Young Guys Are Coming Up Big Down the Stretch
This season has not gone to plan for Philadelphia, but they're still in the hunt for the playoffs thanks to the Dallas Cowboys and the rest of the NFC East not being very good either. The Eagles are in must-win mode and a bunch of practice squad players and rookies are stepping up. Greg Ward, Boston Scott, and Miles Sanders have combined for a little over 420 yards and four touchdowns over the past two weeks.
Ward and Scott have both spent time on the Eagles practice squad this year, but thanks to injuries they have found themselves playing a lot of snaps down the stretch. Scott stole the show in the Giants game, putting the team on his back to help in the comeback victory. Ward on the other hand caught the game-winning touchdown over former All-Pro cornerback Josh Norman against Washington. Miles Sanders has jumped on his opportunity with Jordan Howard out over the past month, and on Sunday he became the first 100-yard rusher for the Eagles since LeGarrette Blount did it in 2017.
The success of the team seems to ride on the backs of two practice squad players and a rookie. They seem to be the only offensive weapons this team has (outside of Zach Ertz), and if the Eagles plan on making the playoffs, they need big games from all three of these young players when Dallas comes to town.