2. There is reason to be encouraged by a few Philadelphia Eagles performances.
Amidst some of the shortcomings, the Philadelphia Eagles did bolster a few encouraging performances on both sides of the football. When the lights shine brightest, against the New York Giants, Boston Scott comes to play.
Scott has now scored six career touchdowns. Five of those trips to the promised land have come against the Giants. Scott might be the certified Giant slayer, but he also proved Thursday night that he can handle RB1 duties when called upon. With Miles Sanders out, it was Scott’s opportunity to prove he belongs.
There were rumblings all week leading up to the matchup questioning if Scott could be the lead back. He isn’t a 16-game feature back, but for a short period of time Scott proved last season he can handle the duties, and once again he’s proved he is capable.
Travis Fulgham once again goes over 70 yards for the third time in as many games. Richard Rodgers records 85 receiving yards, a feat Zach Ertz has failed to accomplish this season, and of course, Wentz manufactured the game-winning drive. All reasons to feel encouraged.
On the defensive side of the ball, Fletcher Cox showed some juice. He led the team with two tackles for loss and appeared to be winning the one-on-one matchups the Giants tossed at him. Brandon Graham continues to make his case as the 2020 Eagles defensive MVP.
Linebackers Alex Singleton and Nathan Gerry might have both played their best games. Gerry recorded a sack and Singleton nearly recorded one when he bulldozed over Devante Freeman buckling Jones’ legs. In what was an up and down game, there were encouraging performances from many Eagles beneath the lights.