Good Morning! The Eagles have traveled across the pond to London to square off against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium. After 30 minutes of action, the Birds are trailing, 10-6. Here's what we saw in the first half:
The Eagles' red zone offense has been terrible in recent weeks. We talked a few weeks ago about how things weren't as bad as they seem, but if the offense can't score on big plays, it needs to turn these red zone opportunities into touchdowns. The Eagles settled for a 31-yard field on their first red zone try and have yet to show any creativity near the end zone all year.
The loss of Frank Reich and John Defilippo have been a big reason for the offense's struggles, but nowhere is that more apparent than in the red zone.
Second-Half X-Factor: Halapoulivaati Vaitai
Lane Johnson left the game at the end of the first drive with a knee injury and Big V replaced him at right tackle, but the second-year lineman has now shifted to left tackle after Jason Peters' injury. Wentz has struggled mightily today and the Eagles offensive line has been allowing a lot of pressure. Wentz has been sacked twice and hit 6 times. Vaitai and the rest of the line needs to protect Wentz and give him a chance to make plays.