Eagles Come Off Bye Week And Remain Undefeated
The Eagles settled business against the Steelers. The Eagles had some standout stars throughout their 35-13 victory. Philadelphia has a well-rounded team win. Jalen Hurts and AJ Brown shined on Sunday afternoon and showed how they are one of the best Quarterback-Wide Receiver duos in the league.
Here’s the storylines from a pivotal win after the bye week:
Jalen Hurts, AJ Brown Connection
When talking about this game you can’t go without talking about this duo. Jalen Hurts had one of his best games so far in his young career. However, none of it would’ve been possible without his WR1, AJ Brown. Jalen Hurts threw for four touchdowns and four touchdowns. He was sacked three times and had zero interceptions. This offense was nearly unstoppable today. AJ Brown got it going early with an unbelievable grab for a 39-yard touchdown. AJ Brown finished his day with three touchdowns and 156 receiving yards.
Lane Johnson even said after the game, “thrown that mother-f*** ball to number 11.” Just hearing this from AJ Brown’s teammates is a great sign. This team is having ultimate chemistry and great comradery. Even Philly’s celebrations after touchdowns were amazing, and are truly giving 2017 vibes.
The anticipation of Hurts and Brown has started since draft night. Fans and analysts were talking about how great this duo can be. The have surely done that. They have shown signs of greatness with the 7-0 start but today certified all those doubts. This team has many weapons all over the field and to have a beast of a wide receiver like him makes it that much better. Especially after this week, the expectations will not get any lower for this team.
How will Jordan Davis Being Injured Affect The Defense?
In the second half of Sunday’s game Eagles 1st round draft pick, Jordan Davis, suffered an high ankle sprain. He is likely to be out for 4-6 weeks but that could vary.
Davis has played a big role so far this season. It might not show in his stats but his presence on the field is frightening enough. The six foot six, three hundred and forty-pound defensive tackle is a large concern for offenses. However, with the new addition of Robert Quinn this past week he should be able to fill that role quickly. The Eagles are likely to get Davis back for a possible/likely playoff run.
Shoutout to the Defense
The Eagles’ defense played a huge part in this game. Holding the Steelers to one touchdown was very good. They had six sacks overall and one interception. CJ Gardner Johnson has an interception in his third straight game. Javon Hargrave led the team with two sacks, and TJ Edwards led the team with 13 tackles.
They had great pocket pressure and rattled rookie quarterback, Kenny Pickett, enough to get Pickett off his game.