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Eagles Week 5 MVPs (and a 60-second game review)

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Finding the positive in the bad.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Presenting The 60-Second Eagles Review, where we relive each 2018 Eagles game in no more than a minute, complete with a weekly trio of Birds MVPs:

Find previous recaps right here.

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Some follow-up notes from Week 5:

  • Well, at least Carson Wentz is doing all he can, right? The one positive you can take away from the offense is that, even behind a slacking offensive line, No. 11 couldn’t be playing a whole lot better than he already is. If the rest of the unit can get its act together, well, it’d probably go a long way in helping his production equate to wins.
  • Maybe we’ve been underestimating the value of Corey Clement and Darren Sproles in the backfield? Perhaps their absence has played a hand in what’s probably the even bigger concern, which is the fact that ...
  • Coaching is a problem right now. How can it not be? Wentz is doing all he can, and on occasion, so, too, are guys like Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery and Fletcher Cox and Malcolm Jenkins. But what’s up with the play-calling and/or the preparation the last couple weeks? Others have already pointed this out, and Wentz himself alluded to it after the game, but these last few Eagles games have felt a lot like the 2016 version of the team — one that mostly fought to the end and made games close but too often killed itself with penalties, unreliable offense, blown coverage and occasional “rookie” decisions from the sidelines.
  • The best thing Eagles fans have going for them on Monday morning, aside from Wentz’s dependability and the fact Philly will have a shot at a rebound in just a few days? The NFC East standings. Look around, and there’s still plenty of time for the Birds to figure it out.