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Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) vs. Indianapolis Colts (1-1)
After being handed their first loss since winning the Super Bowl, the prodigal son, Carson Wentz, returns to the lineup as the Eagles head back to the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field to face the Indianapolis Colts. The Linc has been kind to the Eagles of late, as they have won each of their last 3 home games and 12 of its last 13 dating back to Week 16 of 2016, with the only loss coming in a throw away game in the 2017 season finale where the Eagles rest multiple starters. Wentz will be missing some key weapons on offense with Alshon Jeffery, Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles and Mack Hollins all slated to miss the game as well as Mike Wallace who landed on the IR last week with a broken fibula. He will get a weapon back though with the return of Jordan Matthews to Philadelphia, who signed with the team Wednesday morning. The Eagles will see a familiar face on the Colts sideline, where last years Super Champion OC Frank Reich will attempt to steer the Colts to victory. The Colts looked good last week as they dispatched Eagles’ division rival Redskins 21-9. Andrew Luck looks to be returning to Pro Bowl form in Frank Reich’s offense where he had 3 TDs last week. The Eagles secondary was torched by Ryan Fitzpatrick last week, so I am sure Luck and the Colts WRs especially Pro Bowler TY Hilton are salivating to get theirs as well. The secondary needs to play better or it could be another long day. A key will be the pass rush, if the Eagles can get pressure on Luck early and often it could go a long way in helping the beleaguered secondary improve their 28th pass defense ranking. On the other side of the ball the Eagles will look to improve from last week, which doesn’t look like it will be easy. The Colts look like they found a stud in the 2018 draft on defense with reigning AFC Defensive Player of the Week Darius Leonard. However, if Wentz can return to form and pick up where he left off before his injury last year he should be able to lead the team to victory. It won’t be easy with so many key pieces missing on the offense, but as Pederson has proved in the past he is always able to find matchups to exploit even without the optimal lineup at his disposal due to injuries. If nothing else it should be a great game between two great QBs and two great coaches.