Eagles vs. Titans: Head to Head

The Eagles may have a number of advantages in a positional breakdown, but the Titans will be far from pushovers on Sunday.

QUARTERBACKS

TEN: Zach Mettenberger has shown a bit of promise since his insertion at starter close to a month ago, peaking with a solid game against the Steelers.

PHI: Mark Sanchez performed badly against the Packers, but holds quality performances against the Texans and Panthers as counter-evidence.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

RUNNING BACKS

TEN: Bishop Sankey has yet to gain more than 61 rushing yards in any game; Shonn Greene's production has tapered off since Sankey's ascension.

PHI: LeSean McCoy is still managing to get yards without his 2013 'oomph'; Chris Polk may find plenty of use if Sunday proves to be rainy.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

WIDE RECEIVERS

TEN: A committee where Kendall Wright is team-leader with 473 yards and four touchdowns; Nate Washington is still a deep threat at an advancing age.

PHI: Jeremy Maclin is 79 yards away from his first 1000-yard season; Jordan Matthews is blossoming as one of Sanchez's preferred targets.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

TIGHT ENDS

TEN: Delanie Walker remains with the league's most underrated, both as pass catcher and run blocker; Chase Coffman's finding time with Walker hurt.

PHI: Brent Celek is finding more use with Sanchez at the helm; Zach Ertz's numbers have petered out a bit, but he still manages a big catch every game or so.

ADVANTAGE: Push

OFFENSIVE LINE

TEN: Titans quarterbacks have been sacked 25 times; and have allowed 89 hurries across ten games; Michael Oher and Chance Warmack struggle on the right side.

PHI: Sanchez has surrendered just six games in three games, and the Eagles 15 for the year. Jason Kelce's had a rough couple of games, but the line's still solid.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

DEFENSIVE LINE

TEN: Jurrell Casey is the kind of run-stopping/pass-rushing hybrid any team would covet; Sammie Lee Hill and Mike Martin have issues stopping the run.

PHI: Fletcher Cox is the closest hybrid to Casey on the Birds, having a Pro Bowl year; Bennie Logan's having problems getting penetration in the middle.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

LINEBACKERS

TEN: The run defense has been awful, led by mediocre play from veterans Derrick Morgan and Kam Wimbley; both are, however, reliable pass rushers.

PHI: Connor Barwin, Mychal Kendricks and Trent Cole were nullified Sunday in Green Bay, but could probably put a major dent in Tennessee's pourous line.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

SECONDARY

TEN: Veteran safeties George Wilson and Bernard Pollard double as top-flight blitzers; Blidi Wreh-Wilson can be easily picked on in one-on-ones.

PHI: Bradley Fletcher must atone for an awful outing Sunday; Cary Williams is playing the strongest of the Eagles corners, drawing less targets.

ADVANTAGE: Push

SPECIAL TEAMS

TEN: Former return icons Leon Washington and Dexter McCluster have been bottled up this season; Ryan Succop's missed two kicks between 40-49 yards.

PHI: Cody Parkey has not missed a field goal try since Week 2, Darren Sproles brings afterburners to the punt return game, making punters think twice.

ADVANTAGE: Eagles

Statistics from Pro Football Focus were used to write this story.

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