WATCH: Every key rushing play from Miles Sanders’ career day vs. Jacksonville
The Philadelphia Eagles adapted to bad weather conditions yesterday and hammered the ground game to overcome a 14-point deficit and beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 29-21 to improve to 4-0 on the season.
Miles Sanders ran the ball 27 times for a career-high 134 yards.
The last time an Eagles running back had 27 carries in a game was in 2013 during the now infamous “Snow Game” when LeSean McCoy rushed 29 times for 217 yards, including 4th-quarter TDs of 40 and 57 yards, to help the Eagles overcome a 14-0 deficit to beat the Detroit Lions.
Much like Shady and the Birds nine years ago, Sanders helped guide the Eagles offense to a comeback win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, 29-21.
Sanders finished with 29 touches, 156 scrimmage yards, two touchdowns and no fumbles.
Miles Sanders Touchdown No. 1
Miles Sanders now has 356 yards through the first four games of the 2022 NFL season, which is good for 7th-most in franchise history during that span. It’s the most since LeSean McCoy totaled 468 yards through four games during his All-Pro season in 2013.
Miles Sanders Touchdown No. 2
After his monstrous performance yesterday, Miles Sanders now ranks third in the league in rushing behind his former college teammate Saquon Barkley (463 yards) and Nick Chubb (459). Sanders now has 13 or more carries in four straight weeks for the first time since his rookie season.
The Eagles team as a whole kept things grounded yesterday due to the weather. Jalen Hurts ran for 38 yards while Kenny Gainwell added 19 yards and a touchdown, with Trey Sermon totaling 19 himself in his first game as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles finished with 210 rushing yards, their NFL-best seventh 200-yard rushing game under Nick Sirianni.
Worth noting: The Eagles are 6-1 in those seven games.