The Eagles travel to Chicago to face the Bears in a nationally televised Sunday night football game. Some have said this is a trap game after coming off the big win against Pittsburgh. The Bears have shown the ability to stop the run fairly well, but have yet to show the ability to stop the pass. Donovan McNabb, and Brian Westbrook have yet to practice this week leading up to the game. McNabb says that he is going to play, but it is a little less certain as to whether Westbrook will be suited up on Sunday. Either way, Correll Buckhalter has shown the ability to step into the starting halfback role, and do a good job. He can do all the same things that Westbrook can, just not on the same level. Then again, not many people are on the same level as Westbrook. In the passing game, if McNabb is healthy, look for him to spread the ball around again. Reggie Brown is getting closer to 100%, and even Kevin Curtis has been practicing this week. Look for Hank Baskett..... sorry HB3, to catch some more big passes.
The defense should have another solid game as they play a young quarterback in Kyle Orton. The Bears also have a young running back, Matt Forte. Forte leads all rookie running backs in rushing yards, however, our Eagles lead the NFL in rush defense through 3 weeks. If the defense can force the Bears into 3rd and long situations, look for Jim Johnson to bring the pressure, just like they did against the Steelers. The Eagles defense should be able to shut down the Bears, and hopefully take the pressure off of a banged up offense. The Eagles take on the Bears on NBC Sunday night at 8:00 p.m. EDT.