Eagles’ Sirianni on passing game: ‘We’re not in a panic mode’

Last season, the Philadelphia Eagles offense was prolific. Philadelphia finished the season with a franchise-record 477 points, including club records in total touchdowns (59), scrimmage touchdowns (57) and rushing touchdowns (32).

In addition, the Eagles’ 32 rushing touchdowns are tied for the fourth-most in NFL single-season history.

However, the Eagles have gotten off to a slow start this season on offense, especially in the passing game. In 2022, after two games, Hurts averaged 9.2 yards per completion; after two games this season, he’s averaging 6.5 yards per completion. 

Fortunately, the Eagles ran for 259 yards against the Vikings last Thursday night, and more importantly, they are 2-0 as they prepare to battle the Buccaneers on Monday night in Tampa.

On Monday, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni explained what’s going on with the team’s passing game.

“We’re not in a panic mode or anything like that,” he said. “Have the pass numbers been down? Yeah. Does the defense play into that? Of course, it does. Fortunately for us — and not everybody has this luxury — but fortunately for us, we’re able to win on the ground, and we are able to win in the air, and so you are able to balance off what the defense does.

“I thought [Offensive Coordinator] Brian [Johnson] and the offensive staff did a phenomenal job of saying, ‘hey, okay, they’re packing this in the middle of the field right here and keeping all these guys high and having this three-down front. All right, cool. You guys are doing that. We’ll do what we have to do to win the game.’

“So, [QB] Jalen [Hurts] was, what? 18 of 23 in that game, so he was completing a high percentage of his passes. It was just, hey, we had 48 runs to 23 passes. Well, of course, your run stats are going to look different than pass stats, and it’s going to appear that your pass stats may be down. Was our first game our best game passing the football? No. But there were some similarities in that game plan as well.

‘Again, we are talking about a two-game sample size. We’re just going to keep doing what we need to do to put the guys in position to succeed, and that’s our job as coaches. We know for sure that we have the right guys in this building to go out and execute against the defenses that we see.”

To Sirianni’s point, there’s still a lot of football left. In addition, most of the starters did not play in preseason for the Eagles, so there could be some rust at this point. Moreover, they have a new offensive coordinator, Brian Johnson. The Eagles have so much talent on the offensive side of the ball, especially in the passing game, so it might take time, but in the end, this offense and passing game should be just fine.

Eagles’ Hurts: ‘I think we are a work in progress’

For the second week in a row, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts did not have his best game, but just like in Week 1, he and his teammates found a way.

Hurts completed 18 of 23 passes for 193 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. In addition, he ran for 35 yards and added two more touchdowns on the ground as the Eagles defeated the Minnesota Vikings 34-28 in the team’s home opener on Thursday night.

“For us, we found a way to get it done,” Hurts said after the win. “The reality is that the league is different from moment to moment. For us, we just continue to grow. Obviously, there were a ton of guys that made plays out there, not just myself. But there were a lot more plays out there for us to make.”

While Hurts has not been putting up eye-popping numbers, he’s getting the job done. In fact, Philadelphia has won 19 of its last 20 regular-season games Hurts. Since 2021, Hurts’ .750 winning percentage (24-8) leads all NFL quarterbacks.

After two weeks, teams are trying to limit the big plays this offense got last season in the passing game. The offense does not look entirely in sync; at this point, Hurts believes the team is finding its way.

“I think we are a work in progress,” he said. “What better way to be a work in progress than sitting on two wins out of the gate in ten days, or however many days it was. We strive for progress, not perfection. Obviously, we all have a standard for ourselves. Obviously, we demand the most of ourselves because of everything that we go through together, all the work that we put in together, and all of those things. We are going to continue to keep chipping away.

“In fact, the same things that I’m saying now I’d be saying if we lost. But the reality is winning is the only thing that matters, and everything is done with winning in mind. For us, we just want to continue to grow as a team, continue to develop, and find that identity for us and continue to grow together.”

In the second half, cameras caught an animated A.J. Brown talking with Hurts on Philly’s sideline. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni was seen saying something to both guys. Brown did not speak after the game, but Hurts explained Brown’s reaction.

“I think everybody wants to make plays, and everybody wants to contribute,” he said. “I have no worry about him; he’s a great player, a great teammate, a great friend, and we’ll do anything and everything to win.” 

Sirianni says things will remain private.

“The conversations we have on the field are going to be private, and the conversations we have in our locker room are going to be private,” Sirianni said. “You don’t need to know what was going on right there.”

It’s all about getting wins, and that’s what the Eagles are doing right now, winning. As the schedule toughens up, this team will have to better if they want to continue winning.

Swifty!!


-Philadelphia rushed for 259 yards and 3 TDs on 48 attempts, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. It was the 2nd-most rushing yards of the Nick Sirianni era (since 2021), behind a 363-yard performance on 11/27/22 vs. Green Bay. The Eagles’ leading rusher was newcomer D’Andre Swift, who totaled a career-high 175 yards in the win.

-D’Andre Swift’s 175-yard effort marked his fifth career game with 100+ rushing yards and was the most by an Eagle since LeSean McCoy on 12/8/13 (217 yards). Swift’s last 100+ yard game was on 9/11/22 vs. Philadelphia with Detroit (144 yards).

Smitty!!

DeVonta Smith registered 131 yards and 1 TD on four receptions (32.8 avg.). It marked the 2nd-most receiving yards of his career (169 yards on 9/25/22 at Washington).
Smith became the first Eagle to record multiple 50+ yard receptions in a single game since

DeSean Jackson accomplished the feat on 9/8/19 vs. Washington. Smith caught a 54-yard reception in the first quarter to set up a FG by Jake Elliott that gave the

Eagles a 3-0 advantage early in the game. He also hauled in a 63-yard TD from Jalen Hurts during the third quarter to make it a 27-7 score.

Eagles to wear Kelly Green uniforms two times in 2023

The Philadelphia Eagles will wear the Kelly Green throwback uniform and helmet two times this season. On October 22, the team hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football and again in Week 12 when they welcome the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, November 26.

“We are thrilled to bring back the Kelly Green uniform and helmet this season, and are equally excited to celebrate our team’s history with Eagles fans everywhere,” said Jeffrey Lurie, Philadelphia Eagles Chairman & CEO said in a press release. “This is something we have wanted to do for a long time, and from the feedback we have gotten from our fans, we knew they felt the same way.”

In collaboration with Nike, the reimagined version of the vintage uniforms will pay homage to the club’s storied past, while also appealing to a new generation of fans. Inspired by the classic look from an era that produced a number of legends and historical moments, the uniform’s latest rendition has been intricately designed to evoke special memories amongst the fanbase.

The classic Kelly Green shade accentuates the base of the jersey and is complemented by white numbers with black trim on the front, back, and shoulder pads. The letters on each player’s nameplate are displayed in white and the retro Eagles logo rests below the Nike swoosh on the side shoulders. Gray pants are accompanied by Kelly Green, white, and black striping down the side of the legs, with white socks featuring Kelly Green and black striping to round out the uniform’s aesthetic. The Kelly Green helmet displays the legendary gray Eagle wings with white trim and a gray facemask.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni is excited about the jerseys.

“I think they look pretty cool,” he said on Sunday. “I look forward to — I won’t do it, but my wife will buy my kids jerseys, and I’m sure that they’ll have Kelly green ones when they have an opportunity to buy them.

“I think they look cool. I think the one Eagles jersey I have is a Mike Quick jersey that just so happens to be Kelly Green, I think they’re cool. Yeah, I’m excited that the fans are able to get those.”

While the Eagles have made minor alterations to their uniforms over the years, the 2023 season marks the first time in nearly three decades that the team will return to the early ‘90s era Kelly Green uniform. The Eagles most recently donned a similar style of Kelly Green in Week 1 of the 2010 season to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the team’s 1960 NFL Championship.

Eagles’ Sirianni on Watkins: ‘We know he has a lot of talent, and I’m excited about that’

At the end of the 2022 season, Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins walked away disappointed.

According to the third-year wide receiver, he took a step back in 2022.

“I know I took a step back from last year to this year,” he said at the end of the season. “But it was a humbling season, and I’m looking forward to getting back to work.”

Last season, Watkins, a sixth-round Eagles pick in 2020, had 33 receptions(51 targets) for 354 yards and a touchdown.

Last week, during the team’s mandatory minicamp, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni singled out Watkins as one of the guys who have stood out this offseason.

“I have no problem singling one guy out that I think has just done a phenomenal job this off-season is [WR] Quez Watkins,” Sirianni said. “I love his attitude, and I’ve said this to him, and I have no problem saying it here, some people around here, and it’s not in this building, we have a ton of confidence in Quez Watkins, but I kind of sense from him — he’s never said this, but oh, some people think I stink? Wait. Wait. That’s how he’s attacked every day. That’s how he’s attacked practices, and I think that he looks really good.

“We know he has a lot of talent, and I’m excited about that. I really like the way he’s gone about his business because he can’t control anything but what he can control, and he can’t control what other people think about him. He can’t control anything like that. Can’t control things that may have happened to him last year, the opportunities that he got last year or did not get. All he can control is how he works, and I’ve really been excited about how he’s gone about his business.”

Watkins, 25, is entering his fourth season in the NFL, and with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert, Watkins may not get many targets. However, the ball will come his way, and when it does, he must make the most of it. 

Eagles begin 2023 season against Patriots

The NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles will begin the 2023 season on the road against the Patriots, the league announced on Thursday.

The Eagles begin the season with an away game for the fourth straight year, which marks the team’s longest such streak since doing so in six consecutive seasons from 1983-88.

Last season, the Eagles lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57.

2023 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule:

Preseason

Friday, August 11

at Baltimore Ravens

7:00 p.m.

NBC10

Thursday, August 17

Cleveland Browns

7:30 p.m.

NBC10

Thursday, August 24

Indianapolis Colts

8:00 p.m.

Prime Video^

Regular Season

Sunday, September 10

at New England Patriots

4:25 p.m.

CBS

Thursday, September 14

Minnesota Vikings

8:15 p.m.

Prime Video^

Monday, September 25

at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

7:15 p.m.

ABC^

Sunday, October 1

Washington Commanders

1:00 p.m.

FOX

Sunday, October 8

at Los Angeles Rams

4:05 p.m.+

FOX

Sunday, October 15

at New York Jets

4:25 p.m.+

FOX

Sunday, October 22

Miami Dolphins

8:20 p.m.+

NBC^

Sunday, October 29

at Washington Commanders

1:00 p.m.+

FOX

Sunday, November 5

Dallas Cowboys

4:25 p.m.+

FOX

BYE

Monday, November 20

at Kansas City Chiefs

8:15 p.m.+

ESPN/ABC^

Sunday, November 26

Buffalo Bills

4:25 p.m.+

CBS

Sunday, December 3

San Francisco 49ers

4:25 p.m.+

FOX

Sunday, December 10

at Dallas Cowboys

8:20 p.m.+

NBC^

Sunday, December 17

at Seattle Seahawks

4:25 p.m.+

FOX

Monday, December 25

New York Giants

4:30 p.m.+

FOX

Sunday, December 31

Arizona Cardinals

1:00 p.m.+

FOX

TBD*

at New York Giants

TBD

TBD

Schedule Highlights:

  • Philadelphia has five scheduled primetime contests for the second year in a row. The Eagles have appeared in the second-most primetime games (99, tied) in the NFL dating back to 2000.

  • Philadelphia will travel to Kansas City in Week 11 for a rematch of Super Bowl LVII on Monday Night Football. It then hosts an NFC Championship rematch vs. San Francisco in Week 13.

  • A national audience will once again be treated to an Eagles-Cowboys matchup in Week 14 on Sunday Night Football. With the exception of a nationally televised 2014 Thanksgiving afternoon contest, the division rivals have squared off in primetime every season since 2007.

  • In Week 16, Philadelphia will take on the New York Giants on Christmas at Lincoln Financial Field. This marks the Eagles’ first Christmas game since facing the Raiders at home in 2017.

Top three reasons why the Eagles will win Super Bowl 57

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles are hoping to win the franchise’s second Super Bowl when they battle the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Coming into this game, the Eagles are favored by 1.5 points.

Here are three reasons why the Eagles will win Super Bowl 57.

Eagles’ pass rush:

The Eagles get after the quarterback at a high level. In the regular season, they led the NFL with 70 sacks, and in two games in the playoffs, they’ve had eight sacks and knocked out two quarterbacks. The Eagles are the only NFL team to have four different players – Haason Reddick (16.0), Brandon Graham (11.0), Javon Hargrave (11.0) and Josh Sweat (11.0) (all career highs for everyone) – record 10.0+ sacks in the same season

This pass rush, led by Reddick, will test Patrick Mahomes’ injured ankle, and if the Eagles do what they’ve done all season long, Mahomes will be under duress. 

In addition, Philadelphia has the number one pass defense in the NFL and have allowed only 14 points in these playoffs.

Brown and Smith:

This season, Eagles wide receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith combined for 183 receptions with 2692 yards and 18 touchdowns. They were a dynamic duo and maybe the best wide receiver tandem in the NFL.

Interestingly, Kansas City has allowed the most receiving touchdowns(33). In addition, Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is a stud and is a big part of Philly’s passing game.

Expect Brown and Smith to get their yards on Sunday.

Jalen Hurts:

When you talk about Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts(35 combined touchdowns), it’s not what he does with his arm(22 TD passes); it’s what he does with his legs(13 rushing touchdowns) and how he impacts the running game.

The Eagles have rushed 488 yards(4.7 ypc) and seven touchdowns in the playoffs. The offensive line is excellent, and the running backs are solid, but Hurts makes it all go.

The chip has been on his shoulder for a long time, and he’s played in many big games at Alabama and Oklahoma. The Super Bowl is more significant than all those games, but he’s built for this moment.

Prediction:

Kansas City has league MVP Patrick Mahomes, and he’s special. They get after the quarterback(55 sacks this season). Furthermore, experience is on their side(Andy Reid’s fourth Super Bowl and Mahomes’ third Super Bowl), but the Eagles have the most complete team in football, and if Philadelphia protects the ball and plays a clean game, they win Super Bowl 57.

Eagles win 34-20; Hurts is named Super Bowl MVP.

Eagles fall to Saints, but still should have no issues securing the top spot in NFC

The Philadelphia Eagles(13-3) had an opportunity to wrap up the NFC East and get the number one seed in NFC on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints(7-9) at Lincoln Financial Field.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, they played one of their worst games of the season on offense(season-low 10 points) and fell to New Orleans 20-10.

The Eagles have their first two-game losing streak of the season but can still clinch the number one seed and division with a win over the Giants at the Linc next week.

Gardner Minshew made his second consecutive start for the injured Jalen Hurts(shoulder), and at times, he struggled, and the Eagles’ offense struggled.

Last week, against the Cowboys, Minshew helped the Eagles score 27 points on offense as he threw three touchdowns, but he had two interceptions. This week, he was 18/32 for 274 yards, a touchdown, and an interception.

Philadelphia had four three-and-outs to start the game, and Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said the Minshew and offense were not at their best against the Saints.

“Obviously, he’s going to want plays back,” Sirianni said about Minshew. “We’re all going to want plays back, right? I’ll have to look at the tape right there. “Obviously, 23(Lattimore) made a good play on the interception in a critical time on that one. I’ll look at what that really looked like up close. I don’t want to comment yet. Obviously, it wasn’t Gardner’s best game, and it wasn’t our best game as an offense. Not even close, right?

“Gardner is capable of playing better. We’re capable of coaching better, and we are capable of playing better as an entire unit.”

The backbreaker for the Eagles was the pick-6 by Marshon Lattimore in the fourth that gave New Orleans their only points in the second half and put the game away.

A.J. Brown was the target on the interception, and according to Brown, who caught four passes for 97 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown reception, he tried to tell Minshew that New Orleans had changed their coverage on the play.

“It was initially a press [coverage],” Brown said. “I was trying to get [Eagles QB] Gardner’s [Minshew] attention to look up, but he never looked back at me. [Saints CB Marshon Lattimore] actually caught it right out, and he basically doubled me on the play.”

Here’s how Minshew explained the play:

“We ran that same play earlier and it was the same coverage and they made a great adjustment to jump the route,” he said. “I should have seen that leverage when we made the motion. I assumed since it was the same coverage, [Saints CB Marshon Lattimore] was going to play it the same, but he made a great adjustment and made the play to beat us.”

Despite the loss, Brown says there’s no pressure on the Eagles.

“There’s still no pressure,” he said. “We’ve got to go out and play ball. We’ve got to go out and execute. Today was just unacceptable.”

Now, the Eagles have to hope they can get Hurts back against the Giants, and according to Sirianni, he’s close to returning.

“He was close this week,” Sirianni said. “Obviously, we will take it one day at a time. I mean, for me to say right now and today that, yeah, Jalen is playing or, no, he is not playing, I don’t think is fair to anybody because so many things can happen in a week. We’re going to have to evaluate and see where he is. Nothing changes in that aspect of it. His health is the No. 1 priority, and not putting him in a position that is going to risk his health.

“We’ll evaluate that as the week goes. Obviously, if he’s ready to go, he’ll play.”

It’s clear that the Eagles need Hurts to be on the field for this offense to flourish. At this point, Hurts is the system! In reality, barring a collapse, the Eagles should be able to get the top spot in the NFC. Their Week 18 opponent, the Giants, who clinched a playoff berth on Sunday, have nothing to play for as they are locked into the sixth seed, so they might only play a few of their starters, which bodes well for Philadelphia.

Notes:

Following a seven-sack performance on Sunday (2nd-highest total this season), Philadelphia has now totaled a team-record 67 sacks. Only four teams have posted more sacks in NFL single-season history – the 1984 Bears (72), 1989 Vikings (71), 1987 Bears (70) and 1985 Giants (68).

The Eagles are the first team since 1982 to post six-plus sacks in five consecutive games.

Eagles get win number 13 in Chicago

Win number 13 was not a masterpiece for the Philadelphia Eagles, but it was a win as they defeated the Chicago Bears 25-20 at a cold and windy Soldier Field on Sunday.

With the win, Jalen Hurts(24 years, 133 days) is the youngest quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to a 13-1 start. 

At times, the Eagles offense struggled. They had three turnovers, including two Hurts’ interceptions. Those turnovers kept the Bears in the game.

Despite the turnovers, Hurts made some big plays: he completed 22-of-37 passing for 315 yards and added 61 yards rushing on 17 attempts with three touchdowns. Hurts became the second quarterback since the 1970 merger to have multiple three-plus rushing touchdown performances in their career.

Hurts battled the cold and won. 

“I think early in the game, personally, I really couldn’t feel my hands,” Hurts said. “It was very cold, didn’t really have good vision on the field, personally. Just a lot of different things going on. I think to be able to persevere through that, that’s not something that was done by myself.”

It wasn’t all Hurts; he got some help from his weapons. A.J. Brown led all receivers with nine catches for a career-high 181 yards, while DeVonta Smith hauled in five catches for 126 yards.

Those guys made big plays throughout, and Brown came up huge when the Eagles needed him the most. In the fourth quarter, and the Eagles leading 17-13, Hurts connected with Brown on a 68-yard completion that set up Philly’s final touchdown. After the Bears cut the lead to 25-20, Hurts connected with Brown on a 12-yard completion that allowed the Eagles to run out the clock.

Again, this was not a pretty win for the Eagles, but they did what they needed to do, and now, they get ready for their big showdown in Dallas against the Cowboys on Christmas Eve.

 

Eagles’ Graham: ‘At the end of the day, the ultimate thing is to get a ring’

The Philadelphia Eagles(12-1) not only beat the New York Giants(7-5-1) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, but they also beat them down. 

Philadelphia jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first half and led 24-7 at halftime. After a Jalen Hurts 10-yard touchdown run, the Eagles led 34-14 at the end of three quarters. Ultimately, the Eagles would rout the Giants 48-22. With the win, the Eagles became the first team in the NFL to clinch a playoff berth this season.

Hurts shined again for the Eagles as he was 21/31 for 217 yards and two touchdowns, and he rushed for 77 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Running back Miles Sanders had a career-high 144 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Sanders also went over 1,000 yards rushing on Sunday for the first time in his career.

In total, Philly rushed for 253 yards. In short, the Eagles did anything they wanted on offense. On defense, they had six sacks, which gives them, 13.0 sacks in the last two weeks, and in those two games, the Eagles have outscored their opponents 83-32.

“I think that we’ve got really good players on this team, we’ve got really good coaches on this team, and we’ve shown these last three weeks that we keep getting better,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said after the win. “That’s just got to be the goal here, and that’s how we go about our goals during the week.”

Like Sirianni, Hurts wants the team to focus on getting better.

“It’s good that we prepared in a way that we have been able to execute at a high level,” Hurt said. “We just want to continue to do that. That’s the name of the game. Never get too high; never get too low. Just stay true to what’s important and keep the main thing, the main thing. The main thing for me is the daily deposits. Chasing the growth, Putting the work in, and being consistent. I think that’s our main thing as a team as well.”

Eagles DE Brandon Graham, who had a career-high tying three sacks on Sunday, and was a part of the 2017 Super Bowl team, says things are great now, but it’s all about winning a title.

“At the end of the day, the ultimate thing is to get a ring,” he said. “I’ll just say it’s a great season so far. Let’s just stay focused on the task at hand, and that’s getting that ring.”

To Graham’s point, the season has been great after 13 games, but none of this matters if the Eagles don’t win a Super Bowl. 

The journey continues next week in Chicago against the Bears.

Notes:

-A.J. Brown, who finished with four catches for 70 yards and a touchdown went over 1,000 receiving yards on Sunday.

Brown(10 TDs) and Sanders(11 TDs) are the second Eagles duo to reach 1,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns each, joining Ricky Watters (1,411 yards, 13 TDs) and Irving Fryar (1,195, 11 TDs) in 1996.

-Josh Sweat and Haason Reddick each reached milestones during New York’s first series.

Sweat tied his single-season career high in sacks (7.5, also 2021) when he brought down Giants QB Daniel Jones on first-and-10 for a 7-yard loss on the opening drive.

Reddick sacked Jones on third-and-17 to force a New York punt, marking his 10th QB takedown of the season. Reddick, who has double-digit sacks in three consecutive years, became the first Eagle to reach 10+ sacks since Fletcher Cox in 2018 (10.5).

Reddick is the first NFL player with 10+ sacks in three straight years with three different teams (12.5 with Arizona in 2020; 11.0 with Carolina in 2021).

-Punter Arryn Siposs(ankle), Reed Blankenship(knee) went out in the first half and did not return, and Lane Johnson(abdominal injury) left late in the game.

Eagles’ Sirianni on win over Titans: ‘That was a pretty complete game for us’

In last week’s win over the Green Bay Packers, the Philadelphia Eagles(11-1) ran for 363 yards. Hurts had a team-record 157 yards rushing. The running game led the way for Philadelphia.

This week, against the Titans(7-5), Hurts and the Eagles found a different way to win. Hurts was 29/39 for 380 yards and four touchdowns, including one on the ground, as Philadelphia rolled over the Titans 35-10 at Lincoln Financial Field to move to 11-1.

“Nothing good ever gets done if every man doesn’t do their job and dominate their box, and that’s what we strive to do. I come up here, and I give these analogies about steakhouses or whatever, but that’s our reality,” Hurts said after the win. “We work really hard, and we prepare really hard, and sometimes it just looks different. Regardless of how we’re attacking a defense, we just want to execute in whatever it is we’re doing.”

The offense scored 35 points and had 453 yards of total offense. Conversely, the defense was relentless as they recorded six sacks, held the Titans to 209 total yards, and limited Derrick Henry to just 30 yards on 11 carries.

However, Philadelphia did have 12 penalties, despite that, the Eagles played a complete game for the first time this season.

“Obviously, we played well at every phase of this game: offense, defense, and special teams. Offensively, we have things we have to clean up, some pre-snap penalties,” Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said. “So, we’ll get better from that. There are some ways we can do that and clean that up. I have to do a better job coaching it, and we’ll clean that up.

“But that was a pretty complete game for us, and I think that is a really good football team. I have a lot of respect for the players and coaches over there, and I just think that is a good football team.”

A subplot of this game was A.J. Brown going against his former team. Brown got revenge after catching five passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns; the two touchdown receptions were 40 and 29 yards.

“This one meant a lot to me,” Brown said. “Early on, I had mixed emotions about the trade and everything, and I’d be lying to you to say I didn’t circle this game.”

Before his first touchdown, Brown appeared to have caught a touchdown, but he was ruled out of bounds. On the next play, after a collision with Titans corner Kristian Fulton, Brown broke wide open and Hurts connected with him to give the Eagles a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.

“Yeah, I think that was huge,” Brown said of the touchdown. “I just think that shows the faith [Eagles QB Jalen Hurts] has in me. Just to come right back to me. I had regular out, but Jalen told me when I was leaving the huddle, he said, ‘pump it.’ So, I was like, ‘let’s do it.’”

Regarding the defense, they held Titans running back Derrick Henry in check, which, according to Eagles DE Brandon Graham, was the defense’s attitude coming into the game.

I felt like everyone’s attitude was to stop [Titans RB] Derrick [Henry]. That is all we kept hearing. That is what they are going to do. They are going to run the ball, screen us, and play quick ball with play-action and deep shots. That is exactly what we got, and I feel like we started from the jump with meeting them at the line and making tackles.”

The Eagles hope to keep the winning going next Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Giants.

Notes: 

Philadelphia (363 rushing on 11/27/22 vs. Green Bay; 386 passing on 12/4/22 vs. Tennessee) is the first NFL team to throw for 350+ yards after rushing for 350+ yards the previous week since the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders (356 rushing on 11/30/87; 360 passing on 12/6/87).

Overall, the Eagles produced 453 total yards (386 passing; 67 rushing), marking the second time this season that they registered 450+ total yards in consecutive games (also 9/11/22-9/19/22). Philadelphia is one of only three NFL teams to have at least 4 games with 450+ total yards this year, joining Kansas City (5) and Miami (4).

The Eagles have scored 35+ points in back-to-back games for the first time since 11/5/17-11/19/17 (also 2).