Friday, July 3, 2015

Your biggest concern; DN predictions and matchups

The clock is ticking down to the 2010 season opener as the Eagles face the Green Bay Packers at the Linc on what could be a rainy afternoon.

Your biggest concern; DN predictions and matchups

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The clock is ticking down to the 2010 season opener as the Eagles face the Green Bay Packers at the Linc on what could be a rainy afternoon.

So, what is your biggest concern entering the season?

As part of the latest Daily News fan survey conducted by the Temple University Sport Industry Research Center, we asked that question of fans who identified the Eagles as their favorite team in the city. The online survey was conducted in mid-to-late August.

Here is what we found:

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Offensive line: 48 percent

Secondary: 24 percent

Quarterback: 11 percent

Defensive line: 7 percent

Coaching: 7 percent

Linebacker: 3 percent

Management: 1 percent

However, this same group was highly optimistic about the season with 97 percent expecting the Eagles to win at least 8 games. Here is the breakdown:

10 wins: 36 percent

9 wins: 29 percent

8 wins, 14 percent

11 wins: 12 percent

12 wins: 4 percent

7 or less: 3 percent

13 or more: 2 percent

STAFF PICKS

Here is how Daily News staffers see today's game:

Les Bowen: Packers, 28-20

Ed Barkowitz: Packers, 27-20

Bill Conlin: Packers, 30-20

Paul Domowitch: Packers 31-24

Marcus Hayes: Packers, 44-21

John Smallwood: Packers, 27-20

Vegas Vic: Eagles, 27-24

Here are the views of the staff of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Tom Silverstein: Packers, 24-14

Michael Hunt: Packers, 31-21

Greg A. Bedard: Eagles, 23-20

Lori Nickel: Packers, 28-17

DOMO'S THREE KEY MATCHUPS

 Eagles C Jamaal Jackson vs. Packers NT B.J. Raji. Jackson is 8 months removed from ACL surgery and didn’t play a preseason down. Advantage: Packers

Eagles SS Quintin Mikell and LBs Ernie Sims and Akeem Jordan vs. Packers TE Jermichael Finley. Finley is Rodgers’ new go-to guy. Eagles are hoping addition of Sims improves their ability to neutralize TEs. Advantage: Packers

Eagles WRs DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Jason Avant vs. Packers CBs Charles Woodson, Tramon Williams and Sam Shields. Woodson is one of the league’s best, but Williams and Shields, an undrafted rookie, can be exploited. Advantage: Eagles

 

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