Philadelphia Eagles: Studs and duds from a Week 12 catastrophe

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Jim Schwartz, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles need more out of two of their stars.

Stud: Jim Schwartz, Defensive coordinator.

Though fans want to pull their hair out sometimes with the schemes Jim Schwartz cooks up for his defense, credit has to be given where it’s due. Schwartz had a solid game plan in holding Seattle from running away with this one. It was the defense that kept this one close, with his defensive line crashing down on Wilson and with his secondary sticking to their assignments (for the most part) to force tackles for a loss or passes to be thrown away.

Stud: Richard Rodgers, Tight end.

Another game down, another game that Richard Rodgers finds himself at the right place at the right time. Even though it was all but over when Wentz threw a hail-mary pass into the endzone, Rodgers had the presence of mind and the concentration to keep his eyes on the ball the entire time, which led to him making a huge touchdown catch on the rebound.

Dud: Miles Sanders, Running back.

A player of Miles Sanders’ caliber rarely gives us much to criticize, but the second year running back seems to have lost his hands somewhere. The chemistry between Wentz and Sanders has been off all year, and Sanders leads every NFL running back in the category of dropped passes. That’s a shock as he was one of the best dual-threat backs in 2019 and someone that everyone was excited about heading into 2020.