Both teams are dealing with significant injuries.
WR Chris Owusu (knee) needs arthroscopic surgery and will miss at least one game, though various reports suggest he will be out a minimum of two weeks. For the Eagles, Kiko Alonso will be out Sunday with a sprained knee. The Eagles are coming off of a disheartening 20-10 defeat at the hands of the Bryantless and partially Romoless Cowboys. Yes, the Eagles have a lot of weapons, and move at a frenetic speed. QB Sam Bradford has thrown for 560 yards, but has just two TDs and four INTs in shaky start…. Decker had eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game in the second half.
Patrick: I’m more confident than I should be, frankly. The word out of New York is that the Jets need to avoid a trap game, which is what everyone in Philadelphia thought they’d be saying about the Jets only a couple weeks ago.
From a high school football game in Texas, a PAT kick by Midland Lee deflects off the referee’s head and goes through the uprights. The Eagles D/ST will not be a recommended fantasy option in Week 3 on the road at MetLife Stadium. September.
Given the fact that his injury has improved since the beginning of the week, Revis is hopeful that he will make it in time. The Eagles have a talented defensive front including Connor Barwin, and Fletcher Cox, but their secondary is highly suspect at the moment. Considering that he will most likely be lined up against an overmatched Byron Maxwell, I like his chances. With 30 seconds in between plays, after two minutes, the Eagles defense is back on the field. Jets coach Todd Bowles spent 2012 season with Eagles as defensive backs coach before taking over as defensive coordinator for fired Juan Castillo….
It will be a challenge for outside receivers Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, and Riley Cooper against the Jets’ cornerbacks, but the Eagles like their matchups on the inside.
For an offense that has largely been at fault for the Eagles’ 0-2 start, they won’t have an easy opponent to try and get going against in their quest for their first win. Until we can see him run, we haven’t ruled him out. Marshall has been doubled for the majority of this season anyways and he has still been dominant.
This Jets defense is solid in so many ways. CB Darrelle Revis had INT and two fumble recoveries vs. Colts and leads National Football League with three FRs. Similarly, the offense was in the league’s bottom five teams for a third consecutive year and Ryan’s impenetrable defense wasn’t so impenetrable: it ranked 24th actually. But now, they look a lot better than they did at this time past year.
Revis tweaked his groin and told ESPN’s Rich Cimini that he was day-to-day heading into the weekend. Jordan Matthews has also been unimpressive. Being in the Kelly offense was supposed to change his life. “To watch those two guys practice, it’s nearly comical”.
Their offensive line, well, they’re not blocking. The Dolphins struggled to get a pass rush going, despite the addition of All-Pro Ndamukong Suh to a defense that already had Cameron Wake. It’s unclear whether either one will be able to play Sunday. Our cornerbacks and safeties are flatout better than their receivers unquestionably.
“(Revis) is getting better. If that player plays contain, the ball is given to the running back who fights up the field.
I give the Eagles a chance on this.
Mauldin ended up missing just one game after his scary concussion. “They’re both mega-competitors”. He played in 13 regular season games, and threw for 288 yards with one touchdown. Darren Sproles has returned five punts for 45 yards. He is very quick, elusive, and shifty.
Despite those numbers, Indianapolis will in all likelihood make the playoffs. We have to come back and go to work. If Ivory is out, the Jets would turn to Bilal Powell to pace a rushing offense that has averaged 127.5 yards per game.
Bowles said of if he has a sense that Decker will play, “Not yet, he hasn’t done anything”. No, because the Eagles only play two good teams the rest of the season.