Monday, February 8, 2016

Eagles Game Day

The Eagles (3-3) host the surprising Atlanta Falcons (4-2) and returning hometown boy Matt Ryan at Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m. today.
The Birds look to continue their perfect record under Andy Reid after the bye week. Reid's team's are 9-0 coming off the break.

Eagles Game Day

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The Eagles (3-3) host the surprising Atlanta Falcons (4-2) and returning hometown boy Matt Ryan at Lincoln Financial Field at 1 p.m. today.

The Birds look to continue their perfect record under Andy Reid after the bye week. Reid's team's are 9-0 coming off the break.

Check back with Eagletarian throughout the day for breaking news and Les Bowen's reports from the Linc.

Among the interesting pregame storylines will be the inactives. Will receiver Reggie Brown, listed as questionable, play? What about newcomers Kyle Eckel and Tracy White? Both acquired since the Eagles last played, will they be active to help out on special teams?

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 28-23 (For Les' full pick, click here)

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 24-20

Bil Conlin: Falcons, 28-24

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 31-20

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 21-20

John Smallwood: Eagles, 24-17

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 27-21 (For Vic's full Week 8 selections, click here)

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles LT Tra Thomas vs. Falcons RDE John Abraham: Abraham has seven of his team's 10 sacks, but Thomas still is one of the league's best blindside pass-protectors. ADVANTAGE: EVEN

2. Eagles MLB Stewart Bradley vs. Falcons RB Michael Turner: Stopping Turner, the league's third-leading rusher, is the key to stopping the Falcons' offense. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

3. Eagles LCB Asante Samuel vs. Falcons WR Roddy White: Eagles' best cover man against the Falcons' best wideout. ADVANTAGE: EAGLES

For Paul Domowitch's full Scouting Report, click here.

DOMO'S NFL RANKINGS

1. Titans 6-0
2. Giants 5-1
3. Steelers 5-1
4. Bills 5-1
5. Bucs 5-2
6. Redskins 5-2
7. Panthers 5-2
8. Cowboys 4-3
9. Colts 3-3
10. Eagles 3-3
11. Patriots 4-2
12. Jaguars 3-3
13. Packers 4-3
14. Broncos 4-3
15. Cardinals 4-2
16. Falcons 4-2
17. Bears 4-3
18. Chargers 3-4
19. Ravens 3-3
20. Vikings 3-4
21. Saints 3-4
22. Texans 2-4
23. Jets 3-3
24. Dolphins 2-4
25. Rams 2-4
26. 49ers 2-5
27. Raiders 2-4
28. Browns 2-4
29. Seahawks 1-5
30. Chiefs 1-5
31. Bengals 0-7
32. Lions 0-6

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