Here's Exactly What's Wrong With the Eagles Offense
It's no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles' offense is struggling in 2020. Luckily that's been true across the NFC East, however, and Philly's playoff hopes are still very much alive if they can right the ship.
If they want to do that, there's a clear issue they' need to address.
The Eagles' offensive line is holding this team back, and it's not just poor play. Injuries and a total lock of continuity are making it impossible for the unit to build any chemistry.
Carson Wentz has thrown the most interceptions in the NFL, but when you see that he's also suffered the most sacks (40, which is already 3 more than he had across 16 games in 2019), it's hard to put the full blame on his shoulders.
The Eagles actually rank a weak but not terrible 22nd in Pro Football Focus' pass blocking grade this season. On an individual level, there have been some decent performances. Lane Johnson has an elite 81.7 pass blocking grade, and Jason Peters (68.1), Isaac Seumalo (67.9) and Jack Driscoll (67.3) all grade out decently in that area as well.
More than most other position groups, however, strong offensive line play takes cohesion and chemistry. There's a reason that analysts talk so much about continuity up front heading into every new season.
The Eagles can't control injuries, but as much as possible they need to start rolling out the same five players on a consistent basis to allow that chemistry to develop. That's going to be absolutely crucial if this offense wants to turn things around down the stretch.
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