TVA Sports football expert Denis Casavant analyzes the 16 games on display in this week 16 in the NFL in the podcast “Du champ gauche”, recorded Thursday.
He reflects on the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts injury and believes the Bengals and 49ers will continue their winning streak. Listen to the last episode before the holiday break here:
The Philadelphia Eagles will go to war against the Dallas Cowboys with Gardner Minshew behind center, as quarterback Jalen Hurts will not be able to take part in the game due to injury, the coach has confirmed. chef Nick Sirianni, Thursday.
The 24-year-old center has been producing at a blistering pace this season and helped the Eagles (13-1) to the NFL’s best record after 14 games. Hurts, however, fell in action last Sunday in a win over the Chicago Bears. He is shot in the shoulder, and out of caution, Sirianni will turn to Minshew.
“Jalen has done everything he can to get his body ready, and as we approach the game, he won’t be able to make it. He’s tried everything and he wants to be there. Jalen Hurts is the most resilient player I know,” the Eagles driver said, according to the league’s website.
Hurts is among the elite in most quarterback stats this year. He threw 22 passes for touchdowns and had just five interceptions. Additionally, he has scored 13 majors by rush.
Minshew had two starts last season in Philadelphia, and he threw four touchdowns against a single theft. He has seen action in three games in 2022, but has only attempted four assists. The mustachioed was the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2019 and 2020.
“Gardner will be our man, and Gardner will be ready. He worked hard for this opportunity against a very good football team, and he trained well yesterday [mercredi]. He brings a lot of energy. He is ready,” assured Sirianni.
Saturday’s game will be very important, since the Eagles could be crowned in the Eastern Division of the National Conference with a victory. The Cowboys (10-4) have slim hopes of finishing at the top, but first they’ll have to end their rivals’ five-game winning streak.