Philadelphia Eagles: 5 players that are key to a Week 13 victory over the Redskins
Alshon Jeffery, WR
Speaking of balance, the Eagles could use some in the passing game as well. When Doug Pederson is shying away from the run, he has Carson Wentz throwing all day. And as of late when Wentz is throwing, he only seems to be passing the ball to the tight end, Zach Ertz. We all know that Ertz is on pace to shatter records, but it’s becoming clear that it’s because Ertz seems to be the only receiver that Wentz is comfortable throwing to at the moment.
This week, Alshon Jeffery needs to get back on track. Lately, Jeffery and Wentz just haven’t been on the same page. If Jeffery is open, Wentz either doesn’t see him or throws an inaccurate pass. But on the targets when Wentz does get the ball into Jeffery’s hands, the wideout struggles to hold onto it sometimes.
These two need to get it together, and it would be great to see Alshon get some deeper targets. The Redskins secondary is solid on paper, but they have proven to struggle against pass-heavy teams over time this year. You know what would be great – If the Eagles take an aggressive approach early on in the game. A 50/50 grab for Jeffery to come down with would surely boost the team’s motivation for the night.