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Miles Sanders Over 49.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

It feels like it’s been all season long we’ve been saying the Philadelphia Eagles need to let Miles Sanders loose already. That’s because we have been saying all year that the Eagles need to let Sanders loose.

The Eagles have not treated Sanders like the true RB1 or workload back that they anticipated him being coming into the season. He has one game this season with 20 or more rushing attempts, and that lone game came in Week 2 against the Rams, his first game of the season. They are simply underutilizing the best offensive weapon on their team.

This needs to change Sunday. And I am crazy enough to think it will.

With the change at quarterback, Doug Pederson explained how it would be wise to take a little pressure off of Hurts. Pederson suggested how the Eagles need to attempt to establish a little bit of the run game. Ideally, this would suggest feeding Sanders the ball.

Why Pederson would think a quarterback change means you can finally establish the running game after 12 games is beyond me. It would’ve been wise to do that with Carson Wentz. However, that is a separate conversation to be had.

The fact of the matter is the Eagles need to feed the ball to Sanders and take the pressure off of Hurts in his debut. For one week, I believe Pederson will make an attempt to do so. I think Pederson will now game plan to the strengths of his starters and put them in a position to be successful on offense. Expect Sanders to be active early and often, and take him to go over the 49.5 rushing yard mark.