More on the Offense…
Jay Ajayi was set to be the Eagles featured back this year. Ajayi fought through a back injury that sidelined him week three, and he played through it until tearing his ACL against the Minnesota Vikings, resulting in him missing the rest of the year.
The Eagles now have Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams as their running back trio. This is not a Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement backfield of last year, and they sure aren’t playing like it. The Eagles are 22nd in rushing this year compared to being third last year. The ineffectiveness of the run game is dismantling the team this year.
Opposing teams don’t need to defend the run because they know Wentz is going to throw the ball and when they do run it they have little success. It makes sense given the personnel the Eagles have on the roster. Having a one-dimensional offense typically is not successful, and it is clear that is the case with this 2018 Eagles squad.
The Eagles offensive line hasn’t suffered any critical injuries this season. Jason Peters seems to always have some nagging injury, which is not surprising due to him being a 15-year veteran. If he were 100-percent healthy, it would benefit the Eagles offense immensely (especially the run game), but that is not the case here.
Currently, Lane Johnson is battling a knee injury and is questionable for Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. That poses a concern due to the striking force of Cameron Jordan lining up across the line of scrimmage. A knee injury for a lineman can linger and is not a good sign going forward.