Eagles film study: Highlighting a trio of failed red-zone plays during Philly's Week 5 win

The Eagles' red-zone inefficiency was again highlighted in their Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Here's what went wrong.
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Jalen Hurts QB Draw. 4th Quarter, 3rd-and-goal from the 8-yard line

Now this? This was a blunder on multiple accounts. This was a bad play call. We’ve seen Jalen do some crazy things with QB draws in the past, but this was not set up for that. That’s because Jalen was counting on running back Kenny Gainwell to make a block.

Gainwell was supposed to block someone at the second level, but there was a defensive lineman who came off of his block and Kenny hesitated for a second in order to get to him.

That defensive lineman? That was seven-time All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald. There isn't any galaxy in the metaverse Kenny G. blocks the future Hall of Famer successfully. 

This one is on Brian Johnson for a catastrophe of a play-call. There was never a way that this worked out well. Luckily, the game was well in and at this point so it wasn’t too consequential.

There’s a lot of blame to go around for the Eagles’ lack of production in the Red Zone. Everyone can and needs to do better, but the common denominator here is Brian Johnson’s playcalling. It absolutely has to get better going into the gauntlet of teams the Eagles have coming up in the next nine weeks.

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