Player to look at: Zach Ertz.
No tight end has been targeted more at a negative balance area than Ertz:
1. Zach Ertz 8
2. Mark Andrews 5
3. Travis Kelce 4
4. Vance McDonald 4
(2 more players tied up at 4)
Having said that, Ertz doesn’t have touchdown yet. However, he’s nevertheless really dangerous, while he’s got 13 catches (t-fourth among TEs) for 126 yards (eighth) and five very first downs (t-eighth)
Wentz is just too great for the Lions to shut him down completely. He’s got a amazing skill to expand performs and work out some ballsy tosses. Their performance that is second-half against Falcons ended up being an ideal exemplory instance of the sort of game-changing performs they can make. Of course it weren’t for the late stop by Nelson Agholor—another man to look at this week—the Eagles would likely be 2-0 as a result of Wentz’s heroics.
Having said that, this offense is operating extremely brief on tools, in addition to Lions are pretty well-equipped to cope with that at this time. The main element for Detroit is to force Wentz into some decision that is bad force. Regrettably, the Lions haven’t show the capability to do this regularly, therefore I don’t have strong feeling either method with this matchup.
Eagles run offense (27th) vs. Lions run protection (13th)
This year’s DVOA: Eagles (sixteenth) vs. Lions (12th)
The Eagles operating game has been a little bit of an enigma for quite a while now. Despite their late-season surge in 2018, their running game really somehow got even worse. They couldn’t actually determine a lead straight straight right back, so that they went and got Jordan Howard this 12 months, while the outcomes more or less appear exactly the same.