Philadelphia Eagles: 5 Studs and 5 duds from Week 1’s loss

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Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles
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. Cameron Johnston, punter. . player. 54. .

No Philadelphia Eagles fans, it isn’t sexy, but Philly’s punter did his job.

The punt just might be the most boring play in football, that and the extra point, unless of course, someone fields the punt and takes it to ‘the house’. Even still, Philly’s punter did his job, constantly flipping the field for a team that was struggling on offense.

In Week 1, Cameron Johnston averaged just under 54 yards per boot and placed three of his five punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. You can’t ask for much more than that.

. Jalen Reagor, wide receiver. . player. 54. .

He only had one catch, but it went for 55 yards and bailed Philly out of a third and long situation. It also led to points. Later, he’d beat another defender deep and Carson Wentz overthrew him, but for those of you are paying attention, Philly has something here.

Oh, and meanwhile, Justin Jefferson had two catches for 26 yards with the Minnesota Vikings. An honorable mention also goes to Greg Ward, who only averaged a little over six yards per reception but caught five passes for 31 yards.

. . Darius Slay, cornerback. . player. 54.

Darius Slay’s first test in Eagles green led to some very positive results. He basically made Terry Mclaurin a non-factor. That’s why he’s here, and he proved to be up to the task in Week 1.

Rodney McLeod, safety. . player. 54. . .

It was an impressive debut for Rodney Mcleod as an Eagles team captain. He led the team in tackles, sticking his head in on eigh (six of which were solo) and breaking up a pass in coverage. Dwayne Haskins might have another touchdown on his stat line had it not been for Mcleod’s efforts.

. . . Dallas Goedert, tight end. . player. 54

No. this isn’t your opportunity to yell that Dallas Goedert is ready to take over for Zach Ertz. In all honesty, had it not been for Ertz taking the coverage away, Goedert might not have had the opportunities that he did.

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You still can’t argue with eight snags for 101 yards and a trip to the end zone. Philly may want to keep both Goedert and Ertz on the field together all year. ’88’ is off to a nice start.