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Philly Needs To Fix Undeniable Flaws On Offense

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If Things Don’t Change In Philly, It’s Going To Be A Long Season

Turnovers are becoming a norm in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Eagles committed two turnovers in yesterday’s 27-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. In fact, this is the second week in a row that Philly has committed two turnovers in a game. The Eagles have undeniable flaws when it comes to their offensive line and their running game. Quarterback Carson Wentz can only do so much for his offense and it’s starting to overwhelm him. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson needs to bring balance to this offense and figure out how he can use running back LeGarrette Blount to help out his quarterback.

Carson Wentz Was Sacked Six Times By The Chiefs Defense

Guard Isaac Seumalo has to take a seat. He was badly exposed and arguably responsible for four sacks on Wentz. Who takes his spot? In my opinion, it has to be Chance Warmack. It’s not like the team has many options, but something has to change to save Wentz from a devastating injury this season. In summary, the offensive line as a unit has to play better and has to protect their quarterback from big hits.

Pederson Doesn’t Know How To Utilize LeGarrette Blount

The Eagles survived last week without a running game. They didn’t survive this week without it. Running back LeGarrette Blount watched his team give 34-year-old Darren Sproles ten carries against Kansas City. Philadelphia only ran the ball 17 times and struggled to get anything going on the ground. Coach Pederson’s task for the season is to figure out the running game . . . and what he can do to help Wentz. Guess who finished with the most rushing yards? Carson Wentz.

The Eagles Have To Beat Their Undeniable Flaws To Beat The Big Boys

Philadelphia had more yards on offense, more first downs, more possession time, and also more turnovers than the Chiefs. They still managed to lose because they don’t take advantage of their chances. The game of football is about taking your chances and converting them. A team can’t afford to take their chances, and it hurt the Eagles in this game. For example, a missed field goal by kicker Jake Elliott is something that can’t happen again in a tight game.

The Defense Did What They Could With What They Have

Injuries keep piling up for the Eagles. What’s worrisome about this unit is how they will fare the rest of the season. Can they hold up? Can they afford to keep playing the next man up? Meanwhile, the defensive line has been fantastic. Defensive players like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham along with Mychal Kendricks (weird, huh?) continue to impress. As a result, all Eagles fans can hope for is that the team heals up quickly. They need all the help they can get in the aerial defense department.

Next Stop: The Linc

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New York Giants next week. This will be their first home game of the season and they should be able to bounce back against a hated divisional rival. Their undeniable flaws will be highlighted by experts and analysts all this week, but it is up to them to fix those flaws and win games. At this point, it’s hard to be upset at this loss because of how impressive this Chiefs team has played. This Eagles team can pick it up at any moment and then get on a good run. Patience is key.