The Eagles have proven they’re the NFL’s best running team. It’s time to demonstrate that again.
It’s a simple yet complex plan. Run the ball. Prevent the Giants from doing the same thing. Dominate time of possession. Remain ahead of the chains, and get out of Week 18 with a win.
Since their arrival in 2021, head coach Nick Sirianni and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen have done a phenomenal job of coaching more often than not. That cannot be understated.
They haven’t been perfect. Play calling a game planning can be better at times, but they are phenomenal at getting the best out of their players. When the losses have come during their tenure, much of the Eagles fan base has been united in its theory.
More often than not, the desire is that Philly relies on its running game. Miles Sanders averages five yards per carry for his NFL career. This team is believed to have the game’s best offensive line.
During the Eagles’ loss to the Saints in Week 17, they ran the ball twice in the first half. There were three and outs. New Orleans bludgeoned them with a long and time-consuming opening drive. That’s unacceptable. Miles Sanders was limited with a knee brace, and the coaching staff determined it was wise not to overwork him, but where were Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell?
There’s no reason why this team can’t stick with the running game, and it would be better to see them go to it early than turn to it due to desperation.