Reasons for the Eagles enjoying a faster start than seen in years past

A.J. Brown, #11, Devonta Smith, #6, Miles Sanders, #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
A.J. Brown, #11, Devonta Smith, #6, Miles Sanders, #26, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /
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: C.J. Gardner-Johnson #23 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The 2022 Eagles defense is putting fear into the hearts of opposing offenses through six games.

Philadelphia’s general manager Howie Roseman is looking smarter as each week of the current NFL season passes. Most of his recent additions to the offense and defense have contributed to this six-game winning streak that has started the season.

Opposing quarterbacks aren’t finding any comfort in the pocket whenever the Eagles are on the schedule. Neither are their coordinators. The Eagles’ defenders are making life tough on every signal-caller they face, and through six weeks of action, they’ve already tallied 17 sacks.

It wasn’t the same story last season through Week 6. The Birds only had 11 sacks to their name during that time.

Something else that the Eagles are doing well is forcing turnovers. Try Another thing this 2022 defense has been good at is getting turnovers, as they have forced nine fumbles (five were recovered). They’ve also snagged nine interceptions through Week 6.

Five of the nine interceptions have come from offseason acquisitions C.J. Gardner-Johnson and James Bradberry. Linebacker Haason Reddick has been making a giant impact as well. He has three forced fumbles on the year.

Turnovers were hard to come by for the Birds last year as they only had one forced fumble and five interceptions through six games at this same point a year ago.

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In recent years, the Eagles have started slow. That’s no longer the case. The mix of high-character veterans and talented young players have them as the last sole remaining undefeated team in the NFL. This won’t last forever, but it’s good to see the Eagles playing competitive ball.