It’s the final showdown of Week 2, and we’ll be watching the battle between Eagles and the Bears. Carson Wentz will start for the second time in his young career, but this time, it will be on the road and Monday Night Football. Can rookie QB handle the pressure of prime time game?
Philly is 1-0 and looking to take advantage of somewhat better schedule to start the season strong. They have beaten the Browns and now have a chance to go 2-0 to start this 2016 campaign. Wentz was more than impressive in Week 1. Yes, some passes were just dips and dunks, but he made some big-time throws.
Jordan Matthews also looks like Philly’s go-to guy and should be featured in this offense tonight when these two teams meet.
On the other hand, we have Jay Cutler and his Bears. They need this win as they are the only team in the division that hasn’t won a game. Jeffrey will be Cutler’s favorite target all season long. Last week he had 105 receiving yards on just four catches.
But, can he alone carry this Bears’ offense? Probably not. We are picking Wentz and the Eagles in this game. It just looks that they are the better team at the moment. They are not among the favorites in their division, playing without pressure and developing their rookie QB.
Having said that, they have a golden opportunity to start off this season by winning their first two games, and they need to take it. Don’t expect monster numbers from both QBs; they will have similar figures and performances. But at the end of the day, Philly should escape with 24:20 victory at Solider Field.