Friday, September 29, 2006

Eagles Should Prevail Over Green Bay

It's been said that this is the JV portion of the Eagles schedule, although if that's the case then the New York Giants proved to be a pretty good sub-varsity team.
Either way, the Eagles are expected to steamroll by the Green Bay Packers in Monday night's game at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Packers are 1-2, but are coming off a road win. They beat the Detroit Lions, 31-24. The Lions, however probably aren't much better than the Houston Texans or San Francisco 49ers, the two Eagles' victims.
Either way, in order to travel on that playoff road, teams have to win games against opponents they are supposed to beat.
Keep in mind, this is a dangerous game for the Eagles, especially if they dare look ahead to their Oct. 8 showdown with visiting Dallas.
Yet it's doubtful that the Birds will look ahead when they have to face future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
Favre is on a certified roll, having thrown for at least 300 yards and three TDs in consecutive games for the first time in his storied career.
While the Packers aren't an exceptionally talented squad, Favre still has the ability to carry a team on his back.
So the Eagles can't just show up. In fact they should consider trying to put the Packers away early, because the more Favre hangs around in a competitive setting, the more dangerous he becomes.
Facing a Packers defense that is allowing 28 points per game, the Eagles should be able to move the ball at will.
That is why this should be a comfortable win on Monday night. Call it Eagles 34, Packers 21 and then get ready for a wild week, with the JV portion of the schedule concluded and the varsity ready to come to town.