The injury bug returns: Eagles O-Line notes Week 12
While the Eagles’ offensive line has played great, they are in shambles due to numerous injuries. Philadelphia has lost three guards due to injury following Jack Driscoll’s exit against the New York Giants. Alongside Driscoll, Isaac Seumalo is done for the year, Brandon Brooks and Jack Anderson are on injured reserve. Jason Kelce and Landon Dickerson are playing hurt, amongst numerous others.
With all of this going against them alongside numerous sent blitzes, the Eagles’ o-line played well yesterday. Overall the group allowed ten pressures but just one QB hit and zero sacks, according to PFF. It wasn’t perfect, but it’s hard to ask for better with everything they were dealing with.
Eagles Offensive Line Grades per PFF:
- Jordan Mailata: 93.5 (79.3 pass block)
- Lane Johnson: 85.3 (77.1 pass block)
- Jason Kelce: 77.9 (58.3 pass block)
- Landon Dickerson: 73.5 (52.4 pass block)
- Jack Driscoll: 62.6 (41.3 pass block)
- Nate Herbig: 60.6 (67.2 pass block)
Not a bad showing overall from this group and Driscoll’s low grade was likely affected by his injury. Landon Dickerson and Jack Driscoll led the group with three pressures, with Mailata next, allowing two.
Nate Herbig was criticized for two huge holding penalties that cost the Eagles big plays, but he didn’t play badly overall. Herbig allowed zero pressures and filled in well for Jason Kelce at center over 31 snaps, but that doesn’t excuse his mistakes.
Jordan Mailata led all linemen this week with his 93.5 grade and has shown to be one of the best tackles in football each week. Thankfully, he has stayed healthy while many others have fought injuries the last few weeks.
With everyone they have lost, the Eagles need to bring in some depth at both guard and center. Jack Anderson hasn’t done anything for this group and is currently on IR, with Sua Opeta remaining the only backup. Who the replacement may be, I have no idea. Luckily, the Eagles face the New York Jets this week, but they now know never to underestimate their opponent.
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