Before getting to the third point, let’s dissect this Eagles offense a little.
The Eagles were most recently tested by the Bears run defense which only allows an average of 3.7 yards in that department. ’24’ still put on a show with one of his best games of the season, racking up 82 yards on 19 carries, which included some key runs on the final drive to ice the game.
With Alshon Jeffery out on Sunday, the Eagles will be forced to try to generate the offense from the run game.
Nelson Agholor hasn’t produced and appears to have morphed back into the player who lacked confidence in his first two NFL seasons. Mack Hollins has played 59 percent of the Eagles offensive snaps but hasn’t caught a pass since September and fails to create separation between himself and opposing cornerbacks. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside hasn’t been able to earn snaps and is still known for his drop on fourth and long against the Detroit Lions that likely would have won the game.
Jordan Matthews will likely be the lone receiver who is heavily involved as he starts his third stint as an Eagle. Also, with Darren Sproles done for the year, the Eagles will be forced to lean on Howard since recently signed running back Jay Ajayi will probably need to be eased into action after missing the first half of the season. With Philly’s lack of weapons right now on offense, running the ball needs to be a priority if the Eagles are going to get a win.