For many of us, it was easy to agree on how the Week 1 script would play out when the Philadelphia Eagles traveled to the Motor City to tackle (pun intended) the Detroit Lions for Week 1 of the 2022-2023 NFL regular season. Most thought a scrappy Lions would team would get out of the gates quickly and punch the Birds in the mouth but the overall talent will carry Philly to victory.
That’s exactly what happened as Detroit got out to a 7-0 head start before Philly hung 21 points on them in the second quarter. The Lions closed the margin to 21-14 with a nice drive before a bomb to A.J. Brown from Jalen Hurts and a subsequent field goal by Jake Elliott pushed the margin to ten points before halftime.
Two Eagles entering the season with a lot on the line combine for a couple of highlight-reel moments.
If we haven’t learned anything else, we’ve learned that fourth-year tailback Miles Sanders won’t endure the end-zone shutout that he suffered through a season ago. After failing to reach the end zone once as a rusher or receiver in 2021, the second offensive score of the new season belongs to him.
Check this one out.
Just in case you’re keeping score, that’s Miles Sanders’ first touchdown since Week 15 of the 2020 season. The defense came up big a few moments later.
This one’s pretty. A nice pass deflection by Kyzir White wound up in the hands of James Bradberry, and the 2020 Pro Bowler did the rest.
Two Philadelphia Eagles with a lot of attention being paid to them, Miles Sanders and James Bradberry, combine for a couple of highlights in Week 1. They’re both playing with the hope of landing an extension. If they keep these types of efforts going, they’ll put themselves in a position to earn one, whether that be in Philadelphia or somewhere else.