Eagles offense hitting their stride heading into D.C.

Eagles offense clicking ahead of week 17 matchup

Don’t you love a little week 17 drama? The Eagles have one way into the playoffs. It’s quite simple. Beat the Redskins who are starting a fourth-string quarterback and have the Bears beat the Vikings. Now im sure this is easier said than done but there is hope. Nick Foles has injected life into this Eagles offense and the Super Bowl MVP will need another big game sunday if the Eagles want a chance to defend their title.

Eagles offense flying high

Over the last two games the Eagles offense is averaging 31 points per game. This coming against the Rams who’s defense has struggled and the Texans who have been very solid defensively. The team will get a boost as receiver Mike Wallace was activated off of IR and is expected to play Sunday. Wallace appeared in just two games before going down with a leg injury.

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The Eagles have stretched the field the last two weeks and gaining Wallace will only bolster the passing attack. The Redskins released safety DJ Swearinger who was having a very good year. Against a Redskins team that is eliminated from the playoffs and struggling with injuries expect another big game for the Eagles. These teams met earlier this month on a monday night as the Eagles emerged with a 28-13 victory. Golden Tate had his best game in midnight green as he had seven catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Spread the wealth

Zach Ertz had another monster game Sunday going for 12 catches 110 yards and two touchdowns. But he wasn’t the only person to dominate. Nelson Agholor has come alive recently and although a little banged up Alshon Jeffery made some key plays down the stretch. Let’s not forget about Darren Sproles who since returning has scored three touchdowns in four games.

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Now all be it a small sample size the Eagles offense with Foles starting is averaging 25.25 points per game. With Wentz just 24.2. The coaching staff has worked to Foles strengths and he is capitalizing. However, when Wentz returns it would be nice to see this same play-calling approach.

Playoffs?

Foles is fresh off a career-high 471-yard passing game. Expect him to continue to air it out in D.C. If the Eagles make the playoffs an offense that is starting to click and is mostly healthy has more than enough firepower to make it down to Atlanta for Super Bowl 53.

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