A TITANIC LOSS! EAGLES COULDN’T TACKLE, DEFEND OR PROTECT

Says Pro Football Focus:

Quarterback Carson Wentz is starting to look like himself, as he displayed some nice throws and escapability in the pocket against the Titans. For the most part, Wentz made good decisions all day and played relatively mistake-free until a poorly thrown dropped interception in overtime. Guards Stefen Wisniewski and Brandon Brooks (above right) struggled handling interior pressure, giving up multiple hits each.

The Eagles’ receivers had quite a few drops, including three by Nelson Agholor. Tight end Zach Ertz was effective at exploiting the middle of the field, consistently finding holes in the zones between the Titans’ young linebackers. The Eagles ran some trademark RPOs and got some easy completions for first downs as well.

The Eagles secondary had a tough time keeping up with Titans receivers crossing the field. Tennesse mixed in lots of play action with horizontal crossing routes, of which put Eagles defenders in situations where they were matched up one-on-one having to chase players across the field. All told, it was a down game for the Eagles secondary, but one player who did stand out positively was safety Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins didn’t have a perfect game (his defensive holding in the end zone in overtime jumps to mind) but he did make a couple of stops in run defense and was able to break up a pass in overtime.

The Eagles defense as a whole had a tough afternoon tackling, missing at least 10 tackles in this one. Titans running back Dion Lewis’ ability to make defenders miss allowed the Titans to turn some short passes into chunk gains, helping Tennessee sustain some drives in the second half and overtime.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/pro-refocused-nfl-week-4-tennessee-titans-26-philadelphia-eagles-23

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