As you get ready for a full day of Bengals-Eagles coverage, here are the 10 best stories (and more) in our Weekend Water Break, presented by Crown Royal.
1. 10 things to watch on Sunday
In his game preview column, Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro looks at one aspect of the matchup that hasn’t been discussed much: the Bengals’ height at wide receiver.
A tough matchup for the Eagles will be in the secondary as the Bengals will fan out a host of extremely talented wide receivers with empty-backfield sets to provide Burrow a bevy of options. Veteran A.J. Green is the star and he’s rounding into form after missing all of 2019 with an ankle injury. Targeted 22 times, Green has only eight receptions, but don’t let those numbers fool you. He’s 6-4, he leaps out of the building, and he made seven straight Pro Bowls to start his career before suffering injuries in 2018. Sounds like a good matchup for Darius “Big Play” Slay. How do the Eagles cover the rest of the Bengals, who include Tyler Boyd, a crafty and very good receiver with length at 6-2 who works primarily out of the slot. Rookie Tee Higgins is 6-4. Mike Thomas, who scored a touchdown against Cleveland, is 6-1. The Eagles don’t have the tallest cornerbacks. This is going to be a challenge.
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