Gabe Rangel, who trains right tackle Lane Johnson, Hurts and other Eagles, says Hurts has willed himself through injury, although Hurts ran the ball less in the final three games of the season, rushing 17 times for 89 yards. Hurts suffered a high-ankle sprain in a Week 14 loss to the Giants, missed two games, then returned to spark a three-game winning streak to end the regular season and lead the Eagles into the playoffs.
And because of his rugby background coming from his native Australia, Mailata never played a down of American football before being taken in by Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and subsequently becoming one of the best at his position in the league. NFL Playoff Picks Against the Spread: Wild Card Games - BGN PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (-8): I really don’t feel incredibly confident in predicting the winner of this game.
The reigning Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers begin defense of their title Sunday with a wild-card playoff against the Philadelphia Eagles.