"How 'bout that, huh?" Sanchez told reporters with a laugh after the game. "I was expecting maybe a handoff or a quick screen. Ease my way in. But you know Coach (Chip) Kelly. … If he was a basketball coach, he would bring you off the bench shooting three-pointers."
The gutsy play-call by Kelly and pristine execution by Sanchez and Maclin not only illustrate the head coach's confidence in the veteran quarterback, but it also signaled that there will be no 'dumbing down' of the offense because Foles will be out of commission for the foreseeable future.
If you saw any of the game, it was evident that the offense won't change much with Sanchez under center, which is good news for owners of Maclin. Perhaps the only change is running the ball a little more, especially giving bruising back Chris Polk a few more carries. If you're in need of a QB or are a Foles owner, it looks like Sanchez is a safe option to grab off your wire and plug right in.
Darren Sproles injured his knee in the team’s Week 6 win over the Giants and wound up being listed as questionable for last week’s game after spending the bye week rehabbing the injury. The team ultimately decided not to play him, however.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Sproles said things would be different against the Texans. Sproles practiced on Tuesday and said afterward that he will be in the lineup when the game kicks off in Houston.
With Chris Polk active, the team decided to rest Sproles another week. Polk had three carries and a catch while spelling LeSean McCoy against Arizona - his first offensive touches of the season. Sproles had seven carries in each of his last two games, but hasn't recorded a catch since Week 4.
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HC Chip Kelly said that he will not make any decisions about their respective status for Sunday's game at Arizona until seeing them in action.
Sproles is still questionable according to beat writers, but it's a good sign he's on practice field at least. He also added that he thinks he'll play when speaking to the media on Tuesday. Original reports had Sproles missing this week against the Cardinals, but that remains to be seen. The team also had Chris Polk back at practice Tuesday, and didn't make any moves for RBs over their bye week.
Still a team source told NJ.com that Sproles' injury "does not look good.'' Asked how bad it was, the source responded, "it's not good.''
Sproles catches a break with the Eagles on the bye next week. His status for Arizona, Oct. 26 and beyond won't be determined until the team comes back from the bye to practice, Oct. 21.
Other reports said Sproles was joking with teammates in the locker room. Sproles did walk off the field and to the locker room under his own power but it looks like owners will have to wait and see how long he could be out. He was scheduled for an MRI Monday. The Eagles have a bye in Week 7 before coming back to play the Cardinals in Week 8. The Birds will likely bring in another RB with Chris Polk (hamstring) inactive for Week 6. LeSean McCoy will see plenty of touches if Sproles is out any length of time.
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LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring), G Joe Reitz (ankle)
DT Josh Chapman (ankle), C Khaled Holmes (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (shoulder)
For the Colts, Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne appear as probable ( both not injury related) and practiced fully on Friday and Saturday. Bradshaw is expected to split carries with Trent Richardson and Wayne has a great matchup against the Eagles secondary.
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