Eagles Get Bad News on Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders Injuries

Jason Schandl
The Philadelphia Eagles got bad news on Monday about both Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz' injuries.
The Philadelphia Eagles got bad news on Monday about both Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz' injuries. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a disappointing defeat in Week 6, coming within a two-point conversion of forcing overtime against the Baltimore Ravens.

The defeat was made especially by the fact that it came with some key injuries to the offense as well. Running back Miles Sanders and tight end Zach Ertz were both forced to make early exits from the game, and on Monday the Eagles learned that both will be sidelined in Week 7 as well.

Even though the Eagles are getting DeSean Jackson back this week, their offense continues to get even thinner.

Sanders and Ertz have combined for 70 targets on the year (30.7% of the team's total), and Sanders has also handled 67% (71) of the team's non-QB rush attempts, despite missing Week 1.

Look for Boston Scott to step up and handle lead back duties, while Ertz' targets will be divvied up by Jackson, Travis Fulgham and Richard Rodgers, who will be the top tight end while Ertz and Dallas Goedert are on the shelf.

Scott started in place of Sanders in Week 1, turning 11 touches into just 44 yards. Rodgers is on his third season with the Eagles, and he has just 10 receptions for 106 yards during that time.

Philly's offense is already one of only seven in the NFL averaging fewer than 5.0 yards per play, and even though Ertz hasn't been particularly effective, it's still going to be a big blow to play without two starters on Thursday Night Football against the New York Giants.

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