After losing two games in a row, the Eagles risk missing out on both the NFC East title and the top seed in the playoffs heading into Week 18.
In Sunday’s 20–10 loss to the Saints, quarterback Gardner Minshew was unable to produce an offensive spark other than a 78-yard touchdown catch run by wide receiver AJ Brown in the third quarter. did. Minshew played better in a Week 16 loss to the Cowboys, but it’s clear the Eagles aren’t the same team without Jalen Hurts running the offense.
Hearts practiced that week but were inactive after being listed as suspicious on Friday. It also made no guarantees, but confirmed that if he was medically cleared, he would make the start.
“He was close this week,” Siriani said. “Of course, we’re going to take it day by day. I mean, I don’t think it’s fair to anyone to say now, and today, yeah, Jalen is playing or he’s not playing. We need to assess and see where he is.Nothing will change in that regard.His health is our top priority and we will not put him in a position that would put his health at risk.The week goes on. I will evaluate it as I go along.Of course, if I am ready, I will play.”
The Giants go into next weekend’s game with no chance of moving up or down from the sixth seed. Their decisions regarding starter play join Hearts’ availability as a factor in who wins the regular season finale.