2018 Philadelphia Eagles Season In Review
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
In this Season In Review, we’ll look back on the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season. The team finished with a 9-7 record in the regular season.
Their season began with a win over the Atlanta Falcons, before losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Philadelphia improved to 2-1 with a win over the Indianapolis Colts, before falling to 2-3 with back-to-back losses to the Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings.
They defeated the New York Giants, before losing to the Carolina Panthers. The Eagles rebounded with a win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, before losing back-to-back games once again — this time to the Dallas Cowboys and the New Orleans Saints.
Philadelphia would then win five of their next six games to conclude the regular season. The only loss during this stretch came against the Cowboys.
The wins were against the Giants, Washington Redskins (twice), Los Angeles Rams, and the Houston Texans.
The Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears, 16-15, in the Wild Card Round. The team then was defeated 20-14 to the New Orleans Saints.
Carson Wentz started 11 games during the 2018 season. He went 5-6. The former No. 2 overall pick went 279 of 401 for 3,074 yards. He also threw 21 touchdowns and had seven interceptions.
Nick Foles started five games, and went 4-1 in those games. He went 141 of 195 for 1,413 yards. The veteran threw seven touchdowns and had four interceptions.
Josh Adams led the team in rushing after being named the starter once Jay Ajayi went down for the season. He had 120 carries for 511 yards and three touchdowns.
Wendell Smallwood also had 87 carries for 364 yards and three touchdowns. Corey Clement had a significant contribution had 68 carries for 259 yards and two touchdowns.
Zach Ertz led the team in receiving for 116 receptions for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. Alshon Jeffery had 65 receptions for 843 yards and six touchdowns. Nelson Agholor had 64 receptions for 736 yards and four touchdowns.
Dallas Goedert also had 33 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns. Jordan Matthews also had a significant contribution with 20 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
Malcolm Jenkins and Nigel Bradham led the team in tackles with 97 each. Jenkins also had six tackles for a loss and one quarterback hit. He also had 1.0 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and eight pass deflections.
Bradham also had four tackles for a loss and four quarterback hits. He had 2.0 sacks, one fumble recovery, and four pass deflections.
Michael Bennett led the team with 15 tackles for a loss. Bennett was one of two players, who had 10 or more tackles for a loss, as Fletcher Cox had 12 tackles for a loss.
Cox led the team with 34 quarterback hits. Bennett was second with 30, while Chris Long was third with 20.
Cox also led the team with 10.5 sacks. Bennett was second with 9.0, while Long was third with 6.5.
Rasul Douglas led the team with three interceptions. Avonte Maddox was second with two, while several other players had one each.
Jenkins also led the team with three forced fumbles. Bennett and Long were tied for second with two each, while several players had one.
Wentz led the team with five fumble recoveries. Clement was second with three, while Foles was third with two.
Ronald Darby led the team with 12 pass deflections. Jalen Mills was second with nine, while Jenkins was third with eight.
Cameron Johnston had 61 punts for 2,937 yards. He averaged 48.1 yards per punt.
Jake Elliott was 33 of 35 in extra point attempts on the season. He also was 26 of 31 in field goal attempts.
Clement led the team with 13 kickoff returns for 333 yards. DeAndre Carter was second with 10 kickoff returns for 204 yards. Boston Scott, Shelton Gibson, Smallwood, and Darren Sproles also had at least one kickoff return.
Carter had 10 punt returns for 103 yards. Sproles also had 10 punt returns for 83 yards. Clement, Golden Tate, Agholor, and Tre Sullivan had at least one punt return.