5 Eagles on Thin Ice After Week 6 Disaster vs. Jets

The Eagles are forced to reassess their strategies after disappointing performances from several key players, including Driscoll and Smith, lead to an upset loss to the Jets.

Five Philadelphia Eagles thin ice after their performance in Week 6 against the New York Jets.
Five Philadelphia Eagles thin ice after their performance in Week 6 against the New York Jets. / Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Philly's RBs

The abysmal play from the offensive line didn't help the Eagles' run game on Sunday, but the RBs were pretty forgettable anyways.

While D'Andre Swift was productive as a receiver (8 catches, 40 yards, 1 TD), he did next to nothing on the ground (18 yards) despite leading the team in carries (10). Meanwhile, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell each recorded two attempts apiece and combined for just 15 yards.

There were some circumstances going against this group, but sometimes players need to rise above hurdles. This was a chance for Scott or Gainwell to get back in Nick Sirianni's good graces by providing an unexpected spark, but they instead failed to make an impact.

While Gainwell did have the score, he also had an inexcusable fumble near the end of the first half. That miscue not only ended another promising Philly drive with red zone potential, but directly led to a field goal for the Jets that got them right back in the game at 14-9.

No one among this group should feel particularly safe when it comes to their role in the run game given their Week 6 performance, especially with the forgotten Rashaad Penny just waiting for his shot to show this team he can contribute.