Philadelphia's wide receiver duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith is truly unstoppable.
During a day where the running game had to be abandoned to some degree as Philly fell into an early hole, Eagles receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith made big plays all day long. Let's first take a look at Smith before we discuss Brown.
Late in the second quarter, Philly's offense was sputtering despite scoring a TD on their opening drive. DeVonta climbed the ladder for a 37-yard reception late in the second quarter. That set the Eagles up for a field goal to trim Washington's lead to seven points before the close of the first half.
Smith came up big again during the overtime period. On a third and long, he held onto a contested ball that was snared in traffic. That reception set Philly up for a game winning field goal attempt. Skinny Batman finished the game with seven catches for 78 yards.
Meanwhile, A.J. Brown led all receivers in the game with nine receptions for 175 yards. He also scored his first two touchdowns of the season. In the third quarter, he had delivered the longest play of the game, a 59 yard catch and TD run to give the Eagles their first lead of the game. It was a momentum changing play to put Philadelphia in control of the contest.
Brown also came up with the go-ahead touchdown catch with less than two minutes remaining in the game. This guy can ask for the ball all that he wants.