Thursday, November 23, 2017
NFL

Eagles vs Panthers

After a street win in Detroit, the Panthers will return home to have the 4-1 Eagles on Thursday night. For those of you that have taken after my work, you may realize that I’ve grown up an Eagles fan and that I compose for Cat Scratch Reader’s sister site, Bleeding Green Nation. This week, I’ll cross adversary lines to demonstrate what preferences the Panthers may have on a short week. Eagles vs Panthers Live Stream

Favorable position: Front Seven

The Eagles were disproportionate in their play calling the initial two weeks, yet after a misfortune at Kansas City, in which Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz dropped back to pass 46 times, the play calling has turned out to be more adjusted. Since that misfortune, the Eagles have found the middle value of 176 yards hurrying for every amusement on 39 conveys. The Eagles have done this by to a great extent running a council of backs that highlights LeGarrette Blount, Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement. While this has conflicted with groups like the Giants, Chargers and Cardinals who are largely exceptionally skilled on guard, the Panthers represent an alternate test in the reality their front seven staff are among the association’s ideal. Luke Kuechly, Thomas Davis, Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short. Those four players can close down a run diversion and on the off chance that you factor in Shaq Thompson they would takeaway be able to Wentz’s most loved weapon in tight end Zach Ertz. Eagles vs Panthers Live Stream

In spite of the fact that the Panthers edge rushers haven’t been the best, they’ll get a lift as Eagles right handle Lane Johnson supported a blackout against the Cardinals that will probably keep him out of this amusement.

After the Week 2 misfortune in Kansas City, the Eagles sidelined their beginning left monitor Isaac Seumalo for reinforcement Chance Warmack. Since that sidelining, the Eagles have begun a left watch by council with Stefen Wisniewski taking greater part of the snaps at left protect, and the hostile line has never looked better. At the point when Wiz is in, the Eagles offense truly murmurs, when Warmack is swapped in, drives never get off the ground. A week ago Wiz played about 70 percent of the snaps and Pederson affirmed that going ahead he would keep on seeing the greater part of the snaps, however would at present turn him out with Warmack. The Panthers would be astute to assault Warmack and his holes when he sees snaps. Eagles vs Panthers Live Stream

Beside the edge surge and run safeguard, the Panthers must cut down Carson Wentz on first contact. Wentz flourishes in structure and in addition out of it and has made unfathomable plays by utilizing his physicality to evade safeguards. Schedule: http://www.nfl.com/schedules/2017/REG6

Weakness: Offensive line

The Panthers hostile line looked better on Sunday against the Lions on Sunday, the Eagles come in with extraordinary compared to other guarded lines in football, aggregating 12 sacks and driving groups to totally re-change their strategies. Four of those sacks have come in the last two diversions with the Eagles best cautious lineman, Fletcher Cox, on the sideline with calf damage. It’s vague if Cox will suit up Thursday night, yet regardless of the possibility that he doesn’t the edge turn of Vinny Curry, Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and Chris Long has enabled the Eagles to keep their protective line new. Having Ryan Kalil sound for this amusement would be a major lift, particularly if Cox plays.

Favorable position: Receivers

The Panthers don’t gloat the most noteworthy arrangement of collectors, yet they exceed expectations at winning at the catch point and getting physical. The Eagles are jogging out Jalen Mills, a 5’11 corner who PFF has graphed as the most focused on cornerback in the alliance and in light of current circumstances. Plants frequently surrenders burdensome plays and battles with since quite a while ago speed. On the opposite side the Eagles are beginning third-round new kid on the block draft pick Rasul Douglas who has played well against the kind of recipients the Panthers convey, yet has battled against those with since quite a while ago speed. Short a week ago against the Cardinals, the Eagles have been defenseless to enormous plays. Expect Cam Newton and friends to take shots at Mills early and frequently.

Weakness: Secondary

The Eagles wide collector corps was dreadful in 2016. The front office tended to that this offseason by acquiring free specialists Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. The procurement of Smith and Jeffery, and the exchange of Jordan Matthews that opened up the space for Nelson Agholor, has the Eagles offense murmuring through the air. So far the patched up offense has worked ponders for Wentz. The one irregularity the Eagles have is that Wentz’s profound ball has been unstable. Over the most recent two weeks, it has enhanced enormously, yet in the initial three weeks Wentz missed totally open beneficiaries downfield on a predictable premise. Falcons head mentor Doug Pederson runs a great deal of an indistinguishable ideas from Mike Shula — three level extend plays, knife ideas, greetings lo peruses, and so on. Much like his guide Andy Reid, Doug Pederson does a great deal of window dressing and plotting to open beneficiaries up downfield. For the Panthers’ optional to have achievement correspondence on these course ideas and perusing their keys accurately will be basic to restricting the Eagles offense.

Favorable position: A very much planned run amusement

I specified that the Eagles have surrendered huge plays, yet their run barrier has been stellar. That being stated, Washington, Arizona and New York don’t offer a lot of a test. The Eagles viably close down Melvin Gordon and had blanked Kareem Hunt for a decent bit of their matchup against the Chiefs, however surrendered an a 50+ yard touchdown hurried to Hunt late in that amusement and a 30-yard touchdown raced to Austin Eckler of the Chargers.

At the point when groups send players into movement in the run diversion against the Eagles, that has a tendency to be their achilles heel. The Chiefs have killed everyone in the NFL on those movements, however now and again the Eagles tend to mis-read their run keys or neglect to close reduction paths.

The normal zone-run or strategic maneuvers may not be compelling against the Eagles, but rather when you factor in choice runs and zone peruses, the Panthers have a mix for progress.

Mike Shula called a better than average diversion against the Lions and with a weapon like Christian McCaffrey, I wouldn’t be shocked if the Panthers hit enormous on confusion plays that exploit an amazingly forceful safeguard.

By and large

It sucks that this amusement is on Thursday night. While there have been some quality diversions on TNF this year, I feel like we’d show signs of improvement amusement if this was MNF or SNF. That being stated, I would need to envision that being the home group helps the Panthers on a short week. In any case, this ought to be the best round of the week as it will shape the early NFC playoff picture. This will be the third straight matchup between these two groups that arrived in a primetime space (2014 MNF and 2015 SNF) and I anticipate that it will be a low scoring issue that will be won by the group that in a general sense executes the best.

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