Philadelphia Eagles: Studs and duds from a Week 12 catastrophe

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If you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, these guys have given you heartburn.

Every Eagles’ receiver.

It was another tough game for the Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receivers. Versus the worst pass defense in the NFL, Philly’s receiving corps struggled to consistently create separation or run effective routes. A struggling quarterback and bad play-calling hasn’t helped them out any, but simple routes and designs have been hard to come by.

Dud: Carson Wentz, Quarterback.

Is there anything more anyone can say at this point? Carson Wentz is in a slump and can’t seem to shake it. It’s gotten so bad that the ITI staff has thought about filing a missing person report. An imposter is wearing the number 11 jersey. Just kidding (somewhat).

Are the injuries catching up to him? Is he more bothered than he lets on by the Eagles drafting Jalen Hurts? Is the pressure of the fanbase and media getting to him? No one knows the answer, but there’s definitely a problem.

Dud: Darius Slay, Cornerback.

How many of you thought you’d ever see Darius Slay in the ‘dud’ category at the beginning of the year?  Well, it’s happened. Slay allowed over 170 yards to Metcalf in Week 12. Now, the argument can be made that most NFL corners would have issues covering Metcalf for four quarters.

There are other reasons why Slay is on this list though. The Pro Bowl corner actually held up pretty well, but utilizing the technique of trying to attack Metcalf’s hands instead of the ball didn’t work. A veteran of Slay’s caliber should’ve known when to make adjustments.