Eagles news: Miles Sanders snubbed twice, rival adds reinforcements

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports)
Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports) /

Typically, when we hear people talking about perceived prejudices against the Philadelphia Eagles, we take most of those discussions with a grain of salt. Lately, however, it has felt like some of those statements have credence. At some point, every Birds fan has heard Jason Kelce sing “No one likes us… We don’t care” in their heads. On the Tuesday following Philly’s dismantling of the hated New York Giants, Eagles fans might put that one in the playlist and tap the loop button.

Yeah, at this point, a two-day-old snub should qualify as ancient history, especially in the NFL. We’re still scratching our heads about this one though.

NFL Communications released its AFC and NFC Players of the Week for Week 14. The winners of the FedEx Air and Ground Players of Week 14 were also mentioned. Miles Sanders didn’t win either honor despite notching 144 yards rushing on 17 carries and reaching the end zone twice to help the Eagles improve to 12-1 on the season. Instead, it was Christian McCaffrey who won the FedEx Ground Players of Week 14 honor. Baker Mayfield is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Wait! What?

McCaffrey racked up 120 yards rushing on 15 carries and one TD for the San Francisco 49ers versus a struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers squad. Yes, we realize the Eagles played a team with a better record and that McCaffrey’s numbers aren’t as impressive as Sanders’ stat line.

Baker Mayfield looked relatively pedestrian for much of Week 14’s game versus the Las Vegas Raiders. Sure, he led a dramatic 98-yard game-winning drive for a team that he had only been on for about 48 hours. We admit that was impressive. Still, in our mind, what Miles did on the road in bad weather versus a team that was actually over .500 feels like the more impressive showing.

Hey, what do we know? But, let’s look at it this way. There are bigger fish to fry. Hopefully, we’ll receive our prize in February, but we aren’t going to lie to you. We were a little salty.

Oh well… No one likes us. We don’t care.

More Eagles news: The Commanders add reinforcements a.k.a that former Eagles quarterback.

Four games remain in the Philadelphia Eagles season. Their two-game tussle with the Washington Commanders is in our rearview mirror. It seems unlikely that they’ll meet again unless the Commanders sneak into the postseason as one of the lower-seeded teams and surprise everyone by beating a higher-ranked team in the Wild Card Round.

Why are we talking about the Commanders then? The answer is simple. As is the case with the Sanders snub (okay, that’s the last time we’ll say it), that Carson Wentz fellow should be old news, but it’s almost like driving past a car wreck.

You know you should keep driving and pay attention to what’s ahead, but you can’t help yourself. You have to slow down and see what’s happening.

The Washington Commanders have activated former Eagles signal-caller Carson Wentz from their injured reserve. It seems as though they’ll stick with Tayor Heinecke. Heck, they should stick with Heinecke, but if an emergency comes, and their QB1 gets injured, Wentz should provide them some insurance.

From the outside looking in, he looks more and more like a career backup, but stranger things have happened. It’s hard to ignore division rivals. We’ll be watching the Commanders the rest of the way.

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