The Eagles finally got their act together during the second half of the Weekup matchup against Washington and were able to get away with the victory. There are more than a few things the team needs to tighten up as they enter the season, but I am taking a 1-0 start.
Here's how a bunch of former Eagles went during Week 1 of the 2019 regular season:
Things didn't go according to plan for the former Super Bowl MVP. In his first game as the franchise quarterback in Jacksonville, Foles got a broken left leg – to make matters worse, the injury came in the first quarter against the Chiefs.
It was after his first passdown pass that Foles was put to the side and returned from the locker room with his non-throwing arm in a harness. He finished day 5 of 8 on 75 laps and one point.
Prisoners underwent surgery on Monday for the injury and were then added to the team's IR. The earliest he could return to the field will be in November, but will, of course, depend on how his recovery goes.
Tough break for a good guy who finally got his chance to be the unspoken No. 1
Other former Eagles turned Jaguars
linebacker Najee Goode had 3 total tackles on Sunday against Kansas City and D.J. Alexander had his own tackle.
He was not a major weapon for the Falcons offense, but turned out to be a special team's bright spot, according to The Falcoholic's Kevin Knight:
"On Sunday, Barner seemed to confirm the Falcons' decision to name him the returner He saw that part of a skilled veteran, employed four points and made a positive return on each of them, and Barner showed excellent field vision, instincts, and difficulty as he navigated the traffic to create a good field position for Atlanta. That, but Barner did his best to put the team in a good position to start their runs.
At the end of the game, Barner had 4 points of return on 46 yards – which comes out to a very good 11.5 yard average. He was not quite as electric at kickoff returns, with only 2 for 44 yards (22.0 on average), but both were off well-placed kicks that were short of the finish line. s struggled pretty much everywhere, Barner was one of the only consistent bright spots for the team. "
- Linebacker Jordan Hicks is back at the gate and made an impressive 14 tackles for the Cardinals against the Lions. Sure, the game ended in a draw, but former Eagles, Hicks and Joe Walker – who had 5 tackles – were big contributors in Week 1.
- Cornerback Daryl Worley had two tackles in Raiders victory over the Broncos. And on the other hand, they had a tackle for Denver.
- Kiko Alonso was active for the Saints in Week 1 even though he joined the team less than a week before, but saw no playing time. New Orleans CB Patrick Robinson did not log a single tackle in what has become a talented and deep secondary group.
- Wide receiver DeAndre Carter had only one reception for the Texans, and actually went back a yard.
- Mychal Kendrick's made seven tackles and got a pass defended for Seattle on Sunday against the Bengals. Linebacker will return to court before Week 4, so until then he is still in Seattle's lineup.
Play of the Week
LeSean McCoy was a surprise card by the Bills, but was quickly swept up and reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City. The return wasted no time getting back to his former self and in Week 1 against the Jaguars, had 10 cars in 81 yards – including a 31-yard drive – and had a reception in 12 laps.
Over 100 offensive turns in the first game with his new team. Not for the shabby (or Shady …)
Injured and Inactives
- Tight end Trey Burton missed Bears & # 39; s regular season opener with a mild nasal sprain – but it is not expected to keep him out long.
- Destiny Vaeao signed with the Panthers in April, but did not play during the season and was placed on IR prior to the last 53-man cuts with a revealed injury.
- Steven Means & # 39; s season was over early this summer when he suffered an Achilles injury and was placed on Falcon's IR.
- Wide receiver Marcus Johnson was suspended / injured by Colts last week
- Linebacker BJ Bello was suspended by the Texans.
- Golden Tate put out the first of his four-game suspension and will not return to the Giants until week 5.
[Editor’s note: BGN will usually have this series up on Monday mornings, but Alexis just had a baby, so, this one’s a little late!]
I have had a headache for 6 days but I think (and pray to all gods) it is finally gone! Which means I can also look at my phone without wanting to throw up – which is a long way to say that Ryan & # 39; s Eagles onesies didn't fit but he was still dressed for the team's first win! pic.twitter.com/6rHov2hxjW
– Alexis Chassen (@Lovelybuckeye) September 10, 2019