Philadelphia Eagles finally see production from Jordan Matthews in London

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The Philadelphia Eagles finally saw Jordan Matthews come up big during the team’s trip to London in Week 8 to help take down the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As bad as it sounds, some Philadelphia Eagles fans started to experience flashbacks from the week before during Sunday’s contest in London when it seemed like the Jacksonville Jaguars were about to pull off the unthinkable with a comeback.

Luckily this time around, the Eagles avoided being on the wrong end of a comeback after defeating the Jaguars 24-18, and while there were plenty of key factors that stood out, Jordan Matthews finally having a big game may have stood out the most.

To say Philadelphia has been struggling in the wide receiver department this season would be a huge understatement when looking at how tough it’s been for Carson Wentz at times over the last couple of weeks.

Back when the Eagles made the decision to bring Matthews back into the picture, they knew the wideout wasn’t going to solve all of their issues at the position, but also expected more from him on a weekly basis, even if it was just a few catches per game.

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Not only did Matthews fail to record a single catch during the team’s devastating Week 7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but seeing him only catch six passes for 107 yards during the previous four games shows why the frustration has been building up.

With that being said, if Matthews can figure out a consistent way to play at the high level like he did in London, Philadelphia will be in much better shape on offense.

Watching Matthews haul in four catches for 93 yards, including a key 36-yard catch, to help the Eagles earn the tough win away from home is the kind of production they’ve been waiting for over the last two months.

It’s been one thing for Wentz to heavily rely on other players like Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz, but one would think that Matthews would have been more productive with the opportunity of opponents focusing more attention on some of his teammates.

One game certainly doesn’t define an entire season, but if Matthews can use this game as a confidence builder, maybe there is hope after all during the second half of the 2018 season. Keep in mind there was a reason why the Eagles felt confident in bringing Matthews back for a second stint, and with more performances like this one, the defending champions will be in much better shape on offense.