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Chip Kelly aware of Jaguars defensive playmakers

The Eagles head coach is aware of the improvements the team has made on defense.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will be facing one of the better offenses in the NFL on Sunday, at least if the Philadelphia Eagles can reproduce what they were able to do last season. Thankfully for a team who had one of the worst defenses last season, the Jaguars have added to their front seven, most notably the defensive line.

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has definitely noticed.

"It starts up front and they have one of the better defensive lines in the league with (Red) Bryant, (Sen’Derrick) Marks, (Roy) Miller and (Chris) Clemons," Kelly said when asked about the Jaguars defense.

I don't know if I'm ready to say the Jaguars have one of the better defensive lines in the league just yet, but on paper it should be much stronger than it was last season, mostly because of the depth there now.

"They added people like Ziggy Hood. They have Tyson (Alualu), who I know from college. He was an outstanding player at Cal," Kelly added. "It’s a formidable deal, and when you’re strong up front and strong up the middle, you’re going to be a good defense. I think they are."

The Jaguars are double-digit underdogs on Sunday, so if they want a chance in the game, they're going to need a good day from their re-vamped defensive line.