New England Patriots: Five Matchups To Watch In Joint Practices With Philadelphia Eagles

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) celebrates a touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints during the first half 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

3. Eagles WR’s vs. Pats DB’s

Another area where I feel like New England has a distinct advantage over the Eagles. Darrelle Revis and company will be among the league’s best, while Riley Cooper‘s bunch are average at best.

When you go down the list, I don’t see where Philly can win a 1-on-1 matchup against this defensive backfield. Revis will own Cooper, Brandon Browner can take Jeremy Maclin, and honestly, I am confident in saying Logan Ryan can win against rookie Jordan Matthews. With that said, Ryan had a really tough time against the Redskins last week, particularly in the preseason game, where he was burned multiple times. But I know Ryan is better than that, and I am banking on him playing well this week in Foxboro.

Of course, we also have to remember that Devin McCourty will be roaming the back end, so if by chance the Eagles wideouts break free, New England has one of the best free safeties in the league to back them up.