PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — But it’s the Browns.
Carson Wentz’s masterful NFL debut and the Eagles’ Week 1 29-10 win comes with a grain of salt, because, well…it was against the Browns. And the Browns are not a very good football.
However, on Monday night, Wentz and the Birds travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.
“They’re definitely a bigger challenge,” Eagles center Jason Kelce told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show. “I think that, just looking at their defense they have some pretty stout players. Players that play a little bit more together, seems like they don’t have as many things that are going awry, as many glaring weaknesses on film that we can attack at least from what I see. The Bears organization is usually pretty solid. It’s going to be a tough challenge for us, Monday night away, Soldier Field. This is a big game for us.”
Listen: Jason Kelce on the 94WIP Morning Show
Although the Bears lost their season opener 23-14 to the Houston Texans, they allowed just 3.7 yards per carry thanks to some strong linebacker play from Jerrell Freeman (17 tackles, 1 tackle for loss) and Danny Trevathan (11 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, 1 QB hit).
Defensively, the Eagles — whom will likely be without starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin — will have their hands full against Pro Bowl wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery caught four balls for 105 yards in Week 1.