Gameday – CAR at PHI

Posted: October 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | Comments Off on Gameday – CAR at PHI

Let’s get straight to the inactives.

The only surprise is Ngata. He’s been battling a calf issue for a few weeks. The Eagles waived (injury) Destiny Vaeao this week and didn’t make any significant moves at DT so that made me think the team expected Ngata to play. Oops.

Now the Eagles have Fletcher Cox, Treyvon Hester and Bruce Hector at DT.

Doug Pederson said the Eagles had a plan, in regard to DT. He said it in an awkward way, leading me to wonder if they had something strange in mind. I speculated about rookie Josh Sweat playing some DT snaps. Maybe Peterson simply was talking about promoting Hector. We’ll find out soon enough.


It is a windy day in Philly. That could affect Cam Newton, who has really struggled with downfield passes this year. He’s only got one completion that went 20 yards in the air. Newton had shoulder surgery in the offseason and might still be feeling the effects of that.


One name is missing from the inactives…Jordan Mailata. It will be interesting to see if he plays at all. You could use him as a TE in the jumbo package. He could play on STs. Mailata’s height could help with trying to block FGs or PATs. Most likely he’s not playing unless this is a blowout, but Eagles coaches have surprised me before.


It wouldn’t surprise me to see Josh Adams get some carries in this game. Adrian Peterson had some success on outside runs last week against CAR. Adams is at his best on those outside runs.


More trade rumors this week involving the Eagles. That’s not worth getting into on gameday. I’ll cover them later.


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