Eagles O-Line Notes Week 10: Driscoll, Kelce shine in 30-13 win over Broncos
Despite several injuries throughout yesterday’s victory, the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line stood strong against the Denver Broncos. The Eagles allowed only one sack and four pressures over 26 pass attempts, which was crucial in Jalen Hurts’ outstanding performance. Jack Driscoll was by far the best of the group in pass pro while everyone had a solid game.
Eagles Offensive Line Grades per PFF:
- Jason Kelce: 74.1 (75 pass blocking)
- Lane Johnson: 70.4 (82.6 pass blocking)
- Jordan Mailata: 67.8 (78 pass blocking)
- Landon Dickerson: 63.3 (56.9 pass blocking)
- Jack Driscoll: 55.8 (86.8 pass blocking)
- Sua Opeta: 54.6
- Nate Herbig: 51.7
Philadelphia lost Landon Dickerson and Jason Kelce for portions of the game but didn’t skip a beat with them out. Nate Herbig had just one snap at center, but that wasn’t the Eagles’ top option. If Kelce did miss a game, they would slide Dickerson over. Opera stepped in for a few plays when Dickerson did go down, but he was back in afterward.
Dickerson allowed two of the Eagles’ four pressures and their sole sack. Injuries and some poor performances have led to a poor start for Dickerson this season, but he has shown flashes of being the future centerpiece of this offensive line. Jordan Mailata and Jason Kelce each allowed the remaining two pressures.
Brandon Brooks should be returning into the fold in the coming week or two, which should greatly help this offensive line. All that would change is that Driscoll would head back to the bench, but with these minor injuries occurring, the Eagles desperately need depth at guard and tackle.
New Orleans has a weak pass rush, but they are the best rush defense in the NFL with a grade of 87.8, so the Eagles will likely rely heavily on the pass this upcoming week.
Mandatory Credit: Denver Broncos