Eagles running back Miles Sanders lined up next to quarterback Jalen Hurts on a third-and-goal during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
With the score tied at seven, the Eagles were looking for a way to take the lead and quiet the 64,000 people screaming from the dark blue chairs at Ford Field.
When the ball was snapped, Sanders went up the middle of the offensive line and chugged ahead before falling into the end zone.
It had been 623 days since Sanders scored a touchdown. Sanders gathered his teammates and celebrated before jogging off the field.
When the Eagles needed to jumpstart their offense, they returned to the running game. Why not? It was something they did well last year, finishing the year last season as the top rushing attack.
The Eagles can open up other parts of their offense with the run game, using the play-action pass to open up shots downfield.