Nick Foles is coming off his worse performance since his week seven game in 2013 at Dallas. It's hard to blame him at points, as the 49ers defense shut down LeSean McCoy from the very beginning forcing the team to throw all day. Despite a poor showing all-around, Foles and the coaching staff are confident that he'll bounce back this week against the Rams. While their porous run defense has been the subject of conversation lately, their pass defense hasn't been much better allowing over 73% of passes to be completed. Expect Foles to have the bounce back game we've been waiting for.
Predicted stats: 27/36 325 Yards 3 TD
RB LeSean McCoy
LeSean "Shady" McCoy has been anything but "shady" this year as he's only compiled 192 rushing yards averaging a mere 48 rushing yards per game. The lack of a healthy offensive line could be credited to his early-season demise, but it's still an absolutely embarrassing stat-line one month in. Thankfully as everyone knows, the Rams run defense has been absolutely dreadful this year. A seasoned runner like McCoy should be able to find open lanes all afternoon. Will this finally be the game that McCoy earns his nickname back?
Predicted Stats: 29 Rushes 131 Yards, 1 TD/ 2 Rec 21 yards
So far it's Darren Sproles who has been the star running back this season. Expect this Sunday to not be too far off.
Predicted Stats: 5 Rushes 38 Yards 1 TD/4 Rec 62 Yards
Heading into week five, Jeremy Maclin is on pace to have a better season than former Eagle DeSean Jackson ever has. Being on a one-year deal, Maclin has more than earned his stripes with Coach Kelly. Expect the veteran receiver to have another game to remember. This guys a keeper.
Predicted Stats: 6 Receptions 101 Yards 1 TD
WR Riley Cooper
Really? How did this guy sign a five-year deal..?
Predicted Stats: 3 Receptions 25 Yards
Sooner or later Jordan Matthews will be playing on the outside. For now, he'll do just fine in the slot.
Predicted Stats: 3 Receptions 42 Yards
WR Josh Huff
Josh Huff will likely be making his NFL debut on Sunday. Expect Chip to give his former Duck a few shots in the big league.
Predicted Stats: 1 Reception 16 Yards
TE Zach Ertz
Zach Ertz is a big play machine as he led the league in 20+ yard receptions through the first three weeks. Only in his second year, expect Ertz to continue his aerial domination on the NFL this week. This guy could seriously finish with a thousand yards, or at least close to it.
Predicted Stats: 3 Receptions 41 Yards 1 TD
TE Brent Celek
Being the best blocking tight end in the NFL has its perks. Apparently one of them is not having to be involved in the receiving game. Seriously though, had Celek not been around during the offensive line casualties, Nick Foles would be a whole lot more banged up than he already is. Expect Foles to throw a few his way this week to thank him for his efforts.
Predicted Stats: 2 Receptions 17 Yards 1 TD
Predicted Final Score: 41-27 (Eagles)