I can see how the Philadelphia Eagles could beat the Cincinnati Bengals today. Watch Live
Miles Sanders dominates against a bad run defense. Philly’s defensive line finally comes alive against a Bengals blocking unit that’s allowed a lot of pressure. Carson Wentz and the team as a whole progresses to the mean after looking awful through two games.
11 things to watch when the Eagles play the Bengals in Week 3
But that’s the thing. To pick the Eagles to win means to ignore how atrocious they’ve been thus far. I gave the Birds the benefit of the doubt last week and they burned me so I’m not about to do it again. They don’t deserve that. The onus is on them to prove they’re not one of the very worst teams in the NFL.
My prediction for this game is a tie because it’d be the least satisfying and most confusing result. A win keeps the Eagles’ hopes alive. A loss confirms this team needs a wake-up call. A tie does … what, exactly?
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Score prediction: 17 to 17, tie game.
Bold prediction: Deontay Burnett leads all Eagles players in receiving yards.
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Week 3 was unkind to the 49ers on the injury front, as it was to the Giants, who saw Saquon Barkley suffer a season-ending knee injury and Sterling Shepard leave with turf toe. San
Francisco lost defensive linemen Nick Bosa, the 2019 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Solomon Thomas for the year due to knee injuries. The injuries didn’t stop there. Starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered an ankle injury and was ruled out for Sunday. Below is a look at the complete injury report:
Freeman was selected to the Pro Bowl after both the 2015 and 2016 seasons, when he totaled 2,135 rushing yards, 127 catches and 27 touchdowns. His 11 rushing touchdowns in 2015 led the NFL.
QB Nick Mullens to Start for 49ers
Nick Mullens has started eight previous games in his career, including a 2018 meeting with the Giants. He threw one touchdown and two interceptions before the Giants won on a last-minute touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard.
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