Eagles look to cease skid at reeling Dolphins

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The Philadelphia Eagles might be trying to snap a two-game dropping streak once they go to the struggling Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Nov 24, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles mascot Swoop earlier than a recreation towards the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Monetary Discipline. Necessary Credit score: Invoice Streicher-USA TODAY Sports activities

The Eagles fell to 5-6 and remained one recreation behind the Dallas Cowboys within the NFC East following a 17-9 loss to the Seattle Seahawks final week. After shifting to 5-Four, the Eagles have since dropped shut video games to the New England Patriots and Dolphins.

Quarterback Carson Wentz dedicated 4 turnovers within the loss to Seattle — two interceptions and two misplaced fumbles — the primary four-turnover recreation since he joined the Eagles in 2016. Wentz additionally injured his throwing hand, although X-rays got here again unfavorable.

“I believe we simply should maintain two palms on the ball within the pocket after we begin to really feel strain,” Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh mentioned of Wentz. “Clearly, he’s actually good in escaping, however with the ability to maintain two palms on the ball, shield it towards your chest, lock it up till you do escape within the clear, get out of the pocket.”

The Eagles have been aggressive prior to now two video games regardless of being undermanned on each side of the ball.

All indicators level to the return of deal with Lane Johnson and vast receivers Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor towards the Dolphins.

Beginning operating again Jordan Howard was dominated out for the competition on Saturday with a shoulder damage, whereas tight finish Zach Ertz is questionable after being restricted in Friday’s follow with an ailing hamstring.

Whatever the personnel, the Eagles’ offense should play a cleaner recreation to get again within the playoff race.

“There gained’t be any of that,” left deal with Jason Peters mentioned of gamers pointing fingers and doable unrest. “Not in our locker room. Not whereas I’m right here. We’ll maintain all the fellows collectively, rally round one another and simply go ahead.”

The reeling Dolphins misplaced their first seven video games, rallied to beat the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts after which dropped their final two video games towards the Buffalo Payments and Cleveland Browns, each by 17 factors.

The Dolphins’ offense was much like the Eagles on Sunday in that it scuffled for many of the recreation. The Dolphins had solely 7 complete yards within the first quarter and have been known as for 4 move interference penalties — three within the first half — within the 41-24 loss to the Browns.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick did toss a pair of touchdowns and ran for one more, however he additionally threw two interceptions. Too many drives stalled due to penalties and miscues.

“I’ve acquired to proceed to do a greater job,” Fitzpatrick mentioned. “General, we want extra consistency, and that begins with me.”

The 37-year-old Fitzpatrick — who performed by means of proper forearm and shoulder accidents within the loss — will proceed to compete regardless of the disappointing season. It’s the one means he is aware of learn how to play.

“I simply wish to present them, each single play, whether or not we’re up by 28 or down by 28, I’m going to offer it every little thing I’ve and proceed to attempt to put the group in one of the best place to win,” Fitzpatrick mentioned, referring to his youngsters. “I’m hoping that rubs off on them slightly bit, whether or not it’s soccer or life.”

The Dolphins fell behind 28-Zero towards Cleveland, however head coach Brian Flores mentioned he didn’t take into account switching from Fitzpatrick to Josh Rosen.

“I believe we now have to maintain the rating aggressive, and it wasn’t that means,” Flores mentioned. “We’ve acquired to play higher throughout the board.”

—Discipline Degree Media