With injuries decimating the Philadelphia capacity positions, the Eagles leaned on rookie running serve Miles Sanders to serve attach the season from slipping extra down the pipes.
In Sunday’s 37-27 salvage over the Washington Redskins, Sanders powered the Philly offense, producing a occupation-high 172 scrimmage yards.
“I’ll scamper accessible and lift out my job regardless, but whereas you own gotten guys banged up admire that and the form of season I’m having?” Sanders acknowledged, by NBC Sports activities Philly. “Lock in and build the sport on my shoulders and let’s scamper ball out.”
Sanders earned 122 yards rushing on 19 attempts with a TD, his first occupation sport with 100-plus rushing yards. It modified into once additionally the foremost sport all over which the Eagles had a 100-yard running serve since Week 4, 2017 (LeGarrette Blount). The 41 straight games and not utilizing a 100-yard serve had been the most in the NFL.
“There might be a quantity of self perception,” Sanders acknowledged. “We now own bought a quantity of our used guys banged up, so a quantity of younger guys stepped up. I trusty love how Carson (Wentz), he trusty trusts us. He has so powerful self perception in us, and we trusty scamper out and fetch performs for him.”
As wisely as to his massive day on the ground, Sanders additionally generated 50 yards on six catches with one other receive.
For the season, Sanders’ 1,120 scrimmage yards broke DeSean Jackson’s Eagles rookie anecdote (1,008). Sanders additionally broke LeSean McCoy’s franchise rookie anecdote of 637 bustle yards. The foremost-300 and sixty five days serve has 687 yards rushing with two games left, and is on tempo for 785 yards, which might possibly presumably mark the most rushing yards by an Eagles serve since McCoy went for 1,319 in 2014, his final season with the crew.
“Or now no longer it is a blessing, man,” Sanders acknowledged. “This stuff don’t truly feel true. But I don’t need to fetch this about me. Or now no longer it is colossal to be talked about in the identical conversation as these guys, but I trusty wanted to fetch the W. We all know what modified into once at stake, everyone knows what’s in entrance of us, we trusty wanted to fetch the W on the present time.”
Sanders generated a handful of key performs to fetch a banged-up Eagles squad over the ride towards the Redskins. Philly will want a duplicate performance next week towards the Cowboys if the Eagles are going to cruise previous Dallas and sneak into the postseason.