Thursday, July 30, 2015

Game Day for Week 11

The Eagles look to bounce back from last week's tough loss with a game in Cincinnati against the Bengals.

Game Day for Week 11

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The Eagles look to bounce back from last week's tough loss with a game in Cincinnati against the Bengals.

Check back throughout the day for Les Bowen's updates from Paul Brown Stadium.

STAFF PREDICTIONS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 27-20 (For Les' expanded prediction, click here)

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 28-10

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 34-10

Paul Domowitch: Bengals, 24-21

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 27-21

John Smallwood: Eagles, 31-17

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 34-17 (For Vic's complete Week 11 selections, click here)

KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles CBs Asante Samuel and Sheldon Brown vs. Bengals WRs T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Chad Johnson. Houshmandzadeh is third in the league in receptions. Advantage: Bengals

2. Eagles RB Brian Westbrook vs. Bengals MLB Dhani Jones. Westbrook isn't completely healthy, but still wins this matchup against his former teammate. Advantage: Eagles

3. Eagles PR DeSean Jackson vs. Bengals punt coverage unit. Bengals are 28th in punt coverage, Jackson is ninth in punt returns. Advantage: Eagles

For Paul Domowitch's complete Eagles-Bengals scouting report, click here

ANOTHER VIEW

And if you are interested in what the keys are for the Bengals, there is this from Cincy Jungle. Interesting to note that the Bengals are fairly confident that they can get the deep passing game going against the Birds, assuming that Ryan Fitzpatrick stays upright.

 

 

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