Last week, Kyle mentioned that Todd Herremans’ season was likely in jeopardy, even though there was a chance he could play through his bicep tear, but it looks like Kyle (and some common sense) was right: Herremans will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season. However, Evan Mathis returns this week, something that wasn’t really a coincidence:
You really do have to love this team (in fact, you can send your love for Nick Foles, DeMeco Ryans, and Todd Herremans on their road to recovery over here). With Herremans out and Mathis back in, the offensive line for Monday night’s game against the Panthers looks like this, from left to right: Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Matt Tobin, Lane Johnson. That configuration is, according to Rueben Frank, the Eagles’ sixth different starting line in nine weeks, and thirteenth different o-line configuration overall. Frank says, “The Eagles have used three starting left guards, two centers, two right guards and four right tackles,” and yet, the patchwork line has allowed only 11 sacks, the third-best number in the NFL.