What Went Wrong Yesterday For The Eagles?
Somehow, someway, Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles only lost by two points yesterday to the Baltimore Ravens. Before we dive into what went wrong yesterday, lets talk about the one thing that went right.
Carson Wentz was a warrior yesterday. Even though the Eagles were held scoreless for two and a half quarters, Wentz simply put on his superman cape and scored 28 points. Considering the circumstances, it was truly remarkable. There was a point in time when Wentz and Jason Kelce were the only healthy starters on the Eagles offense.
Doug Pederson found himself in the “wrong” category yesterday. The Eagles head coach continued his trend of questionable calls this week as he elected to go for two when the time finally scored its first points. This would ultimately come back to bite the Eagles at the end of the game.
The Eagles were in position to tie the game in the end; thanks to Carson Wentz. But Doug Pederson decided to call a read option play against the Ravens defense. Keep in mind, this came after a failed two point conversion earlier in the game when they tried a similar play with Jalen Hurts.
My last biggest complaint with Doug Pederson, is him never utilizing Miles Sanders enough. This team falls behind in games every week because Doug Pederson abandons the run. Miles Sanders is putting up incredibly efficient numbers this season, and for whatever reason Doug strays away from him.
Dropped balls were on full display yesterday as well. I think that’s what Doug Pederson meant by the “new norm”. That and the blue tent. The Eagles skilled position players dropped two potential touchdown passes yesterday.
If John Hightower catches that first pass, it changes the whole trajectory of the game. All of a sudden the Eagles aren’t playing from behind potentially. The Miles Sanders drop really stinks because the Eagles had momentum brewing at that point in time.
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Mandatory Credit: The Philadelphia Inquirer