Eagles news: Lane Johnson’s title belt, All-Pro mentions of a different sort

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Three more wins… That’s all we’re looking for. After watching the Philadelphia Eagles win 14 times during the regular season, we still want more. Two wins at Lincoln Financial Field and another at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona will earn the Birds their second Vince Lombardi Trophy. All eyes are on this coaching staff and the wounded members of the NFC’s top-seeded team. All eyes are on Jalen Hurts and Lane Johnson.

You don’t have to convince anyone that Philly’s best chance of winning comes by way of having Number 65 on the field. We won’t bore you with another lesson in statistics or by telling you for the 1,000th time that the Eagles’ record with Lane is much more impressive than their win-loss total without him.

What we will do is repeat what most of you already know. Lane Johnson has chosen to forego surgery on his torn adductor for now and give it a go during the postseason. The questions are about how effective he will be. If you have ever had a core injury of any sort, you know they’re excruciatingly painful. Lane is in good spirits though, recently taking to Twitter to show off his title belt.

Well, if he isn’t stressing, why are we? We’ve said this before. It seemingly bears repeating. Lane Johnson might be an alien.

More Eagles news: Three of Philadelphia’s stars earn All-Pro mentions

Here’s something else of note. Three of Philadelphia’s stars earned a spot on the first-ever All-Pro Team comprised of player’s votes.

Darius Slay earned a spot at cornerback and was the only Bird on the defensive roster. On offense, two proud graduates of Stoutland University earned their mention, center Jason Kelce and right tackle Lane Johnson. Take a look at the full roster.

Now, that’s fairly interesting. It’s always intriguing to see how NFL stars rank one another. This one was released by the NFL Players Association. We have one complaint. We would have enjoyed seeing a second and third team as well.

Oh well. There’s always next season!

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