Doug Pederson returns to the Linc, Eagles vs. Jaguars prediction

Posted on October 1, 2022

The Philadelphia Eagles are having a bit of a reunion tour.

Last week, they defeated former franchise quarterback Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders, 24-8, and now they will face their former head coach, Doug Pederson. Leading the Jacksonville Jaguars, they will make their way north for Sunday’s game at the Linc.

Unbeknownst to everyone in the offseason, both teams have taken the league by surprise, and will be looking for another win in Week 4. As the only remaining undefeated team in the league, will the Philadelphia Eagles be able to uphold their streak?


Philadelphia Eagles

Dare I say it? The Eagles have been unstoppable this season. From quarterback, to the offense, and the defense, the team has been strong, fixing up their mistakes as quickly as they make them.

After Week 3, Jalen Hurts was named NFC Player of the Month. He’s proved to critics that his arm is just as good as his legs, and at this rate, he’s going to be Philadelphia’s new franchise quarterback. He’s made history as the first quarterback in the NFL to have 900+ passing yards and 150+ rushing yards in the first three games of a season, and at this rate there’s no stopping him.

Philadelphia’s offensive line is ranked No. 1 again going into Week 4, as they will lead the way for the “three Batman’s”. Averaging 447 yards per game, the Eagles’ offense is also ranked No. 1.

Showing massive progression has been the defense after their poor performance in Week 1. For three consecutive weeks, defensive players have been named NFC Player of the Week, including Zech McPhearson, Darius Slay, and Brandon Graham.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville’s huge advantage is their Super Bowl winning coach – Doug Pederson. He’s now in Year 2 with the Jaguars, and has been settling in nicely.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has been consistent, averaging 257.3 yards per game, and he’ll have the help of three big playmakers on the offense. Not far behind Philadelphia, Jacksonville ranks six, averaging 375.7 yards per game of offense.

Defensively, they have also been playing well. Josh Allen and Travon Walker have been a successful edge rushing duo, and have only allowed 12.7 points per game.


The Eagles-Jaguars game will be a match-up no one expected.

Philadelphia will be dealing with two injuries, as Boston Scott and Avonte Maddox have been listed as “out” for Sunday’s game. The Jaguars will be completely healthy.

Despite the rain and the warm welcome Doug Pederson will get, the Eagles will still get home-field advantage, which usually proves to be beneficial. Philadelphia’s No. 1 offense will continue to lead the league, and I think the Eagles remain undefeated coming out of Week 4.

Earlier this week, defensive end Brandon Graham stated, “I love Doug Pederson, but he’s coming here to win. We’re trying to not let him come in and do that.”

Prediction: Eagles 27, Jaguars 20

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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