Friday, September 4, 2015

Eagles-Raiders: Predictions, matchups and more

Game day has arrived once again as the Eagles travel to Oakland to face the Raiders.

Eagles-Raiders: Predictions, matchups and more

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Game day has arrived once again as the Eagles travel to Oakland to face the Raiders.

As usual, we kick off the day with our staff predictions and key matchups. Les Bowen will join the fray from the Oakland Coliseum and then we will have postgame coverage into the night here on Eagletarian.

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 30-9 (More on Les' pick, by clicking here)

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 27-6

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 27-10

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 31-9

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 35-20

John Smallwood: Eagles, 31-13

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 35-10 (To read Vic's full Week 6 selections, click here)

DOMO'S KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles WR DeSean Jackson vs. Raiders RCB Nnamdi Asomugha: Asomugha is a shutdown corner whom teams generally throw away from. Jackson already has two 100-yard receiving games. Advantage: Raiders

2. Eagles RDE Trent Cole vs. Raiders LT Mario Henderson: Henderson is an athletic left tackle who will have his hands full against the high-motor Cole, who has a team-high 3 1/2 sacks. Advantage: Eagles

3. Eagles TE Brent Celek vs. SLB Jon Alston: Celek leads the Eagles in receptions. Alston is an undersized SAM who could have problems with the much-stronger Celek. Advantage: Eagles
 

To read the complete scouting report, clickhere

DOMO'S RANKINGS

1. Giants 5-0

2. Vikings 5-0

3. Colts 5-0

4. Saints 4-0

5. Eagles 3-1

6. Falcons 3-1

7. Broncos 5-0

8. Patriots 3-2

9. Steelers 3-2

10. Bengals 4-1

11. Ravens 3-2

12. Packers 2-2

13. Bears 3-1

14. Chargers 2-2

15. Jets 3-2

16. Dolphins 2-3

17. Niners 3-2

18. Cowboys 3-2

19. Seahawks 2-3

20. Cardinals 2-2

21. Texans 2-3

22. Jaguars 2-3

23. Panthers 1-3

24. Titans 0-5

25. Lions 1-4

26. Redskins 2-3

27. Browns 1-4

28. Bills 1-4

29. Raiders 1-4

30. Chiefs 0-5

31. Bucs 0-5

32. Rams 0-5

 

 

 

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