4:11 PM - September 20, 2020
4:11 PM - September 20, 2020

Eagles start season 0-2

The Eagles are 0-2 to start the season after a 37-19 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. The team’s defense struggled and the offense had untimely turnovers which cost the team for the second week in a row. Carson Wentz completed 26 of his 43 attempts for 242 yards and two interceptions. He had one rushing touchdown on a quarterback sneak.

Jared Goff, on the other hand, was 20-for-27 for 267 yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles take on the Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at 1:00 p.m. at the Linc.

3:56 PM - September 20, 2020
3:56 PM - September 20, 2020

Blowout begins

That’s about all she wrote. The Eagles fell behind, 37-19, with 3:37 left in the fourth quarter after Darrell Henderson scored on a two-yard run.

Higbee’s big day

Tyler Higbee scored his third touchdown of the game to give the Rams a 31-19 lead over the Eagles with 10:53 left in the fourth quarter. He scored from 28 yards out with Nate Gerry trailing in coverage.

Eagles inch closer

Jake Elliott brought the Eagles within five points with a 33-yard field goal to make the score 24-19 with 12:07 left in the game. The Eagles put together a 13-play, 60-yard drive but stalled in the red zone, which featured two throwaways from Carson Wentz.

Defense bends, but doesn’t break

The Eagles gave up a field goal after Carson Wentz’s interception earlier in the third quarter, giving the Rams a 24-16 lead toward the end of the third quarter. The defense gave up a 16-play, 68-yard drive but kept the Rams out of the end zone. The Eagles' defensive line pressured Jared Goff multiple times, including a Brandon Graham pressure that caused a Goff overthrow to an open receiver in the end zone.

2:58 PM - September 20, 2020
2:58 PM - September 20, 2020

Wentz woes continue

Carson Wentz’s interception problem so far this season reared its ugly head at a very inopportune time. Wentz was picked off by Rams cornerback Darious Williams in the end zone on a pass intended for JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The pick killed a promising Eagles drive, and the team still trails with 7:30 left in the third quarter.

2:27 PM - September 20, 2020
2:27 PM - September 20, 2020

Sanders scores at end of half

The Eagles continued the comeback effort just before the half, after Miles Sanders scored his first touchdown of the year, capitalizing on a forced fumble on a Cooper Kupp punt return. T.J. Edwards forced the fumble and K’Von Wallace recovered at the Rams' 11-yard line. The team trails, 21-16, with 30 seconds left in the first half.

Eagles running back Miles Sanders runs into the end zone bringing the score 21-15 during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Eagles made the extra point bringing the score to 21-16.
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Eagles running back Miles Sanders runs into the end zone bringing the score 21-15 during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, September 20, 2020. Eagles made the extra point bringing the score to 21-16.
2:06 PM - September 20, 2020
2:06 PM - September 20, 2020

Sneaking closer

Carson Wentz got the Eagles one score closer with his first rushing touchdown of the season, a one-yard quarterback sneak to make the score 21-9 after the team failed to convert a two-point conversion. The score capped off a 12-play, 75-yard drive with 6:10 left in the second quarter.

1:58 PM - September 20, 2020
1:58 PM - September 20, 2020

Hurts makes his debut

Jalen Hurts lined up as a decoy out of the backfield in the second quarter, marking the quarterback’s first play of his NFL career. Carson Wentz completed a 10-yard pass to Dallas Goedert on the fake screen pass to Hurts. Hurts was in again a few plays later, this time lined up as a wide receiver and was again used as a decoy, this time on a Miles Sanders run.

1:51 PM - September 20, 2020
1:51 PM - September 20, 2020

Secondary starts leaking

The Rams took a 21-3 lead with 12:15 left in the first half after Jared Goff found Tyler Higbee for a touchdown for the second time on the day. Goff has dominated the Eagles secondary and the Eagles defensive line has yet to register a quarterback hit.

1:47 PM - September 20, 2020
1:47 PM - September 20, 2020

Ugly start

The Eagles closed the first quarter behind the Rams, 14-3. Jared Goff was 10-for-10 for 122 yards and a touchdown and they’re driving again to start the second quarter.

1:35 PM - September 20, 2020
1:35 PM - September 20, 2020

Goff gets going

Jared Goff has yet to throw an incompletion against the Eagles' secondary as the Rams took a 14-3 lead. Robert Woods scored on an end-around from five yards out. The Rams drove down the field with Goff, who is 7-for-7 for 91 yards with 1:48 left in the first quarter.

1:20 PM - September 20, 2020
1:20 PM - September 20, 2020

Eagles eek closer

The Eagles closed the gap midway through the first quarter as Jake Elliott hit a 38-yard field goal to make the score 7-3 in favor the Rams. Elliott’s field goal was set up by a handful of completions by Wentz, most notably to Jalen Reagor for a 14-yard gain.

1:11 PM - September 20, 2020
1:11 PM - September 20, 2020

Rams strike first

The Eagles dug an early hole after Miles Sanders fumbled near midfield and the Rams capitalized with a quick, effective touchdown drive. Jared Goff found tight end Tyler Higbee in the end zone on what appeared to be a blown coverage to give Los Angeles a 7-0 lead with 11:15 left in the first quarter.

1:05 PM - September 20, 2020
1:05 PM - September 20, 2020

Sanders slips up

Miles Sanders fumbled on the third play of the game, and the Rams recovered. Sanders was the focal point of the opening drive, with each of the first three plays calling his number. The Rams take over in Eagles territory for their first drive of the game.

1:00 PM - September 20, 2020
1:00 PM - September 20, 2020

Offense up first

The Eagles lost the coin toss and the Los Angeles Rams elected to defer. Carson Wentz and the Eagles' offense is up first.

12:00 PM - September 20, 2020
12:00 PM - September 20, 2020

Welcome to the Blog

Good afternoon, Eagles fans. Welcome to the Eagles-Rams live blog.

The Eagles’ home-opener is set to kick off at 1:00 p.m., when they’ll try to move to 1-1 after a somewhat surprising Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team. The good news for the Eagles is the significant number of players expected to be in the lineup after missing last Sunday. Lane Johnson and Miles Sanders are both definitely returning, and Derek Barnett, Javon Hargrave, and Brandon Graham are all expected to be good to go.

Hargrave, a defensive tackle who missed all of training camp with a strained pectoral and a hamstring injury, was the team’s big free-agency signing last March. If he gets some snaps, it will be the first time we’ll see the Eagles' high-priced interior pass rush rotation with him, Fletcher Cox, and Malik Jackson.

Johnson figures to shore up the Eagles' pass protection, which ailed them last week as they surrendered eight sacks to Washington. Sanders should help, too, both when in protection and running check-down routes of the backfield.

Also worth noting: Jalen Hurts is officially QB2. The rookie out of Oklahoma is active for the first time in his career, with Nate Sudfeld marked as inactive after having the backup quarterback job behind Carson Wentz as his to lose through training camp and Week 1. Will Hurts have a small role in the offense this week, or is he just serving as the “one-play-away” guy holding a clipboard?

Time will tell.

12:00 PM - September 20, 2020
12:00 PM - September 20, 2020

Pre-game stories of interest

Be sure to study the keys of the game and the matchups to watch with Paul Domowitch’s scouting report.

Got a prediction for the game? See how far yours is to mine and the rest of the Eagles' beat writing crew’s here.

We’re three years removed from the Eagles' 2017 NFL draft class, and the returns are quite bad. Jeff McLane argues the Howie Roseman needs to hit on more of his picks if the Eagles are to remain a competitive team.

The Eagles went with Jalen Hurts and Casey Toohill over Nate Sudfeld and Genard Avery. McLane has that and the rest of the team’s inactives for the game.

The Eagles' have had success with at least one draft pick, though. Les Bowen writes about Josh Sweat, who is emerging as a solid rotational edge rusher for the Birds.

Domowitch caught up with former Eagles president Joe Banner, who says the team’s Week 1 loss may have cast doubt in the minds of Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson.

Looking to get some last-minute action on the Eagles-Rams game? Ed Barkowitz has the latest betting odds going into the game.

Barkowitz also combed through the archives of every Eagles' home opener to pick out his favorites. Check them out here.

For the statheads, Domowitch has recapped all the numbers that matter going into the game.