February 5, 2023

Eagles pull out Week 1 win in Detroit

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24) scores on a 27-yard interception for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. (AP Photo/Lon Horwedel)

The Philadelphia Eagles started their season off with a win. They took a 38-35 victory in Detroit.

It wasn’t the most comfortable win, but they got the job done. Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown carried this Eagles offense throughout the whole game. The Eagles got out to a rough start but turned it around and brought the energy. They played big and made plays happen.

The offense was highlighted by the running back room. They had four rushing touchdowns and three running backs with a touchdown as well as their quarterback, Jalen Hurts. With all that being said though it was tough to see the second-year wide receiver, Devonta Smith, have zero receptions. Hopefully, he will not be a non-factor with pro-bowl wide receiver, AJ Brown, joining the squad.

Run Defense

The Eagles’ run defense struggled through the whole game. The Lion’s young star running back, D’Andre Swift, was the sparkplug to this offense. He ran for 144 yards and added a touchdown. Jamaal Williams had two touchdowns of his own to go along with 28 yards on the ground.

The Birds’ defense let them establish the run game early and changed the whole course of the game. They continued to run the ball over the whole game and had 28 carries as a team out of their 65 snaps. The Eagles defense was run for their run defense last year. They struggled early in this game and let the offense get into a groove, however, they later shut that down after the first drive.

Hurts, Brown connections

Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown are a dynamic duo. There isn’t a better way to put it. They have the connection, they have the chemistry, and they back each other up. They know how to play football, TOGETHER!

Jalen Hurts has been working with AJ Brown all off-season so they could build up their relationship. Hurts has a phenomenal game behind center and AJ Brown was unbelievable on the outside. Brown had 155 receiving yards and made some amazing catches. Hurts threw for 243 yards and like I mentioned before Brown caught 155 of those. They look to continue this connection throughout the whole season and continue this for the later months to come.

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