Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. The Philadelphia Eagles are officially playoff-bound, but their sights have shifted to locking down the entire NFC. The Eagles are continuing to ride high, coming off yet another lopsided victory, defeating the New York Giants 48-22. Before we head into this afternoon’s kickoff, let’s recap all the latest happenings involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- This afternoon, the Eagles will travel to Soldier Field to take on Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears. The Bears are coming into this afternoon’s contest following a 28-19 loss to the Green Bay Packers, and have largely struggled this season with a 3-10 record. Kickoff for this afternoon’s match-up is scheduled for 1 p.m. and can be seen on FOX.
- On the injury front, the Eagles will look forward to a major return in the weeks to come. Tight end Dallas Goedert has been activated off the injured reserve list after missing the past four games with a shoulder injury. While he is not scheduled to return this week, he will be gearing up to be available as the playoffs loom. Punter Arryn Sippos was placed on injured reserved after suffering a leg injury while trying to salvage a blocked, coming steps away from converting it into a first down.
- Speaking of Sippos’s injury, general manager Howie Roseman was hard to work at filling in some key gaps for the Eagles. The team signed former Pro B0wl punter Brett Kern to fill in. The 15-year pro has spent time with the Denver Broncos, and most recently the Tennessee Titans, before joining the Eagles. The team also saw a reunion as cornerback Anthony Harris to the practice squad was signed this week. Harris will not be elevated to the active roster as the team will use the available spots for Kern and linebacker Christian Ellis.
- A huge congratulations goes out to defensive end Brandon Graham who secured his second NFC Defensive Player of the Week award. Graham is the first player to bring home the title twice this year, as he is coming off a three-sack performance against Daniel Jones and the New York Giants. He is also the eighth Eagle to win player of the week at their respective position. And that’s not all, as the congratulations keep rolling in with Graham being the Eagles’ nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year for his impeccable work and impact in his community.
- For the betting viewers, you may want to hop on the Jalen Hurts train. Per FanDuel Sportsbook, Hurts (-105) is the current front runner over Patrick Mahomes (+140) to take home the NFL MVP award. Hurts has had a lights-out season, and is only growing in his campaign in securing the league’s highest award.
That’s all for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.