Eagles Week 16 studs and duds: Revenge is sweet for Philadelphia

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
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Two more Eagles studs and a big mention in the dud category

Studs: Lane Johnson, Alex Singleton

Lane Johnson and Alex Singleton scored back-to-back touchdowns for the Eagles in Week 16. Who cares about whatever else they did? There’s no way they don’t make the studs list this week.

Dud: Tyree Jackson, tight end

We know that there was this buzz about how big Tyree Jackson is and how Philadelphia had taken this HUGE quarterback and turned him into a tight end. This isn’t working though.

Jack Stoll is twice the player that Jackson is, and it seems to be obvious. Just give those snaps that Jackson is getting to him.

Dud: Kenneth Gainwell, running back

What’s happened to Kenneth Gainwell? No seriously… Where the heck is he?

He didn’t register a single carry, even after Miles Sanders got hurt. He caught one pass for six yards, and he nearly put his team in a catastrophic position by putting the ball on the ground on the opening kickoff. Thankfully, he was bailed out.

Dud: The entire Eagles team on offense, special teams, and defense during the first half

Here’s proof that it isn’t how you start, it’s how you finish. We could go on and on about missed opportunities, missed kicks, and dropped passes, but the Philadelphia Eagles found a way to win.

Versus better opposition, this team will have to put a full four quarters together. What happened in the first half won’t cut it. Thankfully, these moments can be learned from following a win.