This week, the Eagles are coming to town to take on the Washington Football Team (aka WFT, aka DC).
Did you hear the rumor that DeSean Jackson might be interested in coming back to Philly? On the one hand, terrible idea. On the other hand, since none of the Birds' other receivers can seem to get any separation at all and Carson Wentz seems to have quite the arm, maybe not. Regardless, I don't expect him to show up at the NovaCare Center for practice tomorrow, so at least for this week, the point is moot. Chef Spouse still has your jersey, though, Peanut!
I have to admit, I was both surprised and disappointed at last week's loss to the Lions. Damn it! I have expectations now.
I gotta tell you, I'm worried about Josh Norman, particularly given the aforementioned inability of the wideouts to get separation. At least Jordan Matthews is bigger than Norman, and has shown a willingness to go up and get the ball. Speaking of size, I'm also hoping Zach Ertz gets some touches.
The other big concern is that Lane Johnson's suspension is on, and it's started. Can the line hold up without him?
If it can, and Wentz can hit some of his bigger receivers, and we see some Darren Sproles and some more of Kenjon Berner and Wendell Smallwood (so far, the WFT can't tackle for shit), and the Birds' defense can harry or even knock down Kirk Cousins, Sunday should be fun (well, for me anyway, if not for my neighbors). If the line falls apart and Josh Norman can take some passes away from Nelson Agholor, it could be a long day.
I like the Eagles, but I suspect it's going to be a nail-biter either way.
In the rest of the matchups...
Do you really want my picks? So far this year, they've pretty much been shite.
OK, but don't say I didn't warn you....
Broncos at Chargers: I know they're down at the moment, but I think the Broncos are going to pull this out, not least of which because the Chargers are EPICLY bad in the second half.
49ers at Bills: Bills
Browns at Titans: Titans
Giants at Ravens: Giants
Panthers at Saints: Saints (see I TOLD you something was wrong with Cam)
Jaguars at Bears: Jags
Rams at Lions: Lions
Steelers at Dolphins: Steelers
Bengals at Patriots: Pats
Chiefs at Raiders: Raiders
Falcons at Seahawks: Seahawks
Cowboys at Packers: Packers
Colts at Texans: Texans
Jets at Cardinals: Cards
On bye: Buccaneers, Vikings