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New York Jets: Week 5 Predictions Against the Philadelphia Eagles

by Sebastian Vela
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After a long two weeks, the New York Jets are ready to go to battle against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Lincoln and potentially look like a half-decent team. How will the two teams match up against each other and what will they do? How will Luke Falk do in his second career start?  I’ve got all the answers and they’re quite simple.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles come into this game well-rested after a one-and-a-half-week break after playing the Packers last Thursday night. However, the Eagles team is badly banged up with two of their top corners out for this Sunday. The Eagles record is 2-2, but they haven’t gone down without a fight only losing those two games by less four points in high scoring affairs with the Lions and Falcons. The Eagles are competitive as long as Carson Wentz can continue to carry this team and its awful defense on its back. Look for a very pass-heavy offense against a Jets defense that will not have C.J. Mosley and Jordan Jenkins.

New York Jets

The New York Jets are in a tough spot right now as they are coming off a bye week where they anticipated that their franchise QB would suit up against the birds. Unfortunately, the Jets grossly mismanaged the QB situation and will have to start Luke Falk who hasn’t had many reps with the ones. Adam Gase opted not to practice during the bye week and that decision will hurt the Jets as their starting QB will be wildly unprepared. The Jets’ defense has been as solid as they can be with what they have, but they’re still not a great group. If Gregg Williams and the defense can hold their own against the Eagles it’ll be on Adam Gase to finally let the ball travel more than 5 yards on pass plays.

Predictions

Prior to the Sam Darnold news, the Jets were coming into this game with a lot of hope. Unfortunately, any hope Jets fans had is all gone. This is basically an early bye week for the Eagles as they’ll cruise to victory against the Jets in Philadelphia. I’m predicting a generous 31-10 defeat for the Jets as they could easily be even more decimated by a team that is much superior to them in every way.



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