Jordan Howard is back to running as he did in 2016. That is the year he accumulated 1,313 yards for the Chicago Bears and his only Pro Bowl appearance. He has established himself as the leadback for the Philadelphia Eagles.
But his impact on the starter gig could only be short-lived. Miles Sanders is eligible to return from the injured reserve after week 10 as he is rehabilitating from a sprained ankle. The Penn State product recently posted a photo from the Eagles’ exercise facility with the headline: “Ya boy is back !!” It doesn’t take a genius to find out that he has the feeling that a return is near.
Sanders has been out since week 8 when he was carted off the field in Las Vegas. Philadelphia used Howard and Boston Scott – with a pinch of Kenny Gainwell – to fill in the void. Oddly enough, head coach Nick Sirianni has committed to floor play in Sander’s absence. The Eagles have gained 258 yards on 66 running back carries in the past two weeks.
“On back, I think I’ve said that before, like it’s never going to be like, ‘Hey, this back has 20 carry, this back has 10,’ whatever the number,” Sirianni told reporters on November 1st “We are very aware that when a back gets a hot hand, we will ride that hot hand. This is my experience and we will continue to do so. A guy gets hot, we ride the hot hand. “
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The Eagles will meet the Denver Broncos in Mile High City on November 14th. Sirianni listed only two questionable players in his last injury report: Josh Sweat (concussion), Andre Dillard (not known). In the meantime, Denver is in this dire situation.
They listed 10 questionable players in their last injury report, including downed cornerback Patrick Surtain. The Broncos have officially ruled out Garett Bolles and Bobby Massie starting.
The Broncos offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is likely to miss the game due to COVID-19 logs. Shurmur has tested positive and is required to submit consecutive negative tests before kick-off. The 56-year-old was Andy Reid’s assistant in Philadelphia for many years and served as interim head coach in 2015.
It was a balancing act for Jalen hurt for when to put on the Superman cape, as opposed to knowing when to get out of bounds at the end of the tussle. Against Los Angeles, the dual threat quarterback made a highlight reel game in third place jumping over a Rams defender. Hurts took up the first down and eventually met DeVonta Smith for a tie-down touchdown. It all went in vain in a lost effort, however.
“That game where he jumped over the top and did the flip, I think if we had won that game it would be a game that they showed about Philly for a long time,” Sirianni said. “He was just very composed in a tense situation. That’s what to expect from your quarterbacks. I’ve seen that in my past with good quarterbacks. “