14Injured-ravaged Eagles look to save season
Now that No. 1 cornerback Ronald Darby is lost for the season with a torn ACL, the Eagles are in big trouble. Fellow starting corner Jalen Mills has not suited up since suffering a foot injury late last month. Meanwhile, second-year cornerback Sidney Jones hasn’t played since Week 6. This was on full display as Dak Prescott ate apart a depleted Eagles secondary this past Sunday night.
It’s now clear that the 4-5 Eagles will have to rely on the likes of youngsters Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas to pick up the slack. Taking on a Saints team that’s averaging 36.7 points per game and in the midst of an eight-game winning streak, this is a less-than-ideal scenario. A loss here to New Orleans could mean the end of Philadelphia’s repeat aspirations. It’s in this that whoever suits up at cornerback must step up. Good luck with that, Philly.