The rushing attack is even more lethal this year, with Miles Sanders getting a heavy dose of work.
Philadelphia was one of the best teams at running the ball last year, but they might have gotten even better this time around. The rushing attack is spearheaded by a hungrier Miles Sanders, who is trying to prove in 2022 that he is worthy of a big payday in the offseason.
Sanders definitely has started fast this year, as he rushed for 485 yards and four touchdowns during the first six games. A year ago, the Penn State Alum wasn’t anywhere close to those numbers as he posted 260 yards through six weeks.
It also seems the Eagles trust Sanders with the ball more this year, as he’s toted the rock 105 times. That’s a far cry from the 63 attempts he had through seven weeks in 2021.
It seemed like the coaching staff had more faith in Jalen Hurts as a runner than they had in the running backs. QB1 led the team with 300 yards on 53 carries through six weeks. He also scored five rushing touchdowns during that time.
Hurts has carried the ball 77 times in 2022, but it’s great to see the effort to entrust the running game to the tailbacks. QB1 has done his thing with his speed as a scrambler this year. He’s added 293 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns through Week 6 to his resume.
It is pretty hard to stop a potent running attack when the defense has to keep its eye on both the quarterback and the feature running back. Both can break games or shift momentum on any given play.