The Eagles rushed for 268 yards in Saturday night’s 38-7 win over the Giants and one of the reasons for their success on the field was the return of right tackle Lane Johnson to the lineup.
Johnson missed the final two games of the regular season with a core muscle injury that requires surgery, but is postponing surgery as he believes ‘we have a chance to be something special’ this season. Johnson opened up holes in the running game, shielded Jalen Hurts when the Eagles threw the ball in and received praise from the quarterback after the win.
“He’s a warrior,” Hurts said. “He’s a real warrior and a very important part of this team. He’s been doing great things for a very long time, and I’m very grateful to have him. We’re grateful to have him and I’m glad he’s somehow clean.
Whether the Eagles face the 49ers or the Cowboys next week, they’ll face a talented defensive line that will try to avoid the same fate as the Giants. Johnson will be key to making sure the Eagles can keep humming offensively against both fronts.