This past week did not go the Eagles way. The easy matchup was there for the taking, but their play was atrocious. The Birds are still atop the NFC East for now, but instead of looking at theirs, this article will look at players that have abandoned this stalling franchise in the past few seasons. Here are three former Eagles and how they fared in their Week 10 matchups.
After three uninspired seasons, the Eagles finally released their former 2nd-round pick before the start of the 2020 season. Jones is now a Jacksonville Jaguar, and even though the team is one of if not the worst team in the league, Jones has been playing very well for them. During their Week 10 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, Jones was the defensive standout -- he led his team with total tackles with nine (six of them were solo tackles). He was also was able to do what only a select group of players in NFL history have been able to do -- pick off Aaron Rodgers.
Jenkins played well again this week for the New Orleans Saints in their matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. During the second quarter, Drew Brees took a brutal hit and did not play the second half. With Brees out their defense knew they may need to step it up even further than in previous weeks. During the 3rd quarter, Jenkins had a key interception off of Nick Mullens which helped turn the tide for the Saints for the rest of the game. Jenkins ended the game with five total tackles (three solo tackles) and an interception.
This Nick Foles we are seeing starting for the Chicago Bears has not looked like the same Nick Foles that led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory. Foles has been struggling mightily this season thus far; he does not have an offensive line to help him, and his receiving core is average at best. Foles finished the game 15/26 for 106 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception. Unfortunately for him, he was carted off the field late in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. It is unclear yet if Foles will miss significant time, but with their offensive struggles in recent weeks, he may not have a starting job to come back to when he is healthy again. It would be great to see Foles keep the starting job in Chicago, but it is clear that the team was winning games behind Mitchell Trubisky and not behind Foles. This year the Bears are 3-0 starting Trubisky and 2-5 starting Foles.