Paolantonio: Eagles Secondary Has Some Issues
On Christmas Night, the Eagles have to match-up with a Raiders team featuring Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, and Marshawn Lynch - all players who have been elected to multiple Pro Bowls. After allowing 29.3 Points Per Game during their last three games, the Eagles defense has a challenge in front of them Christmas Night against a Raiders offense that is averaging 363 Total Yards Per Game over their last eight and on the season Oakland is tied for Seventh best in the NFL converting on Third Down at 42 Percent.
ESPN NFL Reporter Sal Paolantonio joined Mike Gill on Friday and discussed concerns he has with the Eagles defense:
"Their secondary has some issues, clearly they are a little bit banged up. Jalen Mills' ankle injury does concern me a little coming into (Raiders) game because of Michael Crabtree, one of the best receivers in the league, and (Eagles) got to get it buttoned up in the secondary. I didn’t like the poor communication they had - but it was against the Giants....Now you have to face the Raiders and Derek Carr and a much more prolific passing attack, so it think they got to figure it out, I think that is a big issue."
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