The Philadelphia Eagles own the top rushing attack in the NFC. Imagine that. Three straight weeks of pound-and-ground football has them averaging 144.3 yards per game, third-best in the NFL behind the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns.

Nick Sirianni’s team has racked up 761 of their 1,443 total rushing yards since that brutal Week 7 loss in Las Vegas. More impressively, the Eagles have done it with their starting running back on injured reserve. Now Miles Sanders is set to return after getting activated to the 21-day practice window. There’s a chance he could suit up this week against the New Orleans Saints, according to Sirianni. He’ll be re-inserted as RBI assuming he looks healthy enough in practice.

“He’s got to go through practice and see how he looks,” Sirianni told reporters. “If he looks healthy, he’s definitely [in]. He’s one of our best players. He’s definitely going to go if he looks healthy.”

Sirianni promised a better update on Friday, November 19 after seeing how he responds to two days of practice. Sanders is rehabbing from a sprained ankle and needs to show he can cut on it. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott have carried the load in his three-game absence – 181 yards for Scott, 211 for Howard – and should maintain big roles moving forward. The first-year head coach doesn’t believe in benching guys due to injury, although it all depends on the situation.