The Philadelphia Eagles played their third preseason against the Miami Dolphins. This game was lopsided as the Dolphins demolished the Eagles 48-10. Philadelphia did not play a lot of starters in this game which probably influenced the score. The Dolphins played a lot of their starters including Tua Tagovailoa who played until the second quarter and Tyreek Hill who played a few possessions and looked good doing so. Here is the good and bad from the last preseason game.
The Eagles played a sloppy game and had multiple penalties against them. Philadelphia had 85 total yards in Penalties. One penalty cost Kennedy Brooks a touchdown which would have been his first touchdown as an NFL player. The other penalties just stalled drives that had the potential to end in a touchdown or at least a field goal. It is certain coaches will try to on that before the regular season begins.
Good: Jason Huntley
Huntley has been consistent for most of the preseason. He deserves a spot on that 53-man roster. Firstly, he had a very good game against the Jets earlier in the preseason. He ran well and made some noise on special teams. Fast forward to the second preseason game against the Browns, Huntley did not have much production. This was because Kenny Gainwell and BostonScott got the bulk of the carries.
Going back to Friday, Huntley got the most reps of the group of running backs that played. In addition, he had a 67-yard touchdown in this game, which is one of the few bright spots in this game. He ended the game with 93 yards and one touchdown.
Bad: Too many sacks and a bad turnover
The offensive line had trouble containing the Dolphins’ defense as they allowed two sacks. The Eagles were already not playing well, but the sacks are a confidence killer and can really stall a decent drive. Reid Sinnett also had an interception during this game. He was trying to throw to tight end Grant Calcaterra, but he ended up throwing it right to the defender which ended up being pick six. Sinnett has struggled throughout the preseason, and this definitely did not leave a good impression on the coaches.
Bad: Dolphins had a ton of yards in this game
The Eagles let the Dolphins go down the field several times and score. Honestly, the Dolphins made it look easy against the Eagles’ defense. The Dolphins racked up 494 yards in total offense in this game. This doubles the Eagles’ total yards as they had 264. Miami also beat the Eagles in rushing yards, which has been the Eagles’ bread and butter recently. In addition, the passing defense was as bad. There were too many wide-open receivers. Furthermore, the first two Dolphins’ drives had four and five plays each. Both drives were fast and ended up with the Dolphins scoring a touchdown or a field goal.
Good: Gardner Minshew
Minshew has had an excellent preseason and he will be QB2 going into the regular season. Minshew completed went 6 out of 9 of his passes and racked up 48 yards. Even though he didn’t play a lot, Minshew didn’t make any mistakes that would cause more headaches for the team. Lastly, If Jalen Hurts regresses during the season then Gardner Minshew could move up to QB1
The Eagles did not have a lot of starting players on the field Friday night. The second and third-string players had to deal with Tyreek Hill and Tua Tagovailoa for a lengthy amount of time. This resulted in the Eagles having a rough night. Hopefully, the starters got some rest and will be ready to play come the regular season. This was the good and the bad of the Eagles’ final preseason game.