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Eagles-Patriots Preseason Game Predictions

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The “rematch” is nigh.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dear Doug Pederson,

Please run the Philly Special tonight.

That’s all that matters for tonight’s game. (Well, that and everyone staying healthy. Run the Philly Special and get out of Boston Foxborough unscathed.)

Unfortunately, I’m not counting on Doug to do it since he that he said that play is “retired” now.

But c’mon, Eagles. You gotta give us something tonight. I know you’re probably going to take the high road because the focus is now about 2018. But at least give the fans some kind of moment where you remind everyone who won the Super Bowl earlier this year. It can be subtle. It just needs to be done.

As for the actual game, I’m predicting we’ll see a solid showing from the first team units. It won’t be hard for Nick Foles to have a better start than Nate Sudfeld did last week where he threw a pick. The defense looked dominant against Pittsburgh by forcing two three and outs. Will they be able to do that against some guy named Tom Brady who absolutely carved them up in February? Even though it’s just preseason it’d be nice to see some kind of improvement there.

Once the starters are out, there will be a number of position battles worth watching. We should learn more about the roster outlook at weakside linebacker, fourth running back, sixth wide receiver, depth defensive tackle, and more.

Most importantly, the game will help us pass the time until opening night on September 6.

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Score prediction: 41-33, Eagles win.

Bold prediction: Nick Foles catches a touchdown pass.

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