DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown were phenomenal for the Eagles’ offense yet again.
Brown, despite a slow start by his standards, notched a career-high 181 receiving yards. Smith contributed with some big plays and 126 yards of his own, making this the first game this season in which both eclipsed the 100-yard threshold in the same game. Both players routinely found themselves open and made tough catches. It was a joy to watch.
It’s great to see the Eagles’ biggest playmakers show up and make it easier for their quarterback. DeVonta Smith’s 38-yard reception on a third and three scenario late in the first half set up Hurts’ 22-yard rushing TD late in the second quarter. That helped Philly take the lead at halftime.
Later, as the Eagles were trying to close out the game, Brown had a 68-yard reception to set the Eagles up with a first-and-goal scenario. Jalen Hurts’ one-yard score and a successful two-point conversion that followed put the Eagles up by 12 points with four minutes to go. These big plays, among several others, were the difference in a competitive game.