Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. After a crushing week 15 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles remain on a mission to secure the top seed in the NFC. With just two games left in the regular season, the Eagles need just one more win to run away with homefield advantage and a first–round bye. Before we get into this afternoon’s kickoff, let’s recap all the latest happenings involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- This afternoon, the Eagles will return to Lincoln Financial Field to host the New Orleans Saints. Coming off a victory over the Cleveland Browns, the Saints come into Philadelphia fighting for a playoff spot in the up–for–grabs NFC South. The Eagles will not only look to escape with the must–win victory to rest their key players before the playoffs, but also improve their 2023 first–round draft pick that is currently owned by the Saints. Kickoff for this afternoon’s match–up is scheduled for 1 p.m. and can be seen on FOX.
- The Eagles come into this afternoon’s game with some key injury news. Quarterback Jalen Hurts will be sidelined for a second–straight week due to a sprained shoulder. Hurts returned to practice this week in hopes for making a push for this afternoon’s game. Gardner Minshew will once again get the start. Right tackle Lane Johnson, who suffered an abdominal injury during last Sunday’s loss, will also miss today’s game. It was originally believed that Johnson would miss several games, however he opted to put off surgery in hopes of returning sooner. Cornerback Avonte Maddox will be out indefinitely after suffering a toe injury during last week’s loss.
- In an interesting tryout, the Eagles hosted former Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Jarwin has been a free–agent throughout the 2022 season, having last played during the 2021 season. As of today, the Eagles have not offered Jarwin a deal.
- A congratulations goes to wide receiver Devonta Smith who broke 1,000 receiving yards during last week’s outing against the Cowboys. Smith (1,014 yards) joins A.J. Brown (1.304 yards), giving the Eagles their most dominant receiver duo in recent memory.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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