After Studying Film, Eagles Want Nick Foles To Be Aggressive


The Philadelphia Eagles (13-3) are the first No. 1 seed to open the playoffs as an underdog mainly because Foles is the starting quarterback instead of Carson Wentz.

Eagles backup QB Nick Foles has not been good lately. "And us, we're going to say, 'All right, we're going to go play, we're going to be aggressive and we're going to go at you'".

Before tearing his left anterior cruciate ligament December 10 against the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was widely considered to be the leading candidate for NFL MVP. "And that's on me to give him opportunities". "When I play my best and I'm most comfortable, I just go out there and play". The Seahawks have excelled at it for several years. That's the matchup the league and most fans have been waiting to see, and with Roethlisberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown making plays, it will be hard for the Jaguars to hold this unit in check.

And the Minnesota Vikings, second only to the Patriots on the Super Bowl 52 odds, are five-point favorites against the New Orleans Saints with a 46.5 total in the late Sunday matchup.

Makes sense, since coach Dan Quinn used to be Seattle's defensive coordinator.

Last year's NFL MVP said he received Saturday's game plan on Tuesday, and "I'll be very well prepared" for the game.

"I'm used to it now", Ryan said about returning home. It's an aggressive style. They upset the Chiefs in a comeback 22-21 win during the wildcard round. But expect the Steelers to commit to the run this time, even if they get behind early. "It's just line up and try to beat us".

On the season, Matt Ryan threw for 3,778 yards and 19 touchdowns against 12 interceptions. They tied for 13th in the league with 39 sacks. It has been nine long years since the Philadelphia Eagles have won a playoff game. It starts up front with one of the deepest stables of pass-rushers that you'll see in the NFL. "At the same time, it's like, if you can get through that wave of defenders in the box, then there's going to be a lot of space".

Wentz tore his anterior cruciate ligament on December 10 and has been out since, and the Eagles offense has struggled with Nick Foles at the helm. One featured two teams - the Jaguars and Bills - who hadn't been in the postseason in a decade, and another - the Panthers vs. the Saints - pitted a pair of battle-tested teams against each other. We'll take it. We came through last Saturday letting you know Atlanta covering on the road in L.A. against the Rams was a lock. The Jacksonville offense needs to be better than it was last week, and I think it will be. It's as simple as that. Of course things are never that simple in this league.