Eagles game balls following their Week 3 win versus the Commanders

A.J. Brown #11, DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown #11, DeVonta Smith #6, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) /

Here’s another tip of the cap for the Eagles’ offense.

Much will be made of another quiet second half, but come on. Can we spend some time talking about that first 30 minutes?

DeVonta Smith, wide receiver

When DeVonta Smith was shut out in the first game of the season, no one that knows anything about this team was worried. Week 1 just happened to be A.J. Brown’s day.

We knew DeVonta’s opportunities would come. He had a nice showing in Week 2 and then balled out on a short week. Try eight receptions for 169 yards and a Randy Moss-style touchdown on for size. This offense is coming into its own, and the same can be said about the former Heisman Trophy winner.

Grant Calcaterra, tight end

Grant Calcaterra was a scratch for the first two games of the season as the Eagles coaching staff went the route of elevating undrafted rookie free agent Noah Togiai from the practice squad to the active roster. In Week 3, sixth-rounder Grant Calcaterra got an opportunity, and he made good on his chance, snagging his only target and dashing down the sideline for a 40-yard gain.

We’re excited about this guy. With proper coaching, he could be a monster for years.

A.J. Brown, wide receiver

Another week brought with it another solid showing by the Eagles’ offense and their all-star wideout, A.J. Brown. In Week 3, Number 11 hauled in five receptions for 85 yards. He also scored his first touchdown as a member of the Eagles.

Something tells us that more is coming.

Jalen Hurts, quarterback

All of the success we’ve seen from these talented pass catchers can’t happen without QB1 giving them the opportunity. If you didn’t notice, Jalen Hurts didn’t run as often this week. He elected instead to give his supporting cast the opportunity to make plays.

In all, QB1 tallied 20 yards on nine carries, and he outplayed the Eagles’ former franchise signal-caller to the tune of 22 completions on 35 attempts, 340 yards passing, three touchdowns, and a rating of 123.5.