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Everyone has a weakness. The Eagles' kryptonite is stopping the run game.
Surprise, surprise, the Eagles have a gaping hole in their "dream team."
Everyone posed the question during the offseason about how the Eagles' young squad of linebackers can fill the gap and stop the running game. Well, from what we've seen, not so good.
In Week 1 against the Rams, the Eagles allowed 154 rushing yards, which included a 47-yard touchdown run by Stephen Jackson on their first play. Luckily for the Eagles, he only ran the ball once more before sitting out the rest of the game with an injury.
Now, against the Falcons, Michael Turner was not injured and managed to play the whole game. Turner rushed for 114 yards and the Falcons finished the game with 138 rushing yards total for the night.
Every team in the NFL now knows the key to taking down the Eagles—just run the ball.
If the Eagles want to keep their hopes and dreams of winning the Super Bowl this season, then they need to find an immediate solution.