Eagles Need Miles Sanders More Involved on Offense
Miles Sanders has the second best yards per carry in the league this season (5.4) behind only Cleveland's Nick Chubb.
Sanders has missed just two games this season, but his 118 carries makes it appear he has played in a lot less. So far this season, Sanders is averaging just 13 carries per game, totaling a grand total of 16 over the past two weeks.
It remains a mystery why he still hasn’t become a bigger part of Philadelphia’s game plan, especially with the struggles of Carson Wentz and a banged up offensive line virtually all season.
Sanders has rushed for 80 more yards in five of his nine games this season, but has just 16 carries for 46 yards over the past two weeks.
So could this be the week we finally see more of Sanders in the Eagles game plan?
With the team making the switch to rookie second-round pick Jalen Hurts at quarterback, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson sounded like he wanted to simplify things this week.
"I think in order to get him success, you've got to attempt and try to establish a little bit of the run game, that helps," Pederson suggested. "Just go out and maybe try to find some easy completions. The quick game or a screen here and there, something that can just kind of get him into the flow of the game."
Sanders was a key reason why the Eagles were able to get hot, win their last four games last season and sneak into the playoffs. Over those final four weeks, Sanders ran for 298 yards, two scores and added 18 catches for 150 yards and a touchdown.
This season Sanders has just 19 total catches for 123 yards in nine games.
The Eagles need to find a way to get Sanders not only more involved in the offense, but in the passing game. Its an area he excelled in last season with 50 total catches for 509 yards and three touchdowns.
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