By Mary Cunningham
So, Doug Pederson, who’s the Eagles’ No. 1 running back?
Ryan Mathews (above) is nominally the starter at running back, but Darren Sproles was much more involved in Pederson’s game plan last night.
Sproles out-snapped Mathews 41-21, out-touched him 14-10, out-gained him 48-35, and even got a couple of cracks near the goal line.
Mathews ripped off a 30-yard gain with one of his touches and had a really nice touchdown run where he bounced off a few tacklers, retreated backward and then burst into the end zone, but was otherwise fairly uninvolved.