Josh Adams, RB
You see what happens when the Eagles balance out the run/passing game? They win. It’s as simple as that. There’s no need to force over 40 throws a game when the offensive line is willing to go to town in the run blocking game. The big guys up front ask Doug Pederson for it, and lately the backfield has been delivering some solid runs with the holes that have been created.
Last week, Josh Adams didn’t have one of his best games. Although he brought in a red zone touchdown, he wasn’t all that productive aside from that. Good thing the Eagles had two change-of-pace backs who were able to go to work, though. Adams should be the lead back of the Eagles for the rest of the season, and it’s good to see that they are sometimes willing to give him the opportunity to do so. Even if Adams isn’t getting his numbers though, the Eagles need to stick to the run game regardless.
When the run game is working, the Eagles not only have a much better time of possesion, but they establish a rythym and open up more opportunities in the passing game. We saw it during a few games this season, but last week especially. The L.A. Rams defensive line is typically a powerful bunch, but the Eagles made it very difficult for them to produce last week. And with Houston coming to town, the defensive line does not get any weaker. Houston is an excellent defense. So the Eagles have to avoid becoming one-dimensional once again.