5 Eagles worth mentioning following a heartbreaking loss to Jets, four who unfortunately fizzled

We tip our caps to a handful of Eagles despite the loss and offer a little tough love to four more.
D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
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A game that had the potential to be an offensive showcase turned out to be a nightmare for the Eagles skill players.

7. Tough love - running back D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift, Philadelphia Eagles
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D'Andre Swift again took center stage again as one of the stars of another impressive offensive effort. He struggled running the ball early (two carries for -2 yards in the first half). Things didn't improve much in the second.

He coughed up a fumble that prevented the Birds from really breaking this one open early. Remember... The score was 14-6. and the Eagles were driving before that happened.

Swift finished with 17 yards on ten carries,

8. Tough love - quarterback Jalen Hurts/WR DeVonta Smith

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles / Dustin Satloff/GettyImages

We show them love when they shine. We have to ask that they step up when they don't, especially seeing as how they're team captains.

Jalen Hurts and DeVonta Smith didn't deliver their best performances in this one despite the Jets being without their best cornerbacks.

QB1 tossed three interceptions and came dangerously close to throwing a fourth. DeVonta didn't look like himself for most of the afternoon.

Both will bounce back. Their best football is ahead of them this season, but this is one they'll stew over for another day or so when they think of the missed opportunities.