Eagles film study: Highlighting a trio of failed red-zone plays during Philly's Week 5 win

The Eagles' red-zone inefficiency was again highlighted in their Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams. Here's what went wrong.
A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles
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Jalen Hurts throws an interception on a TD pass attempt to A.J. Brown (3rd Quarter, 1st-and-10 from the 20-yard line)

We’ve seen quarterback Jalen Hurts make this throw a thousand times. He throws a fade that hits A.J. Brown on the boundary of the endzone. Brown had his defender right where he wanted him in order to make a physical catch, but the ball was underthrown by about four yards.

This gave the cornerback a pretty good shot at the interception and he made a good play by grabbing the ball and performing the toe-tap before landing out of bounds, giving the Rams possession of the ball and their own first-and-ten scenario. 

Two things could have happened here. This could have been a bad ball, or this could have involved miscommunication. Hurts may not have put enough on the ball, or A.J. may have taken his route too deeply. Either way, this play never really had a chance at being successful.

It’s not Jalen's first underthrown deep ball to Brown. This also occurred in Week 4 against the Washington Commanders. A.J. had to break up a would-be interception on that play.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case here. This one will count as an interception for Jalen. We're certain this one was a topic of conversation in film study.