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Takeaways from Philadelphia Eagles Week 8 Win

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So, it’s been 2 weeks since I last wrote about the Philadelphia Eagles, and it has been an interesting 2 weeks at that. Zach Ertz was traded after the Week 6 loss to Tampa Bay Buccaneers and then the Las Vegas Raiders debacle known as week 7 and then we head into week 8 vs the 0-7 Detroit Lions.

I went into Sunday’s week 8 matchup with the 0-7 Detroit Lions with zero confidence that the Eagles would pull out a victory let alone a 44-6 win and the season debut of Gardner Minshew. So, a couple days after head coach Nick Sirianni used an analogy to compare the Eagles to a flower, yes, a flower I was done with him, I was done with Jalen Hurts and I was done with Jonathan Gannon as our defensive coordinator and then week 8 happens.

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Eagles score on their 2nd drive and looked impressive, just like they did last week vs Las Vegas, but something was different. The defense looked improved Josh Sweat had 2 early sacks and they had constant pressure on Jared Goff all day, forcing him into bad, while sacking him 5 times and hitting him all day and Darius Slay scoring a defensive touchdown was the icing on the cake.

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Now let’s get to the Eagles offense. The Eagles ran 46 times for 236 yards and ran for 4 touchdowns led by a breakout performance from RB Boston Scott. Scott and RB Kenneth Gainwell were equal in carried, but Scott proved more effective. Scott finished with 12 carries for 60 yards and 2 TDS while Gainwell finished with 13 carries for 27 yards. Miles Sanders threw a shoe at his TV watching this game unfold and wondering why the Eagles can’t go the running backs like that. I don’t think Sanders is in the Eagles future in my opinion.

Now onto week 9 can the Eagles have the same success against the Chargers next week. Maybe, maybe not but this Lions game could be something to build off, with the success of the run game, I expect to see more runs from The Eagles and less passing, I still don’t trust Hurts as our quarterback, but he is here and will still get my support.

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