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Eagles offensive line looked elite last Sunday

In their first two weeks of the season, the Eagles Offensive Line definitely underachieved; the pass protection was suspect and the ground game stalled because the hogmollies up front couldn’t open any holes.

However, against the New York Giants (who boast one of the best defenses in the NFL), the Eagles tallied 193 yards rushing with five different players attempting at least one carry.

What changed?

The Eagles starting tackles, Lane Johnson and Jason Peters, re-established themselves as the league’s best pair of bookends. Johnson completely neutralized All-Pro DE Jason Pierre-Paul, while Peters dominated Pro Bowler Olivier Vernon. After struggling in Week One, the duo look to be back on track.

Jason Kelce, who has become the target of sports talk media and fans for his diminished play, had a strong performance against the Giants. He graded out as ProFootballFocus’s top performer in last Sunday’s matchup:

Which leads to perhaps the biggest reason why the Eagles Offensive Line looked great: Stefen Wisniewski. The swing-guard was splitting reps with Chance Warmack during the game, but Warmack continued to struggle in pass-protection, Wisniewski played the rest of the contest.

While Wiz doesn’t possess the physical attributes of Isaac Seumalo or Chance Warmack, he is a solid veteran and a dependable presence.

The Line’s revival couldn’t come at a better time. The Eagles face the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday, who have two of the best pass rushers in the NFL: Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, who both have a total of 8.5 sacks.

Eagles/Chargers kick off at 4:00 PM EST.

 

 

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