September 20, 2020
1:00 pm ET
Lincoln Financial Field
About the Rams
The Rams opened the new So Fi Stadium with a victory over the Cowboys, as it was their fourth consecutive year with a season-opening victory. The Rams attempted to establish their running game with RB’s Malcolm Brown and rookie Cam Akers as they combined for 118 yards while Brown rushed for 2 TDs. WR Robert Woods had 6 receptions for 105 yards and was attacked 8 times. The turning point in the game was an offensive pass interference call against the Cowboys’ WR Michael Gallup with 21 seconds left in regulation time. The completion would have put the Cowboys in field goal range but was disallowed by the penalty. The Rams defense compiled 3 sacks against the Cowboys and there is a good chance they could have a higher sack total against the Eagles with their depleted offensive line. Expect DL Aaron Donald, LB Leonard Floyd and DL Michael Brockers to attack Eagles QB Carson Wentz all afternoon. Donald has 34 sacks since the 2018 season, which is the highest total in that span.
About the eagles
The Eagles blew a 17-0 lead when Washington scored 27 unanswered points for the victory. Quarterback Carson Wentz looked like a different quarterback in the second half as he made questionable decisions with football that resulted in 3 turnovers. Wentz shouldn’t have to take full responsibility for the loss due to his offensive line not performing up to par as they are decimated by injuries, but Wentz is too mature and too inexperienced to make some of the simple mistakes he made. by holding on to the ball too long and errant pitches. It is not easier to face the Rams. The Eagles couldn’t do anything in the running game either, compiling just 57 yards. TE Dallas Goedert was the only consistent player on offense with 8 receptions for 101 yards and a TD. The Rams only gave up 23 receiving yards on 2 receptions against the TE Cowboys last week. Wentz loves to throw his TEs and against Washington it was the second time in his career throwing a TD pass to both of his TEs in the same game. Despite their problems on offense, the Eagles have the number one defense in the NFL in Week 2.
Players to watch
Aaron Donald (Rams): It could be a long day for the Eagles and Wentz if they can’t stop Donald from disrupting the pocketbook.
Corey Clement (Eagles): Clement should be able to gain positive yards to ease the pressure of the passing game.
Van Jefferson (Rams): The son of former NFL WR Shawn Jefferson, he hopes he will become a reliable target for Goff as the season progresses.
Jalen hurts (eagles): The Hurts must be prepared and ready to play in the event of Wentz’s injury or head coach Doug Pederson could use Hurts in different packages as a decoy to give opponents a different look and force them to adjust their game plans.
The Eagles allowed 8 sacks last week against Washington, the most since Week 4 of 2007.
The Eagles ‘offensive line problems continue as the Rams’ defense led to multiple turnovers. RB’s Brown and Akers continue to be effective in managing soccer and racking up many yards on their way to victory for the Rams.
Final score: Rams 27 / Eagles 17