PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles will look for a 2-0 start tonight as they play their first road game of the season in Chicago against the Bears.
The Birds are looking to win their first two games of a season for the first time since 2014, when they started 3-0 under Chip Kelly.
Last week, the Birds opened the season with a 29-10 win over the Cleveland Browns at the Linc.
Chicago lost its season opener on the road last week, falling to the Houston Texans, 23-14. Quarterback Jay Cutler threw for 216 yards and a touchdown in defeat. He was intercepted once and faced constant pressure from the Houston defense, getting sacked five times.
The Eagles will be without two starters tonight, tight end Zach Ertz (rib) and cornerback Leodis McKelvin (hamstring). Without Ertz, the Eagles will go with Brent Celek and Trey Burton at tight end. Ron Brooks will start at corner for McKelvin, but we will also see an awful lot of rookie defensive back Jalen Mills.
The Eagles and Bears last played on December 22, 2013, at the Linc. The Eagles, in Kelly’s first season as head coach, dismantled the Bears, 54-11. Amazingly, even though it was less than three years ago, only one player who scored for the Birds in that game is still with the team – Brent Celek.
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Brandon Lee Gowton of Philadelphia Magazine’s “Birds 24/7” and 94WIP’s BGN Radio about what to look for tonight.