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PHILADELPHIA The Eagles have had some great rushing attacks since offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland came to Philadelphia in Chip Kellys first year of 2013.The one on display now, though, is, according to center Jason Kelce on Thursday, probably the best rushing attack Ive been a part of, over at least the last seven games.The Eagles have been unstoppable on the ground over the past couple of months, putting up five 200-plus yard games and have a run yes, pun Kendrys Morales Jersey
intended of seven straight games of 175 yards or more yards rushing. Its a streak not seen since 1985 when the Walter Payton-led Chicago Bears did that in seven straight 36 years ago.Included in that run is a 208-yard performance against the New York Giants last month. The Eagles lost that game, though, because New York said it wanted quarterback Jalen Hurts to beat them with his arm.It was the right game plan. Hurts had three interceptions and a pa ser rating of 17.5.Their plan may be the same when the two teams meet on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field (1 p.m.), though it could be tweaked.You cant just Xerox the game plan from before, said Giants coach Joe Judge on a call earlier in the week. Their defense is really hitting their stride. Their front is wreaking havoc with a lot of these teams and as you saw (Tuesday) night, theyre running the ball at will.Perhaps the Giants take some of the emphasis away from Hurts and focus on trying to shutter the run game, because, sooner or later, one would think the law of averages will catch up to the Eagles and an opponent will find a way to stop them from running.Its Toronto Blue Jays Jersey
tough to run the ball when teams know youre going to run the ball, said Kelce. When you run the ball a lot, the lanes become smaller and teams really hone in on trying to stop it. Its definitely a hard thing to do.MORE:The Eagles ran the ball at will in two previous seasons with Stoutland orchestrating the offensive line.Scroll to ContinueThe first was in 2013 with LeSean McCoy the workhorse, putting up 1,607 yards all by himself as the Eagles ran for 2,566 yards on 500 rushes for a 160.4 yards per game average. That led the NFL.Obviously LeSean McCoy, Justin Smoak Jersey
the best running back Ive been able to play with in terms of, so dynamic, the ability to make a big play at any second was unbelievable, said Kelce. I think the offensive line we had was tremendous, Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Todd Herremans, and a very young Lane Dalton Pompey Jersey
Johnson. It was a really good offensive line."Its hard to compare (to this years team). We have some really, really good players on this team, too. We have a great offensive line again, but theres a lot of other things too that go into it.Then there was 2017.The ground attack that year with LeGarrette Blount, Corey Clement, and, at the trade deadline, Jay Ajayi. That team ended third in the league in rushing, putting up 2,115 yards on 473 runs with an average of 132.2 yards per game. It was the year that they won the Super Bowl.This season, the Eagles are averaging 165.5 yards per game in 14 games so far, with 2,318 yards on 453 rushes.MORE:I think this year obviously weve stuck to it, Kelce said. Weve run the ball more, just on an attempt basis more than we ever had in my career certainly. I dont know if we ran it his much when Chip Kelly was the head coach.Were really good at it. The coach trusts us. You have to Toronto Blue Jays Hats
give credit to Nick (Sirianni) and Shane (Steichen) and, in my opinion, especially Stout in putting some really, really good plans together.Kelce then singled out Jalen Hurts and said something interesting about having a dual-threat QB vs. one who is more rooted consistently in the pocket Having a quarterback like Jalen who can keep the ball and teams have to respect that, gives us a lot of even boxes and fair opportunities to run into rather than run into loaded boxes with a drop-back pa ser, the center said. The whole package really allows us to do what were doing this year and the coaches trust in it.