The story of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles has been injuries. Last year the team was able to overcome some devastating injuries to still win Super Bowl LII, but this year the injuries have somehow increased from the year before. The Eagles head into Sunday's game against the Rams with 13 players currently on Injured Reserve, and one player on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They will also have at least four players on the roster who won't be active for Sunday Night Football.
Carson Wentz is dealing with a fractured vertebrae, and if the team is smart, they will sit him for the remainder of the season. Even if there is some way the Eagles end up making the playoffs, they would be wise to sit him out and let his back heal for 2019. If they do end up making the playoffs somehow, it would mean Nick Foles is on fire, and it would be an idiotic move if Pederson were to take a red-hot Foles out of the lineup just to see what Wentz can do in a playoff situation.
Jordan Hicks remains out with his calf injury. The only way Hicks would return to the field is if the Eagles still have a legitimate shot at a playoff spot in Week 16 or 17. If the Eagles are eliminated before then, Nate Gerry will be able to add plenty more snaps to his film that the team can use to evaluate him in the offseason.
Jernigan had back spasms which kept him out against the Redskins Monday Night game two weeks ago, and hasn't played since. Due to his contract being no-longer guaranteed, there is a chance we might have seen the last of Jernigan as an Eagle.
It was easy to tell Sidney Jones wasn't fully healthy in the Cowboys game. If he would have played this Sunday, Goff would have just targeted him the whole game.
Seumalo has been pretty reliable in recent weeks, but since he will be out it appears that Stefan Wisniewski will return to the left guard position.
Michael Bennett will be questionable. He has been listed as questionable for the past two weeks with a foot injury too and ended up playing in both games. Unless there's a serious setback during warmups, he should be good to go. The Eagles desperately need him on the field to pressure Jared Goff.
If Maddox ends up being active and healthy enough to play, he should end up being the slot cornerback. If he doesn't end up playing, Cre'Von LeBlanc will likely be the slot-man.
Shelton Gibson's impact this season has only been on special teams. If he doesn't end up playing than special teams play might take a hit, but the Eagles will need all three phases of the team to step up on Sunday in order to have a chance against Los Angeles.
The Rams are one of the most fortunate teams in the NFL, as they have no players on their injury report the Friday before their game.
The Eagles will need to have a miracle up their sleeve if they are going to end up beating one of the best teams in the NFL on the road with a healthy roster.