As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their Super Bowl rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs, their lineup could be a real difference-maker.
After missing the last five games with a foot injury, Eagles linebacker Cam Jurgens is on track to return to face the defending champions on “Monday Night Football.” In a game that features star quarterbacks like Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes, getting a second-year offensive lineman back might not seem like a big deal on the surface. However, he could have a significant impact, especially on the Eagles’ game.
By the time Jurgens went down in Week 4, the Eagles were shut down. Through the first four games of the season, Philly has thrown for 661 yards and 4.7 yards per carry, good enough for third in the NFL in Week 11. Meanwhile, the Eagles struggled to get anything going without Jurgens in the lineup. While the team went 4-1 in the five games Jurgens missed, the rush suffered greatly, averaging just 3.4 yards on 150 attempts, which would rank 31st in the NFL today.