Eagles own NFC East but Santa has also been nice to their rivals

Philadelphia Eagles fan dressed as Santa. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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The well-rounded Eagles earned the best present from Santa this season.

Philadelphia was expected to be good this year, but nobody predicted they would dominate on both sides of the ball this year as they have. Few, this offseason, saw them occupying residency as the best team in the NFL.

So how did the Eagles arrive at the league’s best 13-1 record? The answer is a simple one. They have racked up the second-highest point total (29.4) behind only the Kansas City Chiefs.

Jalen Hurts continued to work on his game during the most recent offseason, and it has shown. He has tallied a 67.3 completion percentage and 3,472 passing yards with 22 touchdowns versus only five interceptions. As a bonus, he has also rushed for 747 yards and 13 touchdowns. When you hear your name in an MVP race with Patrick Mahomes, that’s a sign that he is having a monster year.

It also didn’t hurt that Jalen’s best friend, wide receiver A.J. Brown, joined the team and gave Philly the big-bodied wide receiver they were lacking. Brown entered Week 16 ranked fifth in the league in receiving yards (1,201). He’s tied with Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs for the league’s highest TD total (ten).

The former Tennessee Titan hasn’t been the only Eagles wide receiver causing fits for opponents as DeVonta Smith is closing in on a 1,000-yard receiving season. He enters Week 16 with 901 yards on the tally. He also has five touchdown receptions this season to his credit.

Also, we cannot forget running back Miles Sanders. He’s been healthy this year, and the Birds have reaped the benefits. He’s eclipsed the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time this season (1,110 yards rushing with 11 rushing touchdowns).