This week was more of the same for the Philadelphia Eagles as they lost to the Seattle Seahawks. With their loss on Monday night they dropped to 3-7-1, which means now they are behind the 4-7 New York Giants and Washington Football Team for first place in the NFC East.
At this point, the Eagles can’t afford to lose any more ground in the division race, or else they'll be sitting on the couch in January to watch playoff football. Instead of looking at the current struggling Eagles, let’s look again at some former Eagles and how they performed this past weekend.
Hicks spent four years in Philly before signing a four-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals in 2019. This past week Hicks went up against Cam Newton and the New England Patriots. The Cardinals played well defensively all game, but the Patriots won 20-17 on a field goal as time expired. Hicks led the Cardinals in solo tackles (six) and total tackles (seven) while also having a pass deflection against Newton.
Burton continues to make a difference on the field for his team even in limited opportunities. On Sunday he was third on his team in targets and yards. He finished with three receptions on six targets for 42 yards and a touchdown. Burton is not the biggest threat on offense, but he has proven recently that he deserves more opportunities.
Douglas did not get off to a great start in Carolina as he was placed on the COVID-19 Reserve List in October. He was activated back to the roster on November 2nd and has shown he can be a starting cornerback in the NFL. This week Douglas' Panthers lost to the Minnesota Vikings 28-27 on a missed field goal as time expired. Douglas finished the game with six solo tackles (seven total tackles). So far this season, he is six on the Panthers in tackles (46) and first in passes defended (eight).