Report: DeMarco Murray will play Sunday vs. Jets

September 25th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Filed under Eagles, Football, General, NFL.

Eagles running back DeMarco Murray will play this Sunday according to a report from ESPN’s Ashley Fox.

The report is good news for the Eagles and their fans after Murray suffered a hamstring injury this week at practice, which caused his status for Sunday to be up in the air.

The Eagles are desperate to get their new running back going, after rushing for 11 yards on 21 carries in the first two games of the year. This week won’t get any easier for Murray or the Eagles against a very good defense in the New York Jets.

After starting the season 0-2, this game is a must-win for the Eagles. Falling to 0-3 puts them in a tremendous hole to climb out of, and history certainly wouldn’t be on their side as teams that have started a season 0-3 have made the playoffs just 2% of the time since 1990. If the Eagles would win this game and improve to 1-2, historically that record makes the playoffs 26% of the time.

If the Eagles have any chance of winning this game on Sunday, they will have to find a way to get the running game going, and ideally DeMarco Murray being out there should help that.


 

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