It was only a matter of time before Sam Bradford found himself getting injured, forcing him to miss some game time. Luckily for him and Eagles fans it isn’t another ACL tear. Bradford suffered a separated shoulder and concussion late in the 3rd quarter this past week against Miami. He was forced to leave the game and the Eagles would end up blowing their early big lead, losing by one point. Bradford looks to be out at least the next two games.
Mark Sanchez came on to replace Bradford and went 14-23 while throwing a crushing redzone interception as he proved the poor decision making in tight games remains. Sanchez was unable to complete a late comeback bid for the Eagles.
The Sanchize is set to start the next two games for the Eagles. Sanchez started 8 games for them last season and looked really good at times, but at other times looked really bad – that’s just what you get from a QB like Sanchez, extreme inconsistencies. He will likely get the start on Thanksgiving, which is the same day the infamous “butt fumble” occurred.
With Sanchez under center, the Eagles will likely rely more so on the running game than usual, which bodes well for DeMarco Murray – especially with the health of Ryan Matthews in question; he was sidelined with a concussion this past week, along with Bradford.
As for the weapons in the Eagles WR corps, Bradford tended to spread the ball around which doesn’t really affect anyone’s stock – excluding Jordan Matthews. Sanchez and Matthews had a great run together last season, so this is the time for the 2nd year WR to resurrect his disappointing sophomore campaign.