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Eagles Rookie Report Card: Miles Sanders provides the spark

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Encouraging performance!

Philadelphia Eagles v Green Bay Packers Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Eagles pulled through in a must-win situation against the Packers and big contributions came from all over the team.

The Eagles didn’t get a ton of production out of their 2019 NFL Draft class ... save for one player.

Miles Sanders: A

Miles Sanders was part of a potent rushing attack that piled up over 170 yards on the ground against Green Bay. Sanders had 72 yards on 11 carries, averaging a strong 6.5 yards per carry. Sanders looked explosive, elusive and more decisive every time he touched the ball. Most importantly, he held onto the rock for the whole game after previously fumbling twice in Week 3.

Sanders also came up with a key special teams play where he returned a kickoff 66 yards to put the Eagles in scoring range in the first quarter. The Eagles were in need of a big play from anywhere to get the team going and it felt like Sanders’ return catalyzed the win, in a way.

Sanders is looking more confident and his pairing with Jordan Howard proved dangerous tonight. The Eagles have a very exciting pair of backs and Sanders looks to be developing into the explosive player they need.

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Grade Miles Sanders’ Week 4 performance

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  • 82%
    A
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Other Eagles rookies:

Andre Dillard - Active but didn’t play

JJ Arcega-Whiteside - Active but didn’t play on offense

T.J. Edwards - Special teams snaps only

Shareef Miller - Healthy scratch

Nate Herbig - Healthy scratch