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Eagles vs. Lions Week 8 game preview and predictions

How are you feeling about this matchup?

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The Philadelphia Eagles are going to lose to the Detroit Lions.

That’s totally how this one is shaping up, right? It feels like the Eagles are a disaster.

Of course, the same can be said of most 0-7 teams as well. But the Lions aren’t most 0-7 teams. They’re a little better than their record indicates, which is a funny thing to type. But it’s true, even though DraftKings Sportsbook is projecting them to lose to the Eagles. .

The Lions are really hungry for the first win of the Dan Campbell era after coming so close a number of times before. I also think there’s something to this being a Duce Staley revenge game.

It’s also just really hard to trust the Eagles. Jalen Hurts gets an incredibly favorable passing matchup today but he hasn’t been able to really take advantage of those thus far. Jonathan Gannon’s soft Cover 2 defense is something that Jared Goff should be able to have success against.

Perhaps those doubting the Eagles in this matchup are underrating the Lions’ talent deficiencies. Their roster wasn’t that great to begin with and it’s been further depleted by a number of injuries. The juice to squeeze from Detroit’s dried-up orange is limited.

In a perfect world, the Eagles take advantage of the Lions in this spot and the win helps Nick Sirianni turn the corner. We start to see more promising signs for the future.

In reality, it’s tough to bank on that happening. It might be more beneficial in the long run for the Eagles to lose this game. Wearing an L to the league’s only winless team could force Jeffrey Lurie to take a long, hard look in the mirror and realize that his franchise isn’t actually on the right track after all.

It’s on the Eagles to prove their skeptics wrong.

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My predictions:

Score prediction: 20 to 17, Eagles lose.

Bold prediction: The Eagles score two touchdowns that don’t come in garbage time.

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