The Philadelphia Eagles‘ two-game losing streak in road games versus the New York Giants is over. Sure, they earned a measure of revenge last year by smacking Big Blue around during a 34-10 blowout victory in Week 16. Sure, the Birds have taken 23 of the last 30 meetings versus the rivals, but they also haven’t beaten the G-Men at MetLife Stadium since December 29th of 2019. Hey, don’t blame us. When your team owns a rival, you’ll use anything as motivation.
Week 14’s phenomenal showing by our beloved Eagles gave us much to discuss. The offensive line continues to prove it’s the NFL’s best. Philly’s 23 rushing touchdowns on the season is the highest total this franchise has ever produced. Their quarterback, Jalen Hurts, is the first offensive signal-caller in league history to rush for ten TDs in back-to-back seasons.
Nick Sirianni may not toss out game balls after every win, but we sure as heck do. Forgive us if we throw out too many.
Philadelphia Eagles Week 14 game balls following their 48-22 win over New York.
We have stats on stats on stats after watching the Birds vanquish their long-time rivals by a 48-22 margin. Here are some of the stars of another fantastic performance by the NFL’s best team.
Jalen Hurts, quarterback
It was another day at the office for QB1. His aforementioned rushing TD was part of a 77-yard-rushing performance. He also completed 21 of 37 passes for 217 yards and tossed two more TDs. That earned him a rating of 109.2 and an 85.5 QBR.
A.J. Brown/DeVonta Smith, wide receivers
Well, you can’t throw TD scores if the guys on the other side of the toss don’t haul the pass in. A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith combined for 134 yards receiving on nine receptions. Both caught TD passes, and DeVonta came dangerously close to catching a second.
Hurts’ toss to Smith was a thing of beauty.
Miles Sanders, running back
Every stat compiled by Miles Sanders adds to personal bests now. His 144 yards rushing and two TD runs helped bring his season totals to 1,068 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Both are career highs.
Jake Elliott, kicker/punter… Yeah, baby!
Jake Elliott moved past the 600-point threshold in Week 14. He was a perfect six for six on his extra-point attempts, and he converted both of his field-goal tries. He also registered a 35-yard punt following an unfortunate injury to Arryn Siposs.
Brandon Graham, defensive end
The living legend that is Brandon Graham continues what’s been a satisfying Eagles career. He turned the clock back in this one, recording three quarterback sacks and forcing a fumble.
Marcus Epps/Avonte Maddox, safety, cornerback
Marcus Epps and the returning Avonte Maddox finished first and second in total and solo tackles respectively, combining for 15 total stops. Epps even added a TFL (tackle for loss). Cut a game ball in half, and give it to these guys.
The Eagles’ pass rush
You’ll never hear anyone complain about a seven-sack performance. That is when your team racks up seven sacks. When Philly gets on a roll, it’s a thing of beauty.
B.G., Philly’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, led the way with three as mentioned earlier. Fletcher Cox, Milton Williams, Josh Sweat, and Haason Reddick also got in on the act with a sack a piece.