Bowl preview abroad.The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles against the Jacksonville Jaguars , the AFC runner-up.Instead, they went to London looking to save their seasons.Both teams are 3-4 and desperate for a victory. The Eagles blew a 17-0 lead in the fourth quarter last week at home in a loss to Carolina. The Jaguars have lost three in a row and four of five.“We’re losing games by just a couple of plays,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, pointing to the defense’s failure to make stops on fourth downs on the losing drives against Tennessee and the Panthers. “It’s coming down to two, three plays, and we’re sitting here at 5-2 instead of 3-4. We’re only talking about a couple of plays and this thing is different. I have so much confidence in this football team and coaching staff that we’re going to get this fixed.”The Jaguars have much bigger issues.There was conflict in the locker room following the latest loss in which quarterback Blake Bortles was benched. Bortles will start against the Eagles, and perhaps a players-only meeting and a trip out of the country will allow the guys to bond.“We have a mature group of guys at each group to understand containment and say things aren’t going to get out of hand Womens Chris Long Jersey ,” Jags safety Tashaun Gipson said. “We just know what we’ve got to do.”The Eagles are playing their first game in Wembley Stadium, while the Jaguars have made the trip for the sixth consecutive season; they play one home game in England annually.“We’ve been over there a few times and we know how to handle it,” defensive tackle Malik Jackson said.Here are some things to know about the NFL’s final game of its 2018 London series:HYDE’S DEBUTFormer Cleveland running back Carlos Hyde will make his Jaguars debut, and the team expects him to bring a physical style to an offense that has lost its identity. The Jaguars are built to run the ball with Leonard Fournette, who will miss his sixth game because of a hamstring injury.With Fournette’s absences pilling up, the Jags traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Browns for Hyde last Friday. Hyde watched the loss to Houston, seeing clearly where he’s needed.“I run angry Wendell Smallwood Jersey , downhill, smash-mouth,” he said. “That’s been my game ever since I started playing this game, so I think I’ll fit in perfect here. … If we can move the ball in the right direction and convert those third downs, keep the drives alive and give the defense a break, it would be helpful.”CARSON CRITICISMCarson Wentz has been excellent for the Eagles since returning in Week 3 following knee surgery that forced him to miss the playoffs. Wentz has 10 touchdowns, only one interception , and a career-high 70.8 completion percentage. But even though he was 30 of 37 against the Panthers, Wentz misfired on his final two passes in the red zone and got sacked on the last play.“I know this: I want the ball in Carson’s hands at the end of the game,” Pederson said. “I want him having control of helping us win a football game, and then the guys doing their jobs.”TAMING TURNOVERS?The Jaguars spent considerable time in practice this week working on protecting and punching out the football, all part of coach Doug Marrone’s plan to limit turnovers and force takeaways. Jacksonville is minus-12 in turnover differential, which ranks 31st in the league.“We’re not playing like we want to play or should play,” Marrone said. “We have to get out there with a lot of enthusiasm.”SPREADING IT AROUNDWentz is throwing most of his passes to tight end Zach Ertz and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. They have caught 31 passes in the past two games. Everyone else has combined for 25 receptions.“When everyone is touching the ball they’re able to play with more confidence Womens Darren Sproles Jersey ,” Ertz said.STARTING TIMEThree-time Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett had to adjust to a new role after the Eagles acquired him from Seattle, but he’ll get more playing time because of season-ending injury to Derek Barnett.Barnett had three sacks in the past four games. Rookie Josh Sweat should also see action off the bench. The Philadelphia Eagles are in the midst of another playoff run so naturally the biggest topic of conversation is about what’s going to happen with their quarterback situation in the offseason. A number of NFL insiders have recently weighed in Carson Wentz and Nick Foles so here’s a recap of what’s being said out there.Ian RapoportRapSheet joined the WIP Morning Show on Tuesday and essentially doubled down on his reporting from over the weekend. Rapoport believes the Eagles believe Wentz is still their long-term franchise quarterback and Foles will be traded this offseason. The Eagles can only trade Foles if they pick up his $20 million option and Foles decides not to pay back $2 million to opt out ... OR ... if the Eagles franchise tag Foles. Rapoport said he can see the two sides working together to find Foles a new landing spot for 2019 and beyond: It remains to be seen what Foles could fetch the Eagles in a trade. Given that this offseason’s quarterback market isn’t expected to be robust, Philly could themselves netting some worthwhile asset(s). Adam SchefterDuring Schefty’s weekly appearance on 97.5 The Fanatic’s Morning Show, he was asked about what it would even take for the Eagles to consider trading Wentz. His response:That jibes with what Rapoport had to say on WIP about the minimum cost for Wentz being “two first rounds picks, maybe more.”It’s clear that both insiders don’t expect the Eagles to trade Wentz. If the Eagles find themselves with this type of offer in front of them, I can’t help but wonder if the team might stop and think: “Are we sure we should be trading this guy if other teams are willing to give up this much for a promising young talent?” Mike FreemanMike Freeman wrote about Foles in his latest Bleacher Report column. He expects the Eagles’ reigning Super Bowl MVP to be widely pursued this offseason.We discussed the Raiders as a potential landing spot for Foles on Tuesday. Oakland owns the No. 4, No. 24 Jay Ajayi Jersey , and No. (somwhere from 25 through 32 depending on how the Cowboys finish) overall picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. They certainly have the ammo to get a deal done, assuming they want to move on from Derek Carr.The note about the potential use of the franchise tag is interesting here. The Eagles could tag Foles to give themselves the ability to trade him. They could also use it as a way to get two first round picks for Foles if a team signs him to an offer sheet while he’s tagged. It’s going to very interesting to see how this all plays out in the offseason. For now, Foles is quarterbacking the Eagles as they try to repeat as Super Bowl champions.