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Las Vegas Raiders: 4 bold predictions for Week 7 vs. Eagles

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With the Las Vegas Raiders Week 7 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles, everyone will be tuning in to see if they can continue playing well with their interim head coach. We’ll be taking a look at the Raiders-Eagles game with predictions in mind.

Las Vegas has been a surprise team so far this year after many doubted the franchise throughout the offseason. After Jon Gruden’s departure, the Raiders found a way to stay focused in Week 6. To maintain their success, the defense must apply pressure on Jalen Hurts in their matchup against Philadelphia.

Luckily for them, the Eagles’ defense is rather mediocre. This is a perfect scenario for Josh Jacobs to get things rolling. Additionally, Henry Ruggs could be in for a big game and Darren Waller could bounce back in a huge way. With that said, here are four bold Raiders Week 7 predictions against the Eagles.

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Raiders Week 7 Predictions

4. Raiders defense shuts down Jalen Hurts

Philadelphia’s offense begins and ends with Jalen Hurts. He’s been rocky so far this season but has the ability to make big plays. Containing Hurts and challenging him to make throws from the pocket should be a key to victory for the Raiders.

If Las Vegas can do that, then Maxx Crosby should be able to continue his reign of domination. Look for the Raiders to scheme up a creative game plan to contain Jalen Hurts, as it’s the best route to victory for this team.

3. Josh Jacobs breaks 100 rushing yards for the first time this season

It’s been a rocky start for Josh Jacobs so far. To his credit, the Raiders have faced stiff rush defenses in nearly every game, and Jacobs has missed two games nursing an injury. This Week 7 matchup against the Eagles is a different story, as they’re one of the worst at stopping the run in the NFL. Look for the Raiders to control this contest with an efficient ground game.

2. Henry Ruggs reels in 125+ yards and 1 touchdown

Henry Ruggs has developed nicely and seems to be taking over as the top wide receiver on the team. His speed and quickness make him difficult to match up with. Philadelphia hasn’t done well in pass coverage, so this is a prime matchup for Henry Ruggs to show off his skills.

The Raiders have a decent amount of weapons on the offense, which should keep the Eagles busy. Ruggs could be left open as the opponent might decide to focus on Darren Waller. If that’s the case, Ruggs could be in for a big game on Sunday.

1. Darren Waller bounces back with a big performance

After having a remarkable first game this season, Darren Waller hasn’t quite been able to match that production. He hasn’t been able to surpass receiving yards since Week 2. However, that could all change on Sunday, Las Vegas finally has a decent matchup in their favor.

This one could get ugly for the Eagles, especially if the Raiders make it a priority to target Darren Waller. He’s a mismatch nightmare and nobody on Philadelphia’s defense can slow him down. He should see plenty of double-teaming throughout the game, but Waller is a beast and could be in for a huge day regardless.