By Peter Gleason
Eagles’ defensive end Fletcher Cox has enjoyed an unprecedented elevation in public perception — and expert perception — based on his last two monster games.
Cox has been playing great all season, but his tremendous efforts have paved the way for the Eagles’ defensive success. Cox needs to have another big game here and find a way to disrupt Carson Palmer as much as possible.
The Eagles need more than just Cox, though.
They need a big day from their entire pass rush. Look back to the success the Eagles had when they beat the New England Patriots. That upset was made possible because the Eagles kept hitting Tom Brady over and over.
The Eagles forced New England to be one dimensional by abandoning the run and relying on the pass attack. Philadelphia’s pass rush was then able to tee off on Brady. Palmer has much better weapons than Brady did, but the Eagles can hope to attack the veteran quarterback with a similar strategy.