Will the Philadelphia Eagles be the NFC East’s top rushing team in 2021?
The Philadelphia Eagles offense was frustrating and sad at times last year, but it wasn’t all a horror show. Did you know, they actually led the NFC East in overall rushing yards? Philly was also ninth overall in rushing yards league-wide.
The NFC East has some stud running backs and mobile quarterbacks that know how to rack up yards, and Philadelphia did have some help thanks to the Washington Football team, the Dallas Cowboys, and the New York Giants’ top running backs going down at various points of the season. Still, Philly had injury issues of their own, which is sort of to be expected if you’re a Birds fan.
Miles Sanders went down for a couple of games, which forced Boston Scott to step up and lead the rushing attack. Both of Philly’s quarterbacks contributed to the ground game with their legs as well. Carson Wentz and Jalen Hurts accounted for 630 yards of the team’s 2,027 rushing yards total.
So, the question is an obvious one. Can the Eagles state their claim as the best rushing offense in the NFC East again by the season’s end? Here’s a look at how each team fared last year and what they are bringing to each contest with their rushing attack during the coming campaign.