Jets at Eagles: Week 5 Preview and Prediction

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By: Julio Olmo

There is no position in the National Football League judged like offensive lineman.

If a wide receiver drops five passes, yet manages to make couple touchdown receptions – the wide receiver is complemented for having great game.

However, if an offensive lineman plays over 50-60 snaps, but gives-up one sack, that one mistake is what the television cameras focus on and commentators are quick to point it out.

Offensive linemen are overlooked bodyguards, only shown attention when skill position players reward them with expensive gifts.

Moving forward, their effectiveness will determine how the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season plays out.

Key Points

  • The offensive line not only has to protect the franchise quarterback – Carson Wentz, but also has to continue to open running lanes for a committee running backs.

Pass-blocking, particularly in today’s NFL, is still the most basic requirement, because it involves protecting the castle walls of the offense and the throne room of the team’s most important player, the quarterback.

However, offensive linemen love to run-block. Not that it is easy, or pain-free, or always effective, but it gives the offensive linemen a chance to lash out at their tormentors, and, boy, do they like it.

  • It gives a defensive unit, which has a secondary basically being held together by Duct Tape at the moment, time to rest & a fighting chance to win games for you.

The secondary needs Jalen Ramsey badly in order to get their mess together and they offered a 1st and a 2nd draft picks for him, but Jacksonville response was that it was not enough and wanted more.

The Eagles could easily be 4-0. They could, very well, also be 0-4 had several plays gone differently. Depends on what side you are on in that argument.

Players To Watch?

  • Sam Darnold

As of the time of this article, there is still no definitive answer on whether or not Sam Darnold will play in Week 5. He is been doing everything he can to get back on the playing field, but there is no word.

  • Le’Veon Bell

This offseason, Le’Veon Bell was one of the guys every team wanted, but few were going to pay the price tag that it was going to take to land him.

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Personally, I been keeping track of New York Jets’ right tackle number 72, Brandon Shell.

That is Art Shell’s nephew, right there.

Art Shell was the first African-American head coach in the NFL.

He was also inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1989.

New York Jets’ fans are hoping Brandon is heading for the same type of greatness as his uncle.

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Prediction

This is a game the Philadelphia Eagles should win.

Eagles 23 and Jets – who will be wearing the wrong shade of green, 10.

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