The Eagles have the league’s top scoring offense this season. They’re an NFL-best 10-1. Prince Harry Carson Wentz is leading all quarterbacks with 28 passing touchdowns.
Yet, somehow none of their pass catchers cracked 100 yards in a game until Week 12 — and then, just barely. Tight end Zach Ertz, Wentz’s favorite target this season, caught a season-high 10 passes for 103 yards in a 31-3 rout over the Bears.
As for practice, Stafford participated in limited sessions each day. On Wednesday, he handed off with his left hand. On Thursday, he did some throwing during the portion of practice when media were present. Based on various reporter notes, it sounded as if Stafford made some throws easily, while others lacked accuracy. Perhaps that happens on any other day, but in the presence of a hand injury, each missed throw carries more weight. On Friday, Stafford threw again, delivering “more complete throws,” according to ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein. Stafford threw with his fourth and fifth fingers taped. He did indicate that the numbness he initially experienced was no longer an issue.
Greg Olsen is nearing his anticipated return.
The Panthers announced Friday that they would activate the veteran tight end, who suffered a broken foot in Week 2.
Olsen, who had a screw inserted to repair the fifth metatarsal on his right foot, returned to practice Monday and will be eligible to play Sunday when the Panthers play the Jets.
“I’m still on track to play. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah,” Olsen said after Thursday’s practice, via the team’s website. “I feel great, progressing good, practiced again in full and so far, so good.”