Seemingly on the verge of a breakout season, Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin has been inconsistent through the first six games. He enters Week 8 with 20 receptions for 295 yards and three touchdowns, although 13 of those catches and 226 of those yards came in two games. A hip pointer that bothered Maclin in Week 2 and sidelined him in Week 3 slowed him down, and now Maclin needs to average more than 77 yards per game if he hopes to record his first 1,000-yard season.
"I've just got to remain patient," Maclin said. "I battled the hip injury, but I'm 100-percent fine now. I'll continue to go out there and be available when the team needs me."
After just six catches for 46 yards against the Giants and the Steelers in Weeks 4-5, Maclin busted out with 6-130-1 against the Lions in Week 6. It appears that his injury issues are behind him.