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BGN Radio Episode 81!

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The Philadelphia Eagles have a pretty important game this week. Call it a must-win, if you must, because dropping to 1-2 with a Thursday night road game in Green Bay coming up would not be very good!

In order to preview this week’s Eagles opponent — the Detroit Lions — I got together with my good friend, PhillyVoice writer, and BGN Radio co-host Jimmy Kempski. You can listen to our conversation about everything going on with the Eagles below:

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SHOW TOPICS

LATEST EAGLES NEWS

  • What’s up with all these injuries!? Who/what is to blame? And how will the Eagles replace some of these guys moving forward?
  • Should the Eagles trade for Jalen Ramsey? Jimmy makes the case, I’m not so sure it’ll actually happen.
  • Missing out on Minkah Fitzpatrick.

TAKEAWAYS FROM EAGLES VS. FALCONS

  • What can we learn from an anomaly of a game?
  • Talking about the level of concern at every position group moving forward.
  • Evaluating Carson Wentz through two games so far.
  • A high level of concern about a lack of pass rush and slow starts.

WEEK 3 LIONS MATCHUPS

  • Eagles offense vs. the Lions defense — Darius Slay could take Nelson Agholor away so it’s time for Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside to step up.
  • Eagles defense vs. the Lions offense — Is Detroit’s group of skill players being slept on?

NFL PICKS AGAINST THE SPREAD AROUND THE NFC EAST

  • Giants at Buccaneers (-6.5): Daniel Jones is starting and Eli Manning is benched. Is Manning a Hall of Fame quarterback?
  • Dolphins at Cowboys (-21.5): Are the Cowboys getting extra credit for merely doing what’s expected?
  • Bears (-4) at Washington: Jimmy says Washington is the second worst team in the NFL.

RECORDS SO FAR: BLG is 2-1, Jimmy is 1-2

EAGLES VS. LIONS PREDICTION

  • There isn’t a great vibe around the Eagles right now.
  • Why are the Eagles (-7) favored by so much?
  • Predicting the winner and final score of Sunday game
  • Final thoughts!

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Up next: Stay tuned for more Eagles vs. Lions preview coverage this week with The Kist and Solak Show and the Babes On Broad podcast! Also don’t forget to check out the Eagles vs. Lions postgame show after Sunday game.

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