The Philadelphia Eagles are currently the only team with a win on their record in the NFC East after Week 1. The team will be able to build on their divisional lead by defeating the Indianapolis Colts in a tough road challenge on Monday Night Football at Lucas Oil Stadium in NFL Week 2. The Eagles are fresh off of a comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars but they need to prove that they can play a solid game from start to finish.
Quarterback Nick Foles has to show that he can put together a performance worthy of a bonafide starting passer and will have a mediocre defense to pick on Monday night. The Colts have some talented offensive players that will challenge the Philadelphia defense, but quarterback Andrew Luck is the man to look out for in this one. This is likely to be another close contest, but an Eagles win would vault them into an even better position in the division.
Date: September 15, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM EST
Announcers: Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
NFL Network replay: Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:30 PM EST
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Local radio: 94 WIP
Per Bovada, the Colts are the favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles +3 (-105)
Indianapolis Colts -3 (-115)
Here's our advice.
This will be the 19th time that the two teams have played each other. The Colts currently have the winning record in the all-time series at 10-8. The Eagles are 1-4 in the last five meetings but Philadelphia won the last matchup on November 10, 2010 by a score of 26-24.
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NFL Injury Report
OUT: WR Josh Huff (shoulder), OG Matt Tobin (ankle)
PROBABLE: RB Chris Polk (hamstring), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), WR Brad Smith (groin)
Colts injury report
OUT: ILB Jerrell Freman (hamstring), OL Joe Reitz (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Arthur Jones (shoulder), C Khaled Holmes (ankle), NT Josh Chapman (ankle)
PROBABLE: S Sergio Brown (shoulder), CB Greg Toler (ribs)
- Eagles kicker Cody Parkey signed with the Colts as undrafted free agent out of Auburn this off-season. He was traded to the Eagles for running back David Fluellen prior to the third preseason game. Parkey beat out Alex Henery for the starting kicker job. He went 2-for-2 on field goals including a 51-yard attempt and had five touchbacks on seven kickoffs in the first game of his career.
- Offensive tackle Dennis Kelly is from Illinois but played college football at Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana.
- Colts quarterback Andrew Luck went 1-2 against Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks while the passer was at Stanford.
- Chip Kelly is 2-3 against the AFC so far in his NFL coaching career. He is 1-0 against the AFC South.
- Colts roster does not feature a player from Oregon.
- Outside linebacker Trent Cole had three tackles and a sack against the Colts in their 2010 matchup. Running back LeSean McCoy had 95 rushing yards on 16 carries (5.9 YPC) and three catches for eight yards. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had four catches for 48 yards.
- Colts general manager Ryan Grigson spent eight seasons in the Eagles front office prior to being hired by Indianapolis.
- LeSean McCoy is just 30 rushing attempts away from passing Duce Staley for fourth all-time on the Eagles rushing list.
- Nick Foles needs just 34 passing yards to pass Rodney Peete for the 12th spot on the Eagles all-time passing yardage list.
NFL Schedule 2014
Former Eagles on the Other Sideline
FB Stanley Havili (2011-2012)
S Colt Anderson (2011-2013)
C A.Q. Shipley (2010-2011 practice squad)
LB Andy Studebacker (2008 sixth round pick)
RB Dion Lewis (2011-2012)