10 Philadelphia Eagles that will play key roles in winning at Pittsburgh

October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is congratulated by quarterback Carson Wentz (11) after scoring a two-point conversion against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) is congratulated by quarterback Carson Wentz (11) after scoring a two-point conversion against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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54. . . . Zach Ertz, tight end. 4. player

The Philadelphia Eagles must find a way to get TE Zach Ertz the ball.

Regardless of how you slice it, Zach Ertz hasn’t had a good season. It isn’t all his fault, but you can’t argue with the results. Off of the field, the team’s leadership decided to hault contract negotiations despite the fact that they had no problem giving Jason Peters a raise.

Opposing defenses have simply zeroed in on Ertz. Other playmakers are missing. So is Dallas Goedert, and as a result, Ertz has 19 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown on his 2020 resume. He’s currently on pace to finish the year with 76 catches for 556 yards and four touchdowns. The ‘Birds’ have to find a way to get better production out of him… and pay him.

. . Travis Fulgham, wide receiver. 3. player. 54.

When the Eagles were putting their depth chart together in the offseason, they surely projected veteran DeSean Jackson, rookie Jalen Reagor and sophomore J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to head their wide receiver corps, but none of them were available for their Week 4 matchup and rookie John Hightower and Travis Fulgham ended up getting the starting nods.

Fulgham didn’t disappoint in his first career start as he hauled in two catches for 57 yards and one touchdown on Sunday Night Football. He should get the start again versus the Steelers as he showed the Eagles that they made the right decision when they added him to the active roster. We’ll see how he progresses.