FBG says: Bad matchup. Early on this season the Colts running attack has been in flux largely due to the injury to running back Marlon Mack. While he was able to play last week and should be fine he does not appear to be 100% so far this season. Mack struggled last week averaging just 3.4 yards per carry against a good Redskins run defense. The real surprise thus far for the Colts has been rookie Jordan Wilkins. Wilkins who suffered an ankle injury against the Redskins appears to be fine and returned to the game this past week. Wilkins provided a nice burst running for 6.1 yards per carry last week and provides a deep threat that we have not consistently seen in Indianapolis for a while. The biggest issue for the Colts this week will be the injury status of Anthony Castanzo and the Colts might be forced to start Le'Raven Clark at left tackle which would be a significant impact to the running game for them this week.
The Eagles continue to be the best defensive line in football as shown by them shutting down the Buccaneers last week holding Peyton Barber to just 22 yards on 16 carries. The front seven is simply one of the best in football even without nose tackle Timmy Jernigan as Haloti Ngata is filling in nicely. This is a unit that already is leading the league in fewest rushing yards allowed to running backs with just 50 yards allowed to running backs so far this season which is even better than their 2017 season where they held offenses to 60 running back rushing yards per game which was a league best.