I found this interesting tidbit in a slightly old Newsday article about Eli Manning and the Eagles defense: “There is a new wrinkle in the Eagles’ defensive approach that Manning noted in the game tapes. They used more dime coverage (two extra defensive backs) rather than the nickel defense (one extra back) they favored in the past. In those sets, Dawkins was used as a linebacker.”
If Lito Shepherd doesn’t play, and I think he’s been ruled out, that dime defense should be stretched pretty thin. I like our offense’s chances in this matchup, even if the Eagles defensive line is a bit bigger and harder to push around than the Colts.