Sure, we could talk about the ugly first half by our Philadelphia Eagles, but why would we do that? We could talk about Jason Kelce's pair of false starts on that final offensive drive in regulation. After all, they made Jake Elliott's 59-yard field goal more difficult. Why would we do that though? Jake made the field goal, and his teammates did the rest in overtime.
We have seen the complaints. Honestly, we can't figure some of you out. We have come to the conclusion that you just can't make everyone happy. Here's the thing though.
We knew Philly faced a murderer's row that began with a home date versus the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9. We knew there was a bye in Week 10. We knew that stretch from Week 11 (a home date versus the Kansas City Chiefs) to Week 15 ( a road affair versus the Seattle Seahawks) was ugly.
However, we also said, had the Birds walked out of that stretch with a record above .500, that we'd be happy. They've won the first three games of the gauntlet. They're the first NFL team to win ten games this season.
With that being said, we have no idea why some of you are complaining. Do us a favor. Miss us with the negativity.
Here's a tip of the cap to seven Eagles that swung the hammer in Week 12.
The mighty Thor would have been proud. Once again, the Eagles erased a halftime deficit and played the hammer to the Buffalo Bills' nail to improve to 10-1.
This was a total-team win. We'll celebrate this one for a few more hours before we move on to the San Francisco 49ers. Here's a tip of the cap to seven of about 20 or 30 Eagles who deserve one.
1. D'Andre Swift, running back
When the Eagles needed an offensive spark, they looked to their playmakers, and they delivered. D'Andre Swift again put his body on the line and churned out 80 yards on 14 carries and another four yards on a reception.
Philly doesn't win this one without his efforts.
2. A.J. Brown wide receiver
The Eagles overcame a 17-7 second-half deficit for the second time in seven days. A TD toss from Jalen Hurts to A.J. Brown got the scoring started.
Brown finished with five receptions, 37 receiving yards, and that touchdown reception.
Give that one a look below!
3. DeVonta Smith, wide receiver
DeVonta Smith led all receivers in receptions (seven) and receiving yards (106). He also scored a TD. No one climbs the ladder like Smitty. This one was a beauty, and it narrowed the gap to three points.
4. James Bradberry, cornerback
The Bills were able to take advantage of a couple of Eagles turnovers by putting some points on the board. Philly returned the favor in the fourth quarter.
James Bradberry may not be a spring chicken anymore, but his interception led to an Eagles go-ahead score.
5. Jalen Hurts & Olamide Zaccheaus, QB1, WR
Simply put, when you make plays like the one below, you end up on our list of 'hammers'. Jalen Hurts and Olamide Zaccheaus partnered for one of the most beautiful TD passes you'll ever see.
Throw in the added nuggets of this one coming on 3rd and 15 (and putting Philly up on the scoreboard), and this one becomes even more special.
6. Jake Elliott, kicker
We still can't believe it. The Eagles won! They erase another second-half deficit to win in overtime. They wouldn't have gotten there without the heroic efforts of Jake Elliott though.
Come on friends andfamily... You had to know this was coming.
Perhaps DeVonta Smith put it best.
What's that? Oh of course we remembered Jalen Hurts' run to close the show. QB1 finished with three passing TDs and two more on the ground.
Hw sweet it is. We'll see you in Week 13 at Lincoln Financial Field at 4:25 pm EST! The San Francisco 49ers are the next speed bump in our journey!