It's sad to say that injuries are once again the main storyline of an Eagles season since it was the storyline from the past few seasons. Instead of dwelling on the never-ending list of injuries, we are going to look at some former Eagles players that are currently active (and healthy) and how they performed for their teams in Week 6.
Foles and the Chicago Bears are in 1st place in the NFC North with a 5-1 record. With Foles under center, there is still doubt among Bears fans that the Nick Foles experiment will not last that long in Chicago. The team went up against the Carolina Panthers this past week and again Foles didn’t look great, but he was able to help his team win which is the only thing that matters for them. Foles went 23/39 for 198 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a rushing touchdown. The Panthers are not a team to be taken lightly this season, and the numbers for Foles this week reflect that, which is why this was a pretty quality of a win for Chicago. Foles isn’t blowing up the stat, sheet but he is getting wins and the Bears are a team that can make a run this season if they stick with Foles rather than going back to Mitchell Trubisky.
Yes, hearing the name Cody Parkey will always bring up the words "double" and "doink". Parkey is now the kicker for the Cleveland Browns. This week he only attempted one extra point because the Pittsburgh Steelers steamrolled over the Browns 38-7. Parkey is an odd former Eagle to focus your time, on but he is an interesting topic when you look at some numbers. Even though this is a week in review, I want to take a look at Parkey since the “Double Doink.” In 2019 Parkey played in three games for the Tennessee Titans, and so far in 2020 he has played in 5 games for the Browns. In this eight game span, Parkey has made all 10 of his field goals, and has missed just one extra point in 24 attempts. Even though he has rebounded, he will continue to fly under the radar because when you hear his name, all everyone still thinks about is the “Double Doink.”
The New York Giants are not a great football team. It took six weeks, but the Giants finally got their first win against the Washington Football Team in a 20-19 sleeper of a game. This season, the Giants are the second-worst team in points per game and third worst in total points scored. The numbers are clear that Golden Tate in the Giants offense is the number two wide receiver behind Darius Slayton. However, even for being the number two receiver, he was barely even used this past weekend. Tate caught his only target to have a stat line of one reception for 11 yards. He'll face the Eagles this week, sp let’s hope that his stat line on Thursday Night Football will be similar to his Week 6 statline.