On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles headed to MetLife Stadium to battle the New York Giants in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last week, Philadelphia dominated the New Orleans Saints in a 40-29 home victory. Philadelphia’s rushing attack has been key in helping them win 3 of their last 4 games heading into Sunday’s matchup against New York. Philadelphia has rushed for over 175 yards for 4 straight games (2 of the games were over 200 yards). Over the last four games Philadelphia has averaged 217 rushing yards per game and has boosted their status from one of the worst rushing teams to the best rushing team in the league. New York presented a challenge for Philadelphia on Sunday. Let's see what led to Philadelphia’s poor performance.
Philadelphia finished with 205 rushing yards, but struggled to put consistent drives together. Eagles’ quarterback, Jalen Hurts went 14/31 (45.2%) for 129 yards passing, 0 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, and a QBR of 17.5 (worst of his career). Philadelphia were shut out until the 4th quarter and turned the ball over for the 4th time with 2:19 remaining in the game, while driving down the field. The Eagles’ defense kept them in the game, only allowing 264 yards and giving the offense the ball back with 1:11 left and the offense still did not execute. The drive was highlighted by two crucial drops by Jalen Reagor on well thrown passes by Jalen Hurts. The Eagles now drop to 5-7 on the season and will stay in New Jersey to play the New York Jets in two weeks. Hopefully this bye week gives the Eagles the opportunity to regroup after a bad game on Sunday.