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“We know we can improve,” Sirianni said. “There is always something. You never play a perfect game, ever. You always strive to be better.

Following a recipe similar to their December 21 game against Washington would be a good start. The Eagles rushed for 238 yards to come back from a 10-point deficit and won 27-17.

Top running back Miles Sanders is missing after breaking his left hand in a resounding win over the Giants in Week 16, and Jordan Howard’s status is also in doubt. But success on the field in the previous game was as much about the Eagles’ offensive line and the holes in Washington’s defense as anything else.

Washington (6-9) limped to the finish line after three straight losses. Philadelphia is a 3½ point favorite according to FanDuel Sportsbook, with punters clearly believing the Eagles can be better.

“I hope the last game we play is our best game,” said Sirianni. “This is what I always hope: that we continue on this uptrend. I know our guys believe it, our coaches believe it, our players believe it. Like I said, we’re just trying to get better every day.

With Sanders and possibly Howard sidelined, the Eagles will likely rely on Boston Scott and rookie Kenneth Gainwell to lead the league’s No.1 rushing offense. When Sanders missed three games earlier in the season, Philadelphia didn’t miss a beat. The Eagles have rushed for 628 yards, including 181 from Scott in those games.


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