4 Eagles on Thin Ice After Humiliating Loss to 49ers

At 10-2, the Philadelphia Eagles still control their own destiny but these 4 might be feeling some cracks on the thin ice under their feet
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2. D'Andre Swift, Running Back

When the Eagles traded for D'Andre Swift this offseason, it gave them yet another Georgia Bulldog. More importantly, it added some stability to a running back corps that just decided to let Miles Sanders walk in free agency.

A former second-round pick, Swift never truly broke out with the Detroit Lions which is why he was on the open market. He had a terrible start to the season with one attempt in Week 1 but then took off with 175 yards in Week 2 and 130 in Week 3.

On the year, he now has a career-high 783 yards and has another 208 as a receiver. The problem is that he can be rather inconsistent. Swift hasn't had a 100-yard outing since Week 2 and while he has hit 70 and 80 yards at times, he also had just 18 yards in the loss to the Jets and 43 yards on 18 carries against Dallas.

This weekend, he was again a non-factor with a total of 13 yards on six rushes. Heading into the intermission, he was trending on social media with fans going after him for disappearing.

On the whole, Swift has been a solid back and was well worth the investment. But as we've seen, when he disappears the Eagles struggle. They need him to find a way to provide more consistency, especially in the first half of games.