3 Keys to a Philadelphia Eagles win versus New York in Week 10

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1. The Philadelphia Eagles need to give Miles Sanders 17 or more carries.

For whatever reason, Pederson tends to go full air raid. He stays away from the run game. Ever since Pederson arrived in Philly, it’s been evident that when he does commit to the run, there are often better results. Let’s be honest. Carson Wentz did not have a good first half and that’s putting it lightly. Pederson needs to get Wentz comfortable early and getting the run game going will do just that.

Miles Sanders was a full go in Friday’s practice and is expected to play. Chew the clock and wear down that Giants defense. The interior defensive line is strong and Blake Martinez has been a monster this year. However, Sanders manages to make something out of nothing more often than not even with a rotating offensive line. Despite only averaging 14.2 carries a game in the games he’s played, he’s still averaging an impressive 86.8 yards per game and 6.1 yards per rush. That’s right up there with the best in the league. It’s evident that this kid is the future at running back. They need to feed him.

Pederson needs to get more creative with his run scheme and trust Miles to do the rest. Versus the Giants, Miles has 24 career carries for 97 yards (Four yards per rush). Let’s also consider that Miles was banged up in both games versus the Giants last year and still put up those numbers. In Week 7, Boston Scott only put up 46 yards on 12 carries but did have 46 receiving yards on three catches. With Miles’ breakaways speed and shiftiness, he should be able to do some damage in this matchup.

Getting ‘Boobie’ back is huge for not only his running ability but also his receiving and pass protection ability. It’ll be great to see ’26’ back in midnight green on Sunday.