Philadelphia Eagles: Heroes and zeroes heading into Week 15

Jalen Hurts (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles racked up 246 rushing yards in Week 14.

Hero: Miles Sanders, running back

Philly fans have been calling for Miles Sanders to get the ball consistently for weeks now, and finally, head coach Doug Pederson stuck with the run. It paid off big time. Sanders tallied 115 yards rushing, 21 yards receiving, and two touchdowns on the game and was absolutely a major reason for the Eagles even staying in this matchup.

Now, We here at ITI do love Malcolm Jenkins and what he did for this team, but after all the comments he made during the week, it was nice to see Sanders walk right by the veteran during his 82-yard touchdown run.

Hero: Jalen Hurts, quarterback

With over 150-yards passing and over 100-yards rushing, rookie Jalen Hurts earned his spot on this list. His ability to make plays with his legs, extend plays, and escape the pass rush gave the Saints defense problems all game long.

Hurts gave this franchise a huge shot in the arm, and his teammates fought through this adversity. He didn’t light up the scoreboard with his arm, but his vision fueled a few drives that seemed dead in the water.