New England’s Week 11 opponent is the Philadelphia Eagles, and they are also coming off a big win over a bad defense.
They’re also coming from a bye week.
Here’s our preview of the Eagles.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor and receiver Marqise Lee have combined for a career-high 798 yards and four touchdowns.
Both are playing at an elite level.
Both have looked like top players.
Lee’s 1,826 yards on 57 receptions are second only to Brandon Lloyd’s 1 ,862 yards on 56 catches.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was able to throw for 3,764 yards with 14 touchdowns against the Eagles in Week 1.
Garoppol has been a good quarterback this year, but he’s been erratic in the first four games.
Garafolo threw five interceptions in Week 10 against the Saints, but his accuracy was down.
The Eagles have been the better team against the run, and this is the third straight week they’ve had a big day on the ground.
Garapolo’s touchdown run in Week 11 is a big deal for the Eagles, because it’s the first time he’s ever done that in a game.
Running back LeGarrette Blount also had a solid game, with 595 yards on 61 carries and two touchdowns.
Blount has been the best player on the team this year and has had an MVP-caliber season.
His 1,912 rushing yards is third-most in the league.
He also had three touchdowns.
The pass rush was solid, with three sacks and two quarterback hits.
How does the Eagles defense look?
The Eagles are coming off the biggest win of their season and they’ll try to avoid their worst loss in the past five games.
They are in the midst of a 10-game win streak and have won their last two games by an average of 20 points.
They’ve allowed just 19 points in their last seven games, including a 24-10 victory at San Francisco on Saturday.
Philadelphia is also one of the league’s top run defenses with a defensive efficiency rating of 113.5.
That’s tied for the best in the NFL.
The biggest challenge for the defense is the Chargers offense, which has been bad for much of the season.
They rank fourth in rushing yards and are tied for 13th in rushing touchdowns.
But the Eagles have allowed a league-worst 5,821 rushing yards.
They have been very successful against the pass, averaging 19.4 yards per attempt.
If they can get the ball to their running backs, they could do a lot of damage.
Who should watch: Safety Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback Darius Butler are both key players on the Eagles secondary.
Jenkins has been great for them this year.
He’s the most-efficient defender in the game.
He has five interceptions and has forced three fumbles.
Butler has been good for the Ravens, too.
He had five interceptions, but also has allowed a touchdown.
He hasn’t allowed a sack all season.
How to get it: The Eagles play at Indianapolis on Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
ET on NBCSN.