Eagles vs Bears Preview by Daniel Farr
The 3-7 Chicago Bears take a trip to Philadelphia and battle the best team in football, the 9-1 Eagles. The Eagles have the best run defense in the league, and the Bears are just starting to let their rookie quarterback throw the ball, but if the Eagles can stop the run and force Chicago to throw for the win, it’ll allow the Eagles to bring heavy pressure on Mitch Trubisky and make him very uncomfortable and even mistake prone. Philadelphia must be aware that Trubisky is an underrated athlete and has the ability to extend plays using his legs. The Bears have two very good running backs in Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, who are both averaging over four-yards a carry. For the Eagles on the offensive side of the ball the biggest storyline will be Alshon Jeffery facing his former team. Jeffery has been terrific for the Eagles all season long, making clutch catches and forcing defense to account for him regularly. Tight end Zach Ertz has been quiet lately, but expect that to change, Ertz will have a dominant game against the Bears and regain his form. Running backs Corey Clement, LeGarrette Blount, and Jay Ajayi are proving to be by far the best running back by committee in the whole NFL, this incredible running game has made life easier on quarterback Carson Wentz. Wentz has 25-touchdown passes, almost 2,500 yards, and only five interceptions. He has been playing the quarterback position better than anyone, even though he has terrific talent around him, great coaching, and a stout defense he undoubtedly deserves the MVP trophy. Since the Bears will have to throw the ball to win, Eagles win big yet again: 38-10.