The Eagles defensive unit has seen a sudden resurgence in recent weeks. In their last 4 games, they have yet to allow an opponent to score more than 17 points. Sacking Russell Wilson six times last Sunday was no easy feat and a trip to Miami to face the Dolphins is a recipe for continued success. Ryan Fitzpatrick will be a sitting duck this weekend against the Eagles stellar pass rush with multiple sacks and turnovers on the table in this contest.
One of the best D/ST units early in the year, the Panthers have had a rough stretch through November. In their past three games, they’ve allowed at least 24 points to opposing offenses. Back home against the Redskins is the perfect spot for them to turn things around. Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins is clearly not ready to start in the NFL. He struggles to read defenses, find his receivers, and just cannot move the offense whatsoever. At the very least, the Panthers make for a safe play this Sunday. Perhaps they can force the rookie into bad decisions, leading to a couple of turnovers.
Green Bay Packers
Another unit that received high praise early in the season, the Packers defense has had consistency problems as the year goes on. They are at their best when they can get pressure on the quarterback and force turnovers. Both of these things can definitely happen this weekend. The Packers will travel to New York to take on a Giants team led by rookie Daniel Jones. Jones has looked brilliant some moments and outright awful at other times. The Giants offensive line is very pedestrian, which should allow Green Bay to effectively rush the passer. With Jones under duress, his fumbling and interception issues should rear their ugly heads once again. The Packers are a high upside play with defensive scoring potential.
A divisional rematch waits for the Titans this weekend. They travel to Indianapolis to battle the Colts, with both teams trying to make ground in the division. Indy certainly has a great offensive line, which will prove difficult to get consistent pressure against. However, T.Y. Hilton is out this week. Missing his top weapon will cause Jacoby Brissett to settle for underneath passes, playing the dink and dunk system all game. Tennessee may not get many sacks or turnovers, but they should be a safe play against a limited Colts offense.