Eagles News: Cardinals will look to attack a rare area of weakness for Jalen Hurts

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Best NFL Week 5 Single-Game Parlays: Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts, New York Jets’ Garrett Wilson and extra – PFF
Jalen Hurts (fifth in EPA) has been terrific to this point this season, however an area the place he has struggled is dealing with the blitz: And he’s been well-below-average on this division — each for his profession and this season. Although he has struggled in opposition to the blitz, Hurts most effective has been blitzed 25% of the time — which is a bottom-10 charge within the NFL. Cardinals blitz moment maximum within the NFL: At 44% blitz charge, Arizona will try to ship further power at Hurts early and ceaselessly. Hurts in 4th in rush share in his profession in opposition to blitzes: Not most effective has Hurts struggled in opposition to the blitz, however he additionally has a propensity to run when blitzed: 4th in rush share on blitzes for his profession and for this season. Look for Hurts to scramble, which implies a lean towards his dashing over and most likely fewer passes to get him below his passing general.

Eagles offense vs. Cardinals protection preview via the numbers – BGN
As discussed previous, the Cardinals have the 4th best blitz charge within the NFL this yr. The Eagles have struggled in opposition to the blitz. This turns out like an glaring level… however be expecting the Cardinals to blitz. The just right information? The Cardinals haven’t in truth been superb when blitzing this yr, in spite of the truth they love to do it. The Cardinals have allowed 36 receptions (1st) when sending 5 or extra rushers for 353 yards (4th) and six TDs (1st) for 0 interceptions. Yikes. They do have 22 pressures when sending 5 or extra rushers which ranks eighth however that isn’t spectacular bearing in mind how ceaselessly they blitz. I doubt that is the week the Cardinals develop into extra conservative bearing in mind the Eagles had been deficient in opposition to the blitz not too long ago however the Eagles may just use the Cardinals aggressiveness to their benefit.

Above the Nest with Raichele #60: Battle of the Birds Preview, Roster Moves + Injury Reports – BGN Radio
Raichele Privette in short recaps the Eagles Week 4 win in opposition to the Jaguars, breaks down what you wish to have to know forward of Week 5 in opposition to the Cardinals, runs thru roster strikes and damage studies for every crew.

Eagles over/unders: How many video games will they play in Arizona this season? – PhillyVoice
Eagles video games performed in Arizona this season: 1.5. My Eagles prediction prior to this season used to be extra positive than maximum: I had them achieving the NFC Championship Game for the primary time in 5 years, however in the long run shedding to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Gisele-less Brady doesn’t reasonably to appear to be the participant he as soon as used to be even though. Maybe that is like the tale of Samson, however Gisele threw out all of Tom’s avocado ice cream and that’s how he misplaced his unprecedented powers. Anyway, I reserve the precise to likelihood my select. I’m considering Super Bowl, which will be held in Arizona on February 12. I obviously concept the Birds can be higher than the consensus this yr, however I didn’t be expecting them to win the way in which they’re successful. Escaping the early February Philly climate for a week in Arizona doesn’t sound too dangerous, huh? OVER.

Eagles vs Cardinals Fantasy Football Worksheet, Week 5 – Sharp Football Analysis
Jalen Hurts (TRUST): Hurts had his first fable “letdown” remaining week, last because the QB15 (15.9 issues). The rain and 3 dashing ratings from his backs didn’t lend a hand his motive however Hurts nonetheless controlled to in finding the top zone at the flooring for the fourth time this season. The climate and sport script influenced a season-low 25 move makes an attempt however Hurts nonetheless threw for 8.2 yards according to move strive. The Eagles had been so just right to open the season that they have got in truth capped Hurts. Hurts leads the league with 87.7 fable issues scored within the first half of of video games whilst the following closest participant (Cooper Kupp) has 60.2 issues. In the second one half of this season, Hurts has scored 13.6 fable issues, which ranks 156th within the league. He does no longer also have a landing passing or dashing in the second one half of this season whilst he has thrown simply 38 moment half of passes in general thru 4 video games. There will be no rain in Arizona, most effective fable issues. The Cardinals had a reprieve remaining week going through Baker Mayfield, however they nonetheless rank twenty fourth in yards allowed according to move strive (7.6 Y/A), twenty fifth in of completion charge (68.4%), and twenty seventh in landing charge (5.8%) allowed to quarterbacks with Mayfield’s numbers factored in. If Arizona can do their section offensively, this might be a fable smorgasbord, however at minimal, if the Eagles are nicely forward as soon as once more it will most probably be as a result of Hurts performed nicely sufficient to log a bunch of issues early on.

Roob’s observations: An underrated high quality this Eagles crew has – NBCSP
3. The Cards are the one NFL crew that doesn’t have a 40-yard offensive play this yr. In truth, they don’t also have a play longer than 30 yards. The Eagles have 9 performs over 30 yards and 5 40-yarders.

Eagles-Cardinals preview: Matchups, storylines to watch, sport predictions – The Athletic
Berman: The Eagles are the easier crew even with the wounds, and this isn’t a in particular tricky position to play, despite the fact that it’s at the street. The Cardinals have misplaced their remaining seven house video games. Sirianni emphasised physicality in crew conferences this week, and the Eagles will turn out to be the extra bodily crew on Sunday. They’re higher on each traces. The fear will have to be Murray. He has the possible to be an equalizer. I don’t assume it’s sufficient for Arizona to win, nevertheless it’s sufficient to make it nearer than you recommend. I be expecting Hurts to have a large sport and Goedert to be the highest move catcher, however I will see the Cardinals making a overdue push to no less than make it a one-possession sport. They have 66 second-half issues (and most effective 16 first-half issues). The Eagles transfer to 5-0 with a 28-24 win.

Spadaro: 6 storylines to apply Sunday vs. Cardinals – PE.com
Continuity is so necessary to the Eagles’ offensive line and so they’ve had simply that thru 4 video games with the similar beginning 5 every week – all victories. With left take on Jordan Mailata (shoulder) downgraded to out, the crew will have a new beginning offensive line for the primary time in 2022. How a lot does continuity subject? In 2020, the Eagles led the lead with 57.1 adjusted video games misplaced due to offensive linemen, the best within the league because the 2016 Minnesota Vikings, in accordance to Football Outsiders. In all, the Eagles used 14 other beginning mixtures up entrance. The Eagles sagged in 2020, falling to 4-11-1. Last season, the Eagles had some early accidents – guards Brandon Brooks and Isaac Seumalo have been misplaced for the rest of 2021 in Weeks 2 and three, respectively. But then issues stabilized a bit – even supposing it took a few weeks later for the road to truly calm down – with Landon Dickerson stepping in at left guard and Jack Driscoll and Nate Herbig sharing beginning assignments at proper guard. Through all of it, Jason Kelce began each sport for the 7th instantly season, and on Sunday he’s set to get started his 5th sport this season and his 134th consecutive sport (together with playoffs) general. What does this all imply for Sunday? It implies that the Eagles would possibly have to re-establish some continuity with Driscoll in for Mailata, as he used to be in opposition to Jacksonville in Week 4. Arizona likes to blitz and create havoc, so the Eagles truly have to be at the similar web page on this one.

Saturday prior to soccer Sunday: What to watch for in Eagles-Cardinals – Revenge Of The Birds
Zach Ertz is well the most efficient tight finish the Cardinals have had since Jackie Smith within the Sixties. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Ertz with the thirty fifth general select within the 2013 draft and went on to set a quantity of information that comes with the record-breaking 116 receptions in 2018. He used to be traded to the Cardinals remaining season and went on to haul in 56 passes, 574 yards, and 3 touchdowns in most effective 11 video games. In what might be a revenge sport of types for the tight finish, be expecting Ertz to be closely focused in opposition to his former crew. As discussed previous, Haason Reddick used to be the Cardinals’ former first-round variety within the 2017 draft and he will be hungry for extra sacks as he leads the Eagles with 3.5. “It’s always special to go back there,” Reddick instructed journalists in Philadelphia this week. “I always want to go back there just to show them what they let go.” Will Kyler Murray lengthen his win streak in opposition to Oklahoma quarterbacks? Can the Cardinals’ run sport get going early? Will Jalen Hurts placed on a display in opposition to the Cardinals’ protection? This is the Arizona Cardinals’ likelihood to make a observation with a win at house in opposition to the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles.

NFC East roundup: A 3-team race for No. 1 – Blogging The Boys
Jalen Hurts will have to get a lot of credit score. He has evolved no longer most effective into a higher quarterback however a higher chief. In his press convention this week, the Philadelphia media requested him in regards to the Manning Cast and different foolish questions. Hurts became the dialog round and requested the journalists if they’d any questions on Arizona and the sport. That’s a quarterback having a look to keep locked in whilst the remainder of the sector crowns the Super Bowl champs. The Philly media does have a level. There are just right vibes within the City of Brotherly Love at the moment. The Eagles beat a aggressive Jaguars crew within the rain, the place they trailed 14-0 at one level. Each week has offered a new hurdle, and so they’ve jumped over every one. Kyler Murray gifts a drawback for the Eagles protection they haven’t observed this season. Murray is unquestionably extra elusive and more difficult to convey down than Carson Wentz, Kirk Cousins, Trevor Lawrence, and Jared Goff. According to Next Gen Stats, the previous No. 1 select willed his crew to a win in opposition to the Raiders on an early two-point conversion play the place he ran for virtually 90 yards. He’s all the time a danger to run, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the Eagles protection defends that danger.

Washington Commanders vs Tennessee Titans Preview: 3 matchups to watch – Hogs Haven
Matchup 2: Carson Wentz vs his inclinations. Carson Wentz has to get the ball into the fingers of his playmakers, and he has to get them concerned early within the sport. Jahan Dotson is out, and Logan Thomas may additionally omit the Titans sport. Terry McLaurin has been criminally under-targeted via Wentz this yr, in spite of some rubbish time stats boosting his numbers for the yr. Curtis Samuel has been used far and wide the offense, and he’s nice for choosing up some yards right here and there, however the large performs had been lacking, in spite of Wentz truly, truly in need of them to paintings. The Commanders want to feed McLaurin the ball, and get the fellow they simply paid into a rhythm with the fellow below middle. That additionally way a alternate in gameplan from Offensive Coordinator Scott Turner to lend a hand Wentz get the ball out sooner, and to the precise goals. The offensive line has 3 other starters, and will most probably want further lend a hand to stay the QB upright and productive. Wentz has no longer seemed at ease on this offense, so changes from Turner want to come prior to the 2d half of. The operating sport, with a most likely freed up Antonio Gibson may just lend a hand with that.

Giants roster strikes: S Tony Jefferson signed: QB Davis Webb, WR Marcus Johnson increased – Big Blue View
Johnson, 28, is a 6-foot-1, 207-pound, six-year NFL veteran. He has performed for the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans. In 42 NFL video games, he has 51 receptions. Johnson used to be increased from the Giants’ follow squad remaining week in opposition to the Chicago Bears, enjoying a unmarried offensive snap. With Kenny Golladay (knee), Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) and Kadarius Toney (hamstring) not able to play, the addition of Johnson the Giants have most effective 4 extensive receivers lively for Sunday. The others are Richie James, David Sills and Darius Slayton.

Steelers T.J. Watt reportedly undergoes knee surgical operation, most probably to extend his go back – Behind The Steel Curtain
How lengthy will this push Watt’s go back again? Sources instructed ESPN simply a week or two. “But the knee surgery likely will push back Watt’s return by at least another week or two, according to sources, meaning the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year now might not return until after the Steelers’ bye in Week 9. Pittsburgh hosts the Saints in Week 10 before a Week 11 road game against the Colts on Monday Night Football.” The Steelers will need to be affected person with Watt’s go back, no longer dashing him again, however it’s glaring the crew wishes him again if they would like to salvage what’s left of the 2022 season. [BLG Note: The Eagles host the Steelers in Week 8.]

Investigation reveals no violation in dealing with of Tua Tagovailoa; NFL and NFLPA agree to new concussion protocols – SB Nation
On Saturday, the NFL introduced that an investigation asked via the NFLPA into how the concussion protocols have been implemented and adopted referring to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had concluded. According to the investigation, there have been no violations of the NFL’s concussion protocols and that the information have been adopted as written. However, the record and investigation discovered that the protocols in position on the time of Tagovailoa’s damage in opposition to the Buffalo Bills have been “insufficient,” and the NFL and the NFLPA agreed to a new sequence of concussion protocols, to be carried out straight away.

Legends fall, heroes upward push: Phillies 2, Cardinals 0 – The Good Phight
For the second one instantly night time, Zach Eflin used to be known as upon to end off the sport, and for the second one instantly night time, it wasn’t a blank inning. With two outs, he allowed singles to Corey Dickerson and Yadi Molina (Giving the announcers one ultimate likelihood to verbally slobber far and wide him). But he in spite of everything were given Tommy Edman to foul out, sending Pujols and Molina into retirement, and the Phillies into the following around. I am hoping everybody has gotten their “sea legs” below them in phrases of observing playoff baseball, for the reason that Phillies are off to Atlanta to face their department competitors who occur to be the protecting champions. It appears like a tricky task, and it usually will be. But take into account: The harder the task, the extra alternatives there are for new legends to emerge. [BLG Note: Let’s go Phils!!!]

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