Boston Scott #35 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
3. Boston Scott gets stronger as the game goes on. Let’s hope we see more of him in the third and fourth quarters of games
Boston Scott has three runs of over 20 yards in his career. All came during the second half of games. Two of them came versus the Giants. You can see where this is headed, right?
The second half of games is where teams can salt games away or steal victories that should have been losses. Scott has rushed for over 586 yards in the second half of games during his four NFL seasons. He also has an eye for the endzone having scored 11 rushing touchdowns over that same stretch.
Both Miles Sanders and Scott have performed well in the third quarter of games. The former has posted 703 yards and two touchdowns while the latter has added 321 yards and seven touchdowns to his resume.
What differentiates them is Sanders’ numbers take a dramatic dip in the fourth quarter (387 yards and one touchdown) while Scott remains steady (265 yards and four touchdowns).
Might the Eagles rotate Scott into the game more often in the fourth quarter this year? It would be wise to do so. That would lead to additional offensive consistency, a healthier Miles Sanders late in the season, and hopefully the lessened need for Jalen Hurts to run more often.
Boston Scott is already a key part of Philadelphia’s rushing attack despite being a rotational player. He’s stepped up in Miles Sanders’ absence. It would be wise to see what he’s capable of in an extended role.