Why should the Eagles think about deviating from Doug Pederson?

Tanya Simon
December 4, 2019

For a team that was playing for the No. 1 draft pick earlier in the season (and still is in a sense based on the trades the front office made), Eagles head coach Doug Pederson holds Miami in the highest regard.

Immediately after the game, one Eagles fan chose to burn Carson Wentz's jersey and plead with the young quarterback to retire. That said, the Eagles are still in control of their own destiny, even after a brutal 5-7 start.

The Dolphins entered the game averaging just 14.2 points per game and slightly over 265 yards per game, both ranked 31st in the NFL.

The Cowboys have a 2-5 record against those common opponents.

Over the course of the season, the rookie who runs back Miles Sanders has continued to improve, and against the Dolphins he has crashed 17 times for 83 yards.

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The Eagles are also a mess, dropping three straight and five of their last seven games after 13 weeks of action.

Doug Pederson has some work to do in order to get the Eagles back into playoff contention, let alone win the NFC East title.

Philadelphia is two games below.500 but will be well-rested to take on the New York Giants at home on December 9 on Monday Night Football.

With four games left on the schedule - all against NFC East opponents - the Eagles need to take advantage of their bad division. Instead of lining up in a typical formation, Dolphin's kicker Jason Sanders and four blockers lined up on the left side of the field, while three blockers went to the right side. It's the first of two meetings against NY, as the Eagles also have Washington and a must-win game against the Cowboys on their schedule.

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