performance against the Patriots and for the defense it will be hard going up against Tom Brady.
All I want to see is that the drive Brady plays the Eagles get off the field on third down which they had a hard time doing last game.
For the Offense I am not looking for a ton of points or anything, all I am looking for is that the offensive line protects Vick, McCoy runs the ball efficiently and they move the Ball down the field. When they go in the redzone I expect them to fix their issues there and get in the endzone. Now the QB position will be a different picture this game with Mike Kafka out with a hand injury. So with that Nick Foles will be the 2nd string and Trent Edwards will be the 3rd. I want to see if Foles can have another impressive game as last game he threw for 144 and 2 touchdowns. If he has another solid performance Andy Reid is going to have to think about who he puts as Vick’s backup. I am very excited to see Maclin and Celek playing in this game which will I am sure help the starters move down the field. Nnamdi Asomugha is going to play as he got injured at camp on a collision with teammate Nate Allen. He had a sore neck and no concussion symptoms. Trent Cole is also expected to be in the starting lineup Monday Night which will only add to the domination the D-Line put on vs the Steelers. Jason Babin is still a no go as he is still recovering from his injury.
Injury Report: The players that will not play against New England are, Jason Babin, Casey Matthews, Riley Cooper, and Mike Kafka.
Position to Watch For: I am really watching the Left Tackle position in this game as King Dunlap has practiced with the first team over Demetress Bell. If Dunlap performs well Howard Mudd will have to think hard about who he wants as the starter.
Player to Watch For: Marvin Mcnutt WR- He did not touch the ball last game and struggled on his route running. If he does not have a good performance in this one he could be looking at being cut because Damaris Johnson has looked amazing at WR and PR.
Prediction: Eagles win 20-7 Vick throws touchdown to Desean Jackson
- Louie DiBi