The Eagles are obviously not performing to the level we all anticipated this season. Has that performance level affected anyone who recently put on midnight green jerseys? Or is it just the players in Philly experiencing these performance issues?
Instead of dwelling on this week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, let’s take a glance at some former Eagles and how they are handling themselves in their new scenery:
After they decided to bench Mitchell Trubisky, the Chicago Bears handed the reigns to Nick Foles. The MVP of Super Bowl LII is looking to achieve in Chicago what he was able to achieve in Philly. Foles didn’t do that bad for his new team in his start on Thursday Night Football against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He certainly didn’t look like playoff Foles, but he was able to help his team. Foles was 30/42 for 243 yards with one touchdown and one interception. These numbers are not amazing by any means, but he was able to lead the Bears to a win, which is all that matter. More importantly, this also meant that Foles is 2-0 in his career against Brady.
Many Eagles fans have a strong opinion about Nelson Agholor based on his time in Philadelphia. Now as a Las Vegas Raider, he wants to change their fans' opinions of his skills at the wide receiver position. Agholor is not the Raiders' top receiver, and he will not be their top target moving forward. However, Agholor is making the best of the opportunities that he has been given. This past Sunday he caught both of his targets for a total of 67 yards and a touchdown. For the season, Agholor is 3rd on the Raiders in receiving yards (185) and he has a total of 10 receptions on just 11 targets. He also has this interesting nugget under his belt:
Let’s face facts…. The New York Giants are not a great football team. The Giants are 0-4 and they lost their star Saquon Barkley due to a torn ACL during their Week 2 matchup against the Chicago Bears. Also, the Giants are second to last in points this season. Golden Tate is trying to make the best of a bad situation to help his team. Tate is clearly not the number one option for Daniel Jones, as that role belongs to Darius Slayton. The positive for Tate is he has been around the same stat line from week to week. During the Giants' Week 5 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys, Tate had four receptions on five targets for 42 yards. These stats are not amazing, but Tate can put up a solid stat line each week if Jones looks his way.