The Eagles (0-1) are hosting the Rams (1-0) in the home opener at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- 12 p.m.: Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
- 1 p.m.: Eagles vs. Rams on FOX
- 4 p.m.: Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP+
- 6 p.m.: Birds Outsiders on NBCSP+
The FOX broadcasters for Eagles-Rams are Kevin Kugler (play by play), Chris Spielman (analyst) and Laura Okmin (sideline).
Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94WIP.
The Eagles opened as 3-point favorites, according to PointsBet, but that line continued to shrink as the week went on.
The referee for Eagles-Rams is Brad Allen. The Eagles are 3-2 with Allen as the ref. He called the Falcons game last year.
Time to bounce back
The Eagles are coming off an awful loss in Week 1. It would have been bad enough if they simply lost to Washington but the way they did it was even worse. They blew a 17-point lead and lost to a team that won three games in 2019. It was ugly.
Carson Wentz needs to play better. A lot of the blame for that Week 1 loss belongs with the franchise quarterback, who threw two interceptions and also held the ball far too long. He can’t have a game like that.
After the Bengals in Week 3, the Eagles go on a really tough three-game stretch, at 49ers, at Steelers and vs. Ravens.
The good news for the Eagles is that it looks like they’ll have some reinforcements coming. Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders and Derek Barnett are all on pace to play Sunday.
All three of them will be needed against the Rams.
Stopping a monster
The Eagles will be facing the best defensive player in the league this week. Aaron Donald is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and is an absolute monster. He has been in the league six years and is already a five-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler. He has the ability to completely wreck games.
And on Sunday, he’ll be facing an Eagles’ OL that gave up eight sacks against Washington in Week 1. Overall you can argue that Washington has a better defensive line. But there’s no one in the league better than Donald.