What We Saw: Week 10

The QB List staff catches you up on everything you missed during Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.

Eagles @ Giants

 

Watching NFC East games this season has been tough and today’s game was no different. The Eagles offense looked awful, failing to convert a single third down the entire game. The Giants offense looked a little better behind a nice rushing attack led by Daniel Jones and Wayne Gallman. The Giants were able to better control field position, and aside from giving up a few long runs their defense had a great day. They were helped along by an Eagles offense that took too many pre-snap penalties, had a few drops, and struggled to pass protect for much of the day. After getting out to a 14-3 lead in the 1st quarter the Giants did enough to lead wire-to-wire, and held on to win 27-17 in a game that had major playoff implications for both teams and put the dream of a winning record for any NFC East team even further out of reach.

 

Philadelphia Eagles

 

Quarterback

 

Carson Wentz: 21/37, 208 yards, 2 sacks | 2 carries, 4 yards

 

Not a lot of positives to report for Carson Wentz on Sunday as the Philadelphia passing attack looked awful. Pre-snap penalties and offensive line struggles didn’t help but Wentz also deserves a fair amount of blame. He missed throws even when he had a clean pocket, frequently throwing either high or behind his targets. He also struggled to handle a few snaps, including tripping after taking the snap on a crucial third-and-1 that set up a fourth-and-5 and forced the Eagles to punt. The Giants seemed content to give up underneath passes, but either due to the game plan or Wentz’s own decision making he just did not seem to hit those underneath throws as often as he should have. The Eagles have been fielding questions about Wentz’s play, and future with the team, for several weeks now and today’s game did nothing to quiet those doubts.

 

Running Backs

 

Miles Sanders: 15 carries, 85 yards | 5 targets, 2 receptions, 10 yards

Boston Scott: 3 carries, 63 yards, 1 TD | 1 target, 1 reception, 11 yards

Corey Clement: 1 carry, 5 yards, 1 TD

 

Miles Sanders returned from injury and looked great as a runner. He was finding the running lanes quickly, looked very fast, and frequently was making defenders miss. As far as running the ball goes the only complaint was that the Eagles didn’t give him more touches, which is hopefully just a product of the team being cautious with him post-injury. As a receiver, Sanders struggled, dropping two very catchable targets from Wentz. Boston Scott broke a long run for a touchdown but was otherwise a non-factor. Similarly, Corey Clement came into the game to vulture a touchdown from Sanders but was otherwise uninvolved.

 

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Jalen Reagor: 7 targets, 4 receptions, 47 yards

Greg Ward: 6 targets, 5 receptions, 39 yards

Travis Fulgham: 5 targets, 1 reception, 8 yards

Dallas Goedert: 6 targets, 4 receptions, 33 yards

Richard Rodgers: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 60 yards

 

Travis Fulgham came back to earth today, dropping one of his five targets and failing to get anything going. Dallas Goedert briefly left the game to be evaluated for a concussion but was able to return, although he didn’t do much when he was in the game and was outproduced by Richard RodgersGreg Ward drew a defensive pass interference and caught a few receiver screens. He looked poised for a big day against the off-coverage the Giants defense was running, but ultimately he too had a quiet day. Alshon Jeffery also returned from injury today and was targetted once with no receptions. Overall, a very slow day for the Eagles receivers as their offense never got going and they did a poor job of manufacturing touches in space for their playmakers.

 

New York Giants

 

Quarterback

 

Daniel Jones: 21/28, 244 yards, 3 sacks | 9 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD

 

Daniel Jones was fine today and managed to not turn the ball over at all, which is all his team really needed from him as a passer. As a runner, Jones was able to frequently pick up yards on read-options, as the Phialdelphia linebackers once again struggled to handle misdirection.

 

 

Jones looked to have an emphasis on not fumbling and did a good job of protecting the ball on both his carries and when he felt pressure on in the pocket. He did have one pretty bad throw that bounced off the helmet of a defender, but otherwise Jones played well. If he continues to run this well, and this often, it should go a long way towards making his job easier as a lot of his problems seem to be when he stays in the pocket.

 

Running Backs

 

Wayne Gallman: 18 carries, 53 yards, 2 TDs | 2 targets, 1 reception, 7 yards

Alfred Morris: 8 carries, 34 yards

 

Wayne Gallman handled most of the backfield work and punched in two short touchdowns, including one where he jumped over the pile into the endzone.

 

 

He didn’t do anything too incredible but he’ll be fantasy relevant if he keeps handling this much of the workload, and especially if he keeps getting all the goal line work. Alfred Morris handled a few carries and looked like what we’ve come to expect Alfred Morris to look like. He probably won’t be a threat to Gallman’s workload.

 

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

 

Darius Slayton: 7 targets, 5 receptions, 93 yards

Sterling Shepard: 6 targets, 6 receptions, 47 yards

Golden Tate: 5 targets, 2 receptions, 44 yards

Evan Engram: 3 targets, 2 receptions, 15 yards

 

Darius Slayton left this game with a shoulder injury after his first catch after he landed awkwardly. After he returned it didn’t appear to be bothering him and he had a nice day.

 

 

Aside from Slayton almost getting to the 100-yard mark most of the New York receivers were quiet. Golden Tate made a nice catch late in the game, Sterling Shepard caught all of his underneath targets and helped extend drives, and Evan Engram seemed to function more as a decoy than as an actual part of the offense.

 

— Dan Adams (@dadams0323 on Twitter)

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