The bad: Injuries continue to plague a good Eagles roster.
Bradley Roby sat out of his second consecutive game on Sunday. Jordan Davis, in Week 8, played 17 defensive snaps and another eight on special teams. That's roughly 24% and 19% of the Eagles' totals respectively. He was dealing with a hamstring injury.
Philly lost Grant Calcaterra to a concussion. Unfortunately, he has dealt with such during his NCAA career before he arrived in the City of Brotherly Love. Milton Williams and Sua Opeta were both replaced for a spell with injuries of their own. Both returned to close this one out.
That brings us to Jalen Carter.
Philadelphia's phenomenal rookie left the game with a back injury and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday.
Maybe we're being emotional, but this defensive front doesn't feel like its dominant self without him. In many ways, it sometimes feels like he has elevated Philly's defense in the same manner that A.J. Brown elevated the offensive roster with his arrival.
The good news is this. It doesn't appear that the rook's injury is season-ending, so that's comforting. He has a chance at being named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Year.