The defense comes to this game with just four picks, 24 TFl, and 36 PD. They have forced and recovered eight fumbles. Their sack total sits at 29. The defense has scored three TDs. DE Akiem Hicks, who has made seven sacks, accumulated five TFL, and recovered two fumbles, is an important part of this defense. He is questionable for today. LB Leonard Floyd (4.5 SCKS, 4 TFL, 2 PD), another key force, is out.
- Very little passing offense
- Ground attack success essential
- Defense is hurting and tired
The Eagle secondary is top-notch, as they’ve recorded 14 picks and 62 PD. The guys in front have 43 TFL and 29 sacks. The Eagles have forced eight fumbles recovering six and scoring three defensive TDs. Des Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett have combined for 10.5 sacks and 10 TFL, while corners Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson each have three picks and 10 and 12 PD respectively.
- Pass attack is lethal
- Great corners and top D-line
- Have not lost at home
Three Primary Takeaways
Our Chicago plays Philadelphia 2017 NFL free pick takeaways include-
- Wentz vs. Trubisky, no contest
- D-edge goes to Eagles
- Rush attack fairly equal (well not really)
Our Point Spread Pick
Philly looks like an easy pick here. After all, they have been hammering teams. Their last three wins were by 14-plus points. However, Chicago has only lost by 14 or more twice all season and those games were in the first four weeks of the season. But, there’s one more thing to consider, and that’s the fact that the Bears are pretty banged up on both sides of the ball. Our Chicago plays Philadelphia 2017 NFL free pick is the Eagles at -14.0. It just makes too much sense considering where both teams are at.