After a close game with the Kansas City Chiefs last week, the Eagles come into week 2 versus the Los Angeles Rams on a high note. Last season, the Eagles/Rams game ended with a tie that Coach Skellington called “disappointing.” Coming into this week, coach Skellington could be heard saying, “ no matter what, this game won’t end with a tie.” This game was close for the first quarter, however, the Eagles pulled away quite quickly with the help of Miles Sanders and their defense. After Goff’s sixth interception, the game came to an end with the Eagles winning 38-18.
After a porous first game, Wentz did what he could to limit his turnovers in this game. He did have one poorly thrown interception but recovered for a decent game, ending with 182 yards and two touchdowns. Miles Sanders was the star of the offense once again this week. Sanders ran all over the Rams defense for a tune of 169 yards and two touchdowns. The Rams defense couldn’t tackle him as he broke 5 tackles in this game. Rookie wide receiver Wallace continues to lead the Eagles wide receiving core each game. He caught 5 passes for 53 yards and a touchdown in this game. Wallace has taken this wide receiving core by storm and is out to prove that he belongs.
The defense came into this game with a gameplan to be better. The defense held the Rams to just 13 points, which has been the lowest total an opponent has scored in a long time. The defense was flying all over the field, resulting in 6 interceptions being thrown by Rams quarterback Goff. Going forward, the defense has proven that they can be relied on for stops. They will have to continue this game plan if they intended on making it in the NFC East.
Starting out 2-0 is the best case scenario for the Eagles, however, next comes the daunting part of their schedule. If the Eagles want to get through the next few games with wins, then they will need to clean up the interceptions and continue their strong defense.