The Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) will look to avenge the team's first loss against the St. Louis Rams (1-2) on Sunday. After a loss to the NFC West last week, the Eagles can get some revenge against that division with a win over St. Louis. The Eagles are returning home and need to improve the offense moving forward.
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Philadelphia is coming off of a loss with inadequate performances from quarterback Nick Foles and running back LeSean McCoy. Those two will need to majorly rebound if the Eagles are expected to make a playoff run. The Rams will pose an interesting threat because their defensive front seven is impressive, but their offense has been mediocre through four games. Former undrafted free agent quarterback Austin Davis will start for St. Louis.
Date: October 5, 2014
Time: 1 PM ET
Announcers: Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston with Tony Siragusa
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: Monday, October 6, 2014 - 1:30 PM
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Sirius 91 (Internet 823)
Local radio: 94 WIP
Per OddsShark, the Eagles are the favorites. Here's our advice.
St. Louis Rams +7.5
Philadelphia Eagles -7.5
This will be the 40th meeting between the Rams and Eagles. The teams are tied at 19-19-1 in their series together. The two squads have met three times in the playoffs with the Eagles being 1-2 in those matchups. The Eagles have won the last three regular season meetings, with the latest victory coming in 2011 with a 31-13 win in St. Louis.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf), C Jason Kelce (hernia)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring)
PROBABLE: TE Trey Burton (achilles), CB Nolan Carroll II (ankle), TE James Casey (knee), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring), WR Josh Huff (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), OL Matt Tobin (ankle), S Earl Wolff (knee)
Rams injury report
OUT: CB Trumaine Johnson (knee), G/C Barrett Jones (back), CB Brandon McGee (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Tavon Austin (knee)
PROBABLE: QB Shaun Hill (thigh)
- So far this season, Darren Sproles has made four plays of more than 40 yards.
- Sproles has 200 punt return yards on the season, which is already more than the team's total punt return yardage all of last seasons.
- The Eagles have won six-straight regular season games at Lincoln Financial Field.
- LeSean McCoy is fourth all-time on the Eagles rushing yards list (5,665). He is 195 yards away from third place, as Steve Van Buren had 5,860 rushing yards in his Philadelphia career.
- Rams head coach Jeff Fisher served as the Eagles defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator during his tenure in Philadelphia from 1986-90.
- Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur served in the same position for the Rams from 2009-10.
- Eagles assistant defensive back coach Todd Lyght played cornerback for the Rams from 1991-2000. He was the team's first round pick in 1991. In his Rams career, Lyght had 31 interceptions, made one Pro Bowl and blocked a field goal in Super Bowl XXXIV.
- Punter Donnie Jones and cornerback Bradley Fletcher are both former Rams. Jones played for St. Louis from 2007-2011 and was an All-Pro in 2008 and 2009. He currently holds three punting records for the team. Fletcher was a third round pick of the Rams in 2009. He played four years in St. Louis before signing with the Eagles last season. He started 26 games in this Rams career.
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