By Lewis Gould
No Miles Sanders for the Eagles tonight.
In his place is an Running Back by Committee led by Boston Scott this week. Scott has combined for 18 yards from scrimmage over the last four weeks, but before that had 97 yards on 18 touches in weeks 1 and 2. With a lack of healthy playmakers, Scott is positioned well this week to be feature heavily in the passing game where he excelled at the end of last season.
To remind those that have forgotten, Scott had TWO top-5 performances during a four-week stretch from weeks 14 to 17. During those four games, he only exceeded 50-percent snap share once and saw at least six targets in each of those games.
By the way, those two top-5 performances? 10 carries and 6 catches for 128 yards and 1 TD in Week 14. 19 carries and 4 catches for 138 yards and 3 TDs in Week 17. The opponents? New York Giants in Week 14 and…the New York Giants in Week 17.