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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Miles Sanders is the best plan of attack versus a Giants’ run defense ranked in the bottom third of the NFL.

As mentioned earlier, Miles Sanders will face off against his former college teammate Saquon Barkley. That is if Saquon does indeed play. He’s questionable for Week 14’s game with a neck injury.

When we say that they’ll ‘face off’, we’re well aware that they won’t be on the field at the same time, but we’re well aware of who Miles will see, the Giants’ defense, one that is currently the seventh-worst in the NFL as they have given up 1,693 yards on the ground so far in 2022.

Miles Sanders carrying the football isn’t just key to his personal success (and a possible extension). The opportunities that he has been given are also key to the Eagles’ team success. Since Nick Sirianni has taken over as Philadelphia’s head coach, all nine of his losses share an interesting statistic. Sanders has played and carried the football 13 times or fewer.

For comparison, in the 11 games under Sirianni where Miles Sanders has played and carried the ball 15 times or more, the Eagles own an 11-0 record. In those games, Sanders averages 94.9 yards per contest, and he has rushed for six touchdowns.

The Philadelphia Eagles have cause to take advantage of their strength versus weakness matchup with the G-Men. They have a top-ten rusher and one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. The Giants have shown time and time again that they can’t stop anyone on the ground.

History shows that if Sanders gets his touches, the Eagles will find their way to victory. Believe it or not, it’s a winning formula, one that few opponents have been able to stop and one they should ride through the remainder of the regular season.

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