Reasons Miles Sanders should be featured by Eagles offense versus Giants

Miles Sanders, #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Most of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ regular season is behind us, and Miles Sanders has been phenomenal so far. The 2019 second-round draft pick played college football at Penn State with the Nittany Lions where he was ironically teammates with Saquon Barkley, star running back for Philly’s next opponent, the New York Giants. Miles’ entire football career has been played in the state of Pennsylvania, and this season, he’s won the respect of the Eagles and their fan base.

While Number 26 has heard the doubters outside the organization entering 2022, the Eagles have continued to show faith in him. The fans were split to some degree, but everyone seems to have bought in now.

Sanders has rewarded everyone who has shown their faith in him. He has established himself as a quality starter in the NFL. Through the Eagles’ first 12 games of the 2022-2023 NFL season, he has put the rest of the league on notice.

This is Sanders’ fourth season in the NFL and a contract season. He has already accumulated 924 rushing yards. That’s the sixth-best total in the NFL in that category. His nine rushing touchdowns put him in a fifth-placed tie in that category. He’s tied with teammate Jalen Hurts and Seattle Seahawks star Kenneth Walker III. Both are already single-season career highs for Sanders, and he has five games remaining in the 2022 regular season to add to his total.

This week, versus the Giants, the Eagles, who are planning to improve to a 12-1 record, would be wise to feature him versus the rival New York Giants on Sunday. Here are two obvious reasons why that’s the case.