Bleeding Green Nation says the defense is key to winning with Nick Foles at quarterback:
I also think about how the Eagles led the NFL in pressure generated this season. The pass rush was expected to be a major strength of the team. It lived up to the hype, so far, and it’ll need to be strong moving forward. Fletcher Cox needs to be the absolute monster the Eagles are paying him to be. Same thing for Tim Jernigan. Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, Chris Long, and Derek Barnett have all proved to be forces off the edge this season. They need to keep that up.
The Eagles have been a top-three defense at home the last two seasons. If they can keep that up, they’re not the easy out everyone’s predicting.
This scenario, where both six seeds move on through Wild Card Weekend is nothing new though. In the past 10 seasons, this very situation has come to fruition five times. These two teams are very different in their makeup and experience, and this is what will take the amazing season that the Rams have put together and unfortunately bring it to an early end despite their roster’s talent.
The Steelers and the Patriots will have a rematch in the AFC Championship Game, and it will be a classic.
I don’t think anyone doubts what the eventual AFC Championship Game will look like. The folks at Gang Green Nation, our Jets blog, are familiar with both teams, so we can take them at their word to expect an amazing game:
Even though the Patriots own the Steelers, this is not a vintage Pats defense. With Tom Brady, it still might be good enough to win a championship, but there is a path for the Steelers to win. We saw in December the difference between these teams is razor thin.
Game Mens Yoenis Cespedes Jersey Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a source confirmed to ESPN.
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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported the injury.