Eagles v. Rams
Passing Yards: 280.5 yards (6th)
Rushing Yards: 87.0 yards (26th)
Opponent Passing Yards: 257.5 yards (23rd)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 133.8 yards (26th)
Nick Foles is coming off his worst game of the season and, if you go by quarterback rating, the worst of his career against San Francisco. He completed just 48.8% of his 43 pass attempts for 195 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.
LeSean McCoy was ineffective in the run game for the second straight week against the 49ers rushing 10 times for 17 yards. He has just 39 rushing yards in his last two games combined. Darren Sproles had only three touches on offense on Sunday.
Jeremy Maclin had a good game for the Eagles catching four passes for 54 yards. Riley Cooper set season-highs in receptions (6) and yards (54) but had a costly fumble and an even more costly drop in the endzone that would have given the Eagles the lead with three minutes to go.
Zach Ertz was the only tight end to record a catch on Sunday catching four passes for 43 yards. James Casey was in for three snaps, including fourth and goal from the one yard line, and Brent Celek saw 36 of the 60 offensive snaps.
The offensive line gets Lane Johnson back from his four-game suspension. Todd Herremans will move back from right tackle to right guard. David Molk will be at center with Jason Kelce injured and Matt Tobin starts at left guard with Jason Peters holding down the left tackle spot.
The defensive line has played well against the run. Fletcher Cox and Bennie Logan had decent games against the 49ers despite all the rushing yards allowed. Cedric Thornton was distruptive for the Eagles.
The Eagles finally got to the quarterback on Sunday. Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin and Vinny Curry all recorded sacks while Trent Cole and Casey Matthews each had 0.5 sacks. Entering last week, the Eagles had played two consecutive games without a sack.
Mychal Kendricks is out again this week so Matthews and Emmanuel Acho will split snaps at inside linebacker alongside DeMeco Ryans.
Cary Williams struggled against the 49ers with a few lazy plays and a costly defensive holding penalty that gave San Francisco new life and led to an eventual touchdown. Bradley Fletcher played better last week than he did against Washington but still was not lights out. Slot cornerback Brandon Boykin injured his hamstring on Sunday and is questionable for this week.
Malcolm Jenkins had another big interception for the Eagles last week - his third in the last three weeks. Jenkins took it 53 yards for a touchdown.
Cody Parkey did not get to attempt any field goals on Sunday. Donnie Jones averaged 48.5 yards per punt on six attempts. Darren Sproles took a punt back 82 yards for a touchdown. Trey Burton blocked a punt and Brad Smith recovered for a touchdown.
Passing Yards: 264.3 yards (9th)
Rushing Yards: 104.0 yards (22nd)
Opponent Passing Yards: 187.3 yards (3rd)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 155.0 yards (30th)
Austin Davis gets the start for St. louis after turning in a solid game against Dallas. He went 30-for-42 on pass attempts for 327 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions - one that was returned for a touchdown.
Zac Stacy is the featured back who rushed 12 times for 67 yards against the Cowboys. The Rams will also throw Benjamin Cunningham in as a change of pace back. he rushed nine times for 29 yards against Dallas.
The top two wide receivers are big targets for Davis - Kenny Britt (6'3") and Brian Quick (6'3"). Quick is the team's leading receiver pulling in 16 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown on the season. Against Dallas, Britt caught five passes for 65 yards.
Jared Cook is a key component of St. Louis' passing game. He caught seven passes for 75 yards his last time out and has 177 receiving yards on the season.
The offensive line is anchored by left tackle Jake Long. Roger Saffold will be in at left guard with Scott Wells at center, Davin Joseph at right guard and Joe Barksdale at right tackle.
The defensive line is a strength of the Rams led by defensive end Robert Quinn, who posted 19 sacks last season. Playing with four linemen in the 4-3, Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford are the defensive tackles with 2014 first-round pick Aaron Donald cycling in at defensive tackle. Donald has the only sack on the season for St. Louis.
The linebackers have been heavily involved through the first three games for the Rams. James Laurinaitis leads the team with 20 tackles as the middle linebacker position. Outside linebacker Alec Ogletree, a first-round pick in 2013, is second on the team in tackles. Flanked at strongside linebacker is Jo-Lunn Dunbar.
The cornerbacks are Janoris Jenkins and E.J. Gaines, with Trumaine Johnson still out with an injury. Jenkins has big-play ability with one interception returned for a touchdown already this season while Gaines is only playing in his fourth NFL game. The Rams start Rodney McLeod at safety, who is third on the team in tackles, while T.J. McDonald is the other safety.
Kicker Greg Zuerlein is 7-for-8 on field goal attempts this season with a long of 56 yards. Punter Johnny Hekker has punted nine times this season averaging 44.6 yards per punt. Chris Givens handles the kick returns while Tavon Austin, who is listed as questionable, handles the punt returns.