Philadelphia Eagles: Three keys to win over Jaguars in Week 8

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As the Philadelphia Eagles travel across the pond as they get set to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, here are three keys to Sunday morning victory.

For the first time in their history, the Philadelphia Eagles will travel across the pond to London, England. They will square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who play in England so much that it is practically their second home.

It will be a bright and early kickoff here in the states, with the game set to start at 9:30 AM eastern time. As much of a unique environment, it is for the Eagles, they can’t let this be a distraction from how big of a game this is.

The Eagles go into this game at 3-4, after squandering a 17-point fourth quarter lead to the Carolina Panthers last week. There were a lot of questions surrounding the Eagles this week after last week’s collapse.

Jacksonville also enters this game with a record of 3-4. With both of these teams in tight division races, this is a must-win game on both sides. A loss in this game would profoundly weaken the loser’s chances of making the playoffs for a second straight year.

As crazy as it is to believe, both of these teams were so close to playing each other in the Super Bowl, and now they are in danger of a lost season. The Eagles’ offense is not scoring at the same rate they were last year, and Jacksonville’s defense is not doing enough to make up for Blake Bortles‘ shortcoming.

How can the Eagles not fall into a deeper hole and move to 4-4 on the season? In what areas can the Eagles exploit Jacksonville? Continue for our three keys to an Eagles win plus our prediction for Sunday’s game.