Philadelphia Eagles defeated Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, 30 to 23. Here are some thoughts about this very exciting game. 1 – Eagles live in the playoffs With two games to go, the eagles have a 37% chance of making the playoffs. Who would have thought? The Eagles still need help to come to the fall season. The most realistic way is for the eagles to win, the Vikings lose at least one of their last two matches, and the panther loses at least one of their last three. It will put the eagles in the playoff as a wild card team. The eagles can still win the NFC East if they win and the cowboys lose. It's not likely, but crazy things have happened. Given the crazy, it's amazing how this team's outlook changed so quickly. Losing the frames would have put Eagles playoff odds down to 1 %. The season would have been over. But after the hit, the jump is very alive. It feels like this team can actually run into them. I'm not saying that a Super Bowl repetition is imminent. The eagles still have their work cut out for them. But at least it is nice to see the ruling champs swing in place of ending the season with a whimper. 2 – Doug Pederson had his guys ready to play The amazing Sunday's victory over Rams is that it really was a complete teamwork. That phrase can easily be overused, but it's…
Philadelphia Eagles defeated Los Angeles Rams on Sunday Night Football, 30 to 23. Here are some thoughts about this very exciting game.
With two games to go, the eagles have a 37% chance of making the playoffs. Who would have thought?
The Eagles still need help to come to the fall season. The most realistic way is for the eagles to win, the Vikings lose at least one of their last two matches, and the panther loses at least one of their last three. It will put the eagles in the playoff as a wild card team.
The eagles can still win the NFC East if they win and the cowboys lose. It’s not likely, but crazy things have happened.
Given the crazy, it’s amazing how this team’s outlook changed so quickly. Losing the frames would have put Eagles playoff odds down to 1
%. The season would have been over. But after the hit, the jump is very alive. It feels like this team can actually run into them.
I’m not saying that a Super Bowl repetition is imminent. The eagles still have their work cut out for them. But at least it is nice to see the ruling champs swing in place of ending the season with a whimper.
The amazing Sunday’s victory over Rams is that it really was a complete teamwork. That phrase can easily be overused, but it’s only true in this case. The coaches and players really got up in a big place.
Doug Pederson deserves credit here to make the guys ready to play. This team could easily have come together. They entered this game as 13-point dogs with a backback quarterback under the center. They came from a demoralizing overtime disorder in Dallas where they had to play lots of snaps. Instead of crumbling, the eagles showed elasticity. It says a lot about the character of this team.
Pedersen held a balanced perspective in a balanced manner. The eagles hit the ball 31 times and ran the ball 30 times. You can select certain specific calls to criticize (running on the 3rd and 8th using Josh Adams as short after he has been ineffective in that regard, do not be aggressive early), but Pederson did a great job for most part. In the end, he made enough to accomplish Wade Phillips, one of the best defensive co-ordinators in the league, for the second consecutive year.
As I said all the time, why would you ever doubt the Super Bowl MVP? He only wins!
Foles statistics were not bad he completed the game 24/31 for 270 meters, 0 TD, 1 INT and a 89.4 passing grade.
But we saw everything: the crashes just seemed to run more evenly with Foles at the center of the jump. It probably helps that he is not from ACL / LCL surgery, except to deal with a rear fracture, as is the case with Carson Wentz.
Foles threw some really nice passes. A third downturn to Alshon Jeffery, who made an over-axle along the sidelines, was right for the money. Foles willingness to take deep shots and get chunk games was refreshing because it’s an element missing. Foles threw an arrow to Zach Ertz in the end zone. Unfortunately, it was broken up by a good game of defense.
Foles also had some bad moments. The time he threw prevented the eagles from really stumbling on Rams’ neck and instead letting Los Angeles back in the game. Ramsna fell on a Foles pass which was high and behind Zach Ertz late in the fourth quarter. Foles also missed Ertz for a wide open touchdown early in the match; He just destroyed the tight end.
In the end, Foles played better than his individual statistics indicate. Team numbers show as much since Philadelphia scored 30 points and an average of 8.7 meters per try.
Foles obviously arose when the eagles needed him the most in 2017. BDN answered the call again on Sunday evening. Shame on someone who ever doubted him, like the dummy who runs that site.
The eagles have no quartet control. Carson Wentz is still a lot of Eagles franchise quarterback. He is the long-term answer to the position. Go back and look at his 2017 tape if you need to remember why that’s the case.
In the short term, Foles should probably continue to start for the eagles. If Wentz was healthy, he should be the one who started. The problem is that he is not healthy right now. Wentz’s backbone requires three months to heal, according to Pederson. The eagles should only rest him and roll with Foles.
As far as the view goes beyond this season, keep in mind that Foles has a $ 20 million option that the eagles can choose to activate. Foles can then pay $ 2 million back to the eagles to become a free agent and get out of the contract. In other words, if Foles wants to test the market, he can. Perhaps the eagles will participate in the store and try to shop Foles, provided he is cool with it. We’ll see. Lots of time to figure out when the season is over.
Eagles defense missed six starters on Sunday night: Jalen Mills (IR), Ronald Darby (IR), Rodney McLeod (IR), Jordan Hicks Timmy Jernigan (out) and Sidney Jones (out). Despite this, Schwartz’s unit offensive genius Sean McVay held only 23 points. Keep in mind that Rams was on average 32.7 points per game (third best) on Sunday. And three out of the 23 came on a run after the Eagles offensive sent the ball over to the falls in the midfield.
Schwartz simply outcoached boy wondering McVay on Sunday night. Eagles defensive coordinator took extra pressure at the right time to make Jared Goff uncomfortable. Los Angeles was only 4/13 in the third and fourth countdowns. Ramsna was 2/6 on their red zone trips.
No one will miss the eagles as “85 Bears.” But the feeling here is that this device has really played over the head in view of all injuries. I do not think the eagles should look for Schwartz if his device continues to pop up like this.
I’ve written this before because I think it’s true (anecdotal, at least): As Alshon goes, the eagle’s crime also does. It just feels like the game usually goes well when Jeffery becomes involved and playing. It was good to see him bring some great receptions to Rams.
Jeffery took all eight of his goals for 160 meters. It is his highest yardage in total with the eagles and the third highest in his entire NFL career.
For some reason, Jeffery and Wentz did not smoothly in recent weeks. They seemed to have a good relationship earlier this year but then it went away. And it’s not just about Foles Richards Jeffery more often:
The idea that Wentz locks in to Ertz too much It also seems not to hold up when you think Ertz had only a fewer goals than Jeffery against Rams. Actually, the eagle’s goal distribution from last week to this week was not so different.
Whatever the case, I’m all because Jeffery is more involved. Good thing happens when that is the case.
I can not figure out how Maddox is such a stud. In his first match back from injury, the eagles trusted their 22-year-old rookie to start on the outside for the first time in their NFL career. He responded to the challenge by playing sticky coverage and even making a good pick. Maddox also got into the link by dealing with Todd Gurley inbounds at Ram’s final run. He then defended Josh Reynolds at the game’s last game.
Border Corner, Nickel, Security … Maddox has done it all this season. The eagles have toned on his plate and he has been able to answer the call.
After the match, Eagles defensive captains Fletcher Cox and Malcom Jenkins had much praise for Maddox. The 2018 fourth round picking out of Pittsburgh really looks like a goalkeeper. Potential building blocks in the coming years.
Eagles offensive line made it possible to run 113 meters and three touchdowns on the ground. They also got ZERO bags and only three hits on Foles. Really good performance from these guys in front of, especially against some of the league’s best domestic defensive lines in Aaron Donald (probably the best player in NFL) and Ndamukong Suh.
On the other side of the ball, the eagles finally contained Todd Gurley by holding him to only 48 meters. The eagles made Goff uncomfortable for most of the night by sacking him once and knocking him seven times.
The eagles won the Super Bowl by having the elite offensive and defensive lines last year. These units came up great for the eagles in Los Angeles and they provide further jumps along the stretch.
After Smallwood took the first run of the game, tweon tweeted this:
Smallwood made the night with 48 meters and two points of 10 berries. He did a really good job of fighting by touching his touchdown runs.
Credit Smallwood to be engaged after having previously phased out the ongoing back rotation for the second season in a row. Smallwood had only one touch in the last three games before last night. With Corey Clement on injured reserve and Josh Adams beat up, the eagles rely on Smallwood more often. And to his credit he rose. His performance really exemplifies the complete teamwork we saw from this group.