More Eagles defensive momentum and other takeaways ahead of Week 5

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Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles
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Miles Sanders and Dallas Goedert highlight some of our biggest takeaways of the week.

While the defense may have fueled the Eagles’ fourth win of 2022, the offense was also worth the price of admission.

Dallas Goedert must be more involved offensively.

Dallas Goedert sandwiched a five-catch performance in between two games in which he only tallied three receptions. He’s too good to be ignored in this Eagles offense, and in Week 4, he was more of a focal point of the offensive attack.

Sure, he had a drop that probably would have been a touchdown had he caught in, but when you get the ball in his hands, great things happen. Try five catches for 72 yards on for size.

Some of those touches given to Kenneth Gainwell may need to go to Trey Sermon.

Don’t get us wrong, Kenneth Gainwell is talented and was a steal in the 2021 draft (remember he’s a former fifth-rounder), but Trey Sermon has a chance at providing for this Eagles offense what LeGarrette Blount gave them in 2017, and remember, Sermon is much younger than Blount was when Philly had him.

Miles Sanders, if healthy, is one of the best young tailbacks in the NFL.

Enough said. We’ve been beating the Miles Sanders drum for a while. Duce Staley told you that he could handle the full load when he’s healthy. So did we. Give this guy enough touches, and somewhere during the game, he’s going to break a long one.