Extra, extra! Read all about it! The Philadelphia Eagles are beginning to look like... well... the Philadelphia Eagles. The first half of their Monday night clash versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has produced highlight-reel moment after highlight-reel moment.
Britain Covey cranked everyone up with an electric 52-yard return, one that was, without question, the best of his career so far. Two of Philly's young guns, Olamide Zaccheaus and Reed Blankenship have determined that they won't be outdone by their buddy.
Take one more look at Olamide Zaccheaus' first touchdown reception for the Eagles AND Reed Blankenship's first interception of the campaign.
We have determined that, after the Eagles elected to rest their starters throughout the entire preseason, that those first games are now to be viewed as the official preseason for the Philly's starters.
That's our story. We're sticking with it.
The Birds will, no doubt, find fault with their performance, but with one half in the books, they have certainly played their best half of football so far in this young NFL season.
All one can ask is that a team's best players make plays when given the opportunity. Some of the role players are doing work too.
Credit Sydney Brown with a HUGE pass breakup in the end zone. Jalen Carter is punching the ball out. You also have to credit Jalen Hurts and Olamide Zaccheaus.
They combined for a beautiful scoring strike, Zaccheaus' first with Philly. Reed Blankenship racked a nice interception on the next defensive series. Check both of those plays out.
There isn't much to be said after that. As you might imagine, that didn't stop Eagles Nation from sharing a few thoughts on X, a.k.a. the platform formerly known as Twitter.
Rumors of the Eagles' demise have been grossly overexaggerated. Something tells us this team will be fine!