DeVonta Smith’s best games of his brilliant 1,000-yard Eagles season
Eagles wideout DeVonta Smith officially hit the 1,000-yard threshold during Week 16, and no one is surprised.
For the first time in their history, the Philadelphia Eagles have two wide receivers who have eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving. DeVonta Smith etched his name on the list during a 40-34 loss versus the Dallas Cowboys. A.J. Brown did so during a 38-22 victory over the New York Giants.
There is just something about this Eagles team. They’ve been very impressive on both sides of the ball as three defenders have tallied double-digit sacks (and Brandon Graham is well on his way to joining them) while Miles Sanders has eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing. That is the first time that he’s done so in his career.
No one should be surprised about the success that Smith is having. He was pretty close to hitting the bullseye last year. The tenth-overall selection in 2021’s NFL Draft, Smith tallied 916 receiving yards (a rookie franchise record) while averaging 14.3 yards per catch and reaching the end zone on five different occasions. He also racked up 100 yards receiving twice during the campaign.
Through the first 16 weeks of the current campaign, Smith has added 1,014 receiving yards and seven TDs to his resume while averaging 12.8 yards per catch. He’s gone over 100 yards receiving four times.
DeVonta has two more games to add to his outstanding total, and if he duplicates any of the following efforts, we’re in for an outstanding show down the stretch or in the postseason or both.