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Eagles getting two key players back to face Rams on Sunday

Running back Miles Sanders, tackle Lane Johnson expected back in Week 2 in Philadelphia

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The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to get two key offensive players back in time to host the Rams on Sunday as ESPN has reported both running back Miles Sanders and right tackle Lane Johnson are on track to play.

This should be a big boost for the Eagles, who were upset on the road by the Washington Football Team by 27-17 last Sunday. Both players are major parts of the Philadelphia offense. Sanders, a rookie standout in 2019. missed several week in training camp with a hamstring injury. Johnson was out virtually all of training camp with an ankle injury.

The Eagles missed both Sanders and Johnson against Washington. The Eagles ran for just 57 yards and the offensive line allowed eight sacks without Johnson.

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Lane Johnson
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It will be interesting to see if both players are 100% against the Rams. If so, it will change the game in which the Rams are priced as a one-point favorite by our friends at DraftKings. Last week, the Rams allowed Dallas star running back Ezekiel Elliott 96 rushing yards on 22 carries. Sanders had 818 rushing yards and 509 receiving yards as a rookie last year. The Eagles will need Johnson with the Aaron Donald-Rams defensive front coming to town.

Thus, this is a big development for this game.

Meanwhile, Rams’ tight end Gerald Everett didn’t practice Wednesday with a back injury, but it’s considered to be a precaution.