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Putting the final ribbon on Eagles’ big win…

Perhaps the most costly consequence of the Eagles’ win over the Giants is the loss of Darren Sproles for the rest of the 2017 season. My personal regret is we will not have him fielding and returning punts. That guy was so sure-handed and wise in his judgement when fielding punts.  He could break a big return, too, and more often than just occasionally.

The Eagles made it official yesterday and placed running back Darren Sproles on Injured Reserve. Sproles broke his right forearm and tore the ACL in his left knee on a second-quarter run against the New York Giants.

“Darren is such a great person, a great player, but obviously it kills you for him,” ST coordinator Dave Fipp said. “He’s such a competitor. He loves being out there. He loves practice. He loves the whole process, so for that to be taken away from him is a killer.”

Regarding punt returns, Fipp was not specific about who would replace Sproles back there. He used Torrey Smith in one punt return situation against the Giants.

Meanwhile, Jordan Hicks’ ankle injury looks like it could linger as the Eagles prepare to play the L.A. Chargers this weekend. He’s officially listed as “day-to-day”.

With Hicks out, the Eagles used Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks in nickel personnel. Bradham had eight tackles and Kendricks had seven with two passes defensed, one leading to an interception, in the win. “We just stepped up,” Kendricks said. “It took everyone out there to get it done. We were down a lot of guys.”

Don’t be surprised if Fletcher Cox sits the next one out, too. Doug Pederson said Cox’ calf contusion is “day-to-day” but Les Bowen reports he “would not expect Cox to be ready to play in L.A. this week.”

The next official injury report comes out on Wednesday.

Now we can tie things up with the Eagles’ game stats following the victory over the Giants:

NFC East Standings through Week 3:

TEAM W L T PCT PF PA
Philadelphia 2 1 0 .667 77 68
Dallas 2 1 0 .667 64 62
Washington 2 1 0 .667 71 60
New York 0 3 0 .000 37 70

Scoring Summary: Eagles 27, Giants 24, September 24, 2017:

SECOND QUARTER NYG PHI
TD
9:29
LeGarrette Blount 1 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
18 plays, 90 yards, 9:34
0 7
THIRD QUARTER NYG PHI
TD
5:15
Zach Ertz 3 Yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott Kick)
7 plays, 54 yards, 3:43
0 14
FOURTH QUARTER NYG PHI
TD
12:39
Odell Beckham Jr. 10 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
5 plays, 55 yards, 2:10
7 14
TD
10:53
Odell Beckham Jr. 4 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
4 plays, 33 yards, 1:20
14 14
TD
7:12
Sterling Shepard 77 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick Rosas Kick)
2 plays, 78 yards, 0:40
21 14
TD
5:40
Corey Clement 15 Yd Run (Jake Elliott Kick)
4 plays, 75 yards, 1:32
21 21
FG
3:08
Aldrick Rosas 41 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 52 yards, 2:32
24 21
FG
0:51
Jake Elliott 46 Yd Field Goal
8 plays, 47 yards, 2:17
24 24
FG
0:00
Jake Elliott 61 Yd Field Goal
3 plays, 19 yards, 0:13
24 27

 

Matchup
1st Downs 21 24
Passing 1st downs 17 8
Rushing 1st downs 2 13
1st downs from penalties 2 3
3rd down efficiency 3-10 5-14
4th down efficiency 0-2 2-3
Total Plays 64 73
Total Yards 415 354
Total Drives 12 13
Yards per Play 6.5 4.8
Passing 366 161
Comp-Att 35-47 21-31
Yards per pass 7.8 4.7
Interceptions thrown 2 0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 3-15
Rushing 49 193
Rushing Attempts 17 39
Yards per rush 2.9 4.9
Red Zone (Made-Att) 2-5 3-3
Penalties 10-137 9-103
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles lost 0 1
Interceptions thrown 2 0
Defensive / Special Teams TDs 0 0
Possession 22:28 37:32
Philadelphia Passing
C/ATT YDS TD INT SACKS QBR
C. Wentz 21/31 176 1 0 3-15 83.0
TEAM 21/31 161 1 0 3-15
Philadelphia Rushing
CAR YDS TD LONG
W. Smallwood 12 71 0 20
L. Blount 12 67 1 20
C. Clement 6 22 1 15
C. Wentz 6 22 0 11
D. Sproles 3 11 0 11
TEAM 39 193 2 20
Philadelphia Receiving
REC YDS TD LONG TGTS
A. Jeffery 4 56 0 19 8
Z. Ertz 8 55 1 12 10
T. Smith 4 29 0 14 5
N. Agholor 2 20 0 11 3
W. Smallwood 1 9 0 9 2
T. Burton 2 7 0 8 3
TEAM 21 176 1 19 31
Philadelphia Defense
TOT SOLO SACKS TFL
J. Mills 12 9 0 0
N. Bradham 8 4 0 0
M. Kendricks 7 6 0 0
M. Jenkins 7 5 0 1
C. Maragos 6 4 0 0
P. Robinson 5 5 0 1
R. Douglas 4 3 0 0
T. Jernigan 3 2 0 1
V. Curry 3 0 0 0.5
F. Cox 1 1 0 0
Z. Ertz 1 1 0 0
T. Elston 1 1 0 0
B. Graham 1 0 0 0
J. Hicks 1 0 0 0
J. Walker 1 0 0 0.5
C. Long 0 0 0 0
TEAM 61 41 0 4
Philadelphia Interceptions
INT YDS TD
P. Robinson 1 0 0
R. Douglas 1 0 0
TEAM 2 0 0
Philadelphia Kick Returns
NO YDS LONG TD
W. Smallwood 2 38 23 0
C. Clement 1 35 35 0
TEAM 3 73 35 0
Philadelphia Punt Returns
NO YDS LONG TD
T. Smith 1 9 9 0
TEAM 1 9 9 0
Philadelphia Kicking
FG PCT LONG XP PTS
J. Elliott 2/3 66.7 61 3/3 9
TEAM 2/3 66.7 61 3/3 9
Philadelphia Punting
NO YDS TB IN 20 LONG
D. Jones 4 182 1 0 58
TEAM 4 182 1 0 58
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