Dual Threat Jalen Hurts Thrives but Defense hurting Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles have a 1-3 record in this young NFL season and their Offensive Line is already dealing with the injury bug. But the Offensive Line is not the problem, it’s the Defense! Offensive Line coach Jeff Stoutland has done a great job getting the backups ready to play each week. With four of the five of the starters from Week One out for various reasons, backups Andre Dillard, Landon Dickerson, Nate Herbig and Jack Driscoll have played well. The Eagles have the ninth most Total Offensive Yards in the NFL averaging 397.5 Yards Per Game and they have scored at least 30 Points twice in four weeks. This is a drastic improvement over last season when the offense never scored more than 29 Points and finished the year 26th in the league in Scoring Offense averaging 20.9 Points Per Game. The problem is the Eagles have committed the most Penalties in the NFL this season and their Defense has allowed a total of 83 Points in the last two weeks!
Duel Threat Quarterbacks are the way of the modern NFL and the Eagles have Jalen Hurts who is playing like a Franchise Quarterback: Heading into NFL Week 5 action, Hurts is currently third in the NFL in Total Offensive Yards, right behind Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford! His young receivers are led by Rookie Devonta Smith who has 18 receptions for 237 yards of a touchdown this season, he looks like he was worth trading up to the 10th overall pick to select. Despite their 1-3 record and a tough schedule I’m still excited about the future of this team thanks to Hurts and Smith.
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