Week 4 of the NFL season has multiple matchups of teams with winning records facing off against each other. While that was expected for the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, not many people probably predicted it would be the case with the Jacksonville Jaguars traveling to take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Jaguars enter the game 2-1, dominating their last two opponents. After shutting out the Indianapolis Colts 24-0 in Week 2, they went on the road and defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 38-10. It was the first win on the road of Trevor Lawrence’s career and he will be looking for his second this week.
The Eagles are going to give them a stiff test this week as they are the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. Philadelphia has been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL, holding their last two opponents to one score each game after struggling to close out the Detroit Lions in Week 1.
Philadelphia’s offense has been on point all season. They have scored at least 24 points in all three games as teams are struggling to find a way to slow them down. After relying heavily on the run game in recent seasons, the Eagles now have a dangerous passing game as well led by Jalen Hurts.
Hurts has put the work in to improve his game and the franchise went out and got A.J. Brown in a trade from the Tennessee Titans to upgrade the weapons around him. It has resulted in excellence on the field thus far this season.
One NFL scout that spoke to NFL Analysis Network is expecting that to continue this week. The scout believes that Hurts is going to have a huge game against the visiting Jaguars.
“So far this season, we’ve seen that Jalen (Hurts) has the ability to be a superstar. He’ll show even more of that this week. If I had to predict his performance, I’d bet on 275 yards and three touchdowns through the air, and another 100 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He’s going to come through big for Philly.”
With his dual-threat ability, Hurts is a very difficult quarterback to slow down. Teams dared him to throw the ball last season but this year, he is carving them up through the air, making this Eagles offense a very difficult one to game plan against.
Facing off against their former head coach Doug Pederson will present some challenges as he knows some of their strengths and weaknesses, including Hurts’. But, that doesn’t stop the scout from believing Hurts and the Eagles will keep their undefeated record intact.