The Eagles will be back in the national spotlight again this week as they host the Bears on Monday Night Football. They played well under the bright lights last week and will look to pull their record back up to the .500 mark.
The Bears are coming off a bye week so they’re well rested. However, Lovie Smith doesn’t have the same kind of post bye week track record as Andy Reid.
As the Eagles look to continue their attempt to right the ship, here are five keys I believe are important for the Eagles to come out on top.
1. Limit Matt Forte
I think one of the stats that keeps getting overlooked from the win against Dallas is the numbers DeMarco Murray put up. He only ran the ball eight times, but he gained 74 yards on those eight carries.
Murray was a rookie who came in with one good game under his belt. Matt Forte is much more established. In his last four games, Forte is averaging just over 22 carries for about 138 yards per contest.
He’s clearly their biggest contributor on offens...