The deadly duo of DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown place the Eagles atop this NFC East wide receiver power ranking.
After losing their first game of the regular-season campaign, the Philadelphia Eagles have bounced back, looking more impressive with each passing week. They have beaten the Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans in consecutive weeks. Philly’s trio of Batmen (A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Quez Watkins) have all reached the end zone at some point during the stretch.
In Week 12 and Week 13, Jalen Hurts outdueled Aaron Rodgers (while Aaron was on the field), and A.J. Brown beat up on his former team, the Tennessee Titans. Philadelphia has racked up 523 passing yards during that time
Unlike the three other teams in the division, who seemingly have to rely heavily on one wide receiver, Jalen Hurts can spread the wealth around, but his favorite targets without Dallas Goedert in the lineup have been DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown. He’s looked for them frequently these past two weeks. Brown was been targeted 16 times, and Smith has been targeted 17 times in Weeks 12 and 13.
Opposing defenses are having a hard time slowing those guys down when they get hot, and even though he was injured in Week 13, Quez Watkins has come on strong as of late. When he and Dallas Goedert are reinserted into the lineup, they’ll return to a better offense than the one they remember.
Philadelphia looks to stay hot and win their fourth straight game as they head to New York to take on the Giants this Sunday.