Opponent Offseason Update: Philadelphia Eagles – Philadelphia Eagles News

Opponent Offseason Update: Philadelphia Eagles – Philadelphia Eagles News

This offseason, Giants.com will take a closer look at each of the Giants’ opponents next season, and how they’ve changed this past offseason.

We’ll start with the neighbors right down the New Jersey Turnpike: The Philadelphia Eagles:
Last Season: 7-9. The Eagles started hot at 3-0 but then lost 9 out of 11 before closing the year with two straight wins.

Home: 6-2
Road: 1-7
Division: 2-4
Point Differential: +36
Key Additions: WR Alshon Jeffery, WR Torrey Smith, OG Chance Warmack, DE Chris Long, CB Patrick Robinson, RB LaGarrette Blount, QB Nick Foles, DT Tim Jernigan
Key Losses: DT Bennie Logan, DE Connor Barwin, CB Nolan Carroll, CB Leodis McKelvin
Draft Class: DE Derek Barnett, CB Sidney Jones, CB Rasul Douglas, WR Mack Hollins, RB Donnel Pumphrey, WR Shelton Gibson, S Nate Gerry, and DT Elijah Qualls.


Overview: Despite having the 9th best point differential in the league last year and the 7th best turnover differential , the Eagles only went 7-9. A suspension to right tackle Lance Johnson on October 11th, just two days after a 1 point loss to the Lions, sent their season into a tailspin. 3-1 prior to the suspension, the Eagles would go 2-8 in the games Johnson missed. Of the Eagles 9 losses, two were by one point, and four others were by one score or less.

2016 Offense:
22nd in yards per game
16th in points per game
24th in passing yards per game
11th in rushing yards per game
1st in Time of Possession
T7th in Turnover Differential (+6)

Carson Wentz had a quarterback rating of 85 or higher in each of his first four games, including three games of higher than 100. In his final…

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