If you like big plays, high scores and exotic passing offenses via first-year head coaches, then you certainly must tune in to the matchup between the Eagles and Bears on Sunday night.
Both teams sport potent offenses, along with defenses ranked near the bottom of the league. This could be one of those games where the team that gets the ball last wins the game.
The Eagles are coming off an embarrassing blowout loss to the Vikings and should be looking to redeem themselves—especially on defense. Meanwhile, the Bears have averaged more yards in the last three games than any other team in the league. This should be one of the more entertaining heavyweight fights on offense.
Unfortunately, I was really looking forward to an intriguing matchup between two surprising Day 1 backups who took the league by storm with incredible efficiency and one big play after another. That would have been Josh McCown taking on Nick Foles with playoff implications.
Jay Cutler, the incumbent starting QB for the Bears, had to get healthy in a hurry and return before Chicago officially cast him aside like yesterday’s newspaper.
Cutler’s welcome back game against Cleveland rendered mixed results, especially early on when he threw two interceptions and exhibited general sloppiness throughout.
Even star wideout Brandon Marshall admitted on Jay Mohr's Fox Sports radio show, via Chris Wesseling of NFL.com, that the locker room is somewhat on the fence about who the starter should be moving forward.
In Philly, there is no dispute over who the starter is this season. Nick Foles has won that job convincingly on his impressive body of work thus far.
Both teams also have extremely versatile running backs that can make big plays for their teams in a variety of ways.
The Bears certainly have more offensive weapons than the Eagles do, but Cutler is known to be inconsistent and could be more of a liability than an asset after we witnessed what McCown brings to the table.
With so much riding on this game for both teams, let's see which one is more equipped to handle the pressures of a playoff-type atmosphere.