All-world Philadelphia Eagles receiver A.J. Brown needed 125 yards receiving to set an NFL record. He collected 130. He also hauled in two phenomenal highlight-reel catches along the way en route to setting a new standard in the NFL.
Another impressive day by a man who is truly 'Always Open' places the Birds at 7-1 on the season. It also moves Number 11 into some rare air that he now breathes singularly.
A.J. Brown rewrites the NFL record books. Most importantly, the Eagles earn a hard-fought victory.
A.J. Brown entered Week 8 sharing a record with Pat Studstill and Calvin Johnson, the most consecutive games with at least 125 yards receiving (five). A sixth straight in Week 8 now means that record is Brown's and Brown's alone.
The stat line. Eight targets... Eight receptions... 130 yards receiving... 16.3 yards per reception... Two TD receptions. Here's what's most important. Philly earned the victory.
It wasn't easy. The Eagles fell in a 14-3 hole early. The defense had a difficult time defending Sam Howell, nut players made big plays when their team needed them to.
DeVonta Smith shook loose to haul in a TD catch to even the score in the second half. Reed Blankenship nabbed an interception to set the Birds up in scoring position. Julio Jones turned the clock back by making a contested catch in the end zone. Haason Reddick slammed the door shut when needed on an important Commanders drive.
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Philly completes the season sweep of a divisional rival. Next up on the slate is a Week 9 home date versus another. The Dallas Cowboys visit the NovaCare Complex on Sunday, November 5th at 4:25 p.m. EST.
The Birds have lost once, but this is an important divisional game early as a loss will drop Philly to 7-2 on the season before their bye. Dallas sits at 5-2 after having enjoyed their bye in Week 6.