The Good: Philadelphia's defense held the high-powered Dolphins' offensive attack to 244 total yards and 10 points.
If we were to do a deep dive on what we enjoyed about the Eagles' performance, that conversation could go on for hours. We loved the way the Birds bounced back from a third-quarter turnover that evened the game at 17. We absolutely loved the kelly green jerseys. And, who can argue with a win?
If we were to transition into thoughts about the best part of this win though, we'd have to tip the cap to Philly's defense. The student (Sean Desai) definitely got the best of the teacher (Vic Fangio) in this one.
Desai's unit was lights out, coming up big in big spots. Philly's first turnover, a Jalen Hurts fumble, set Miami up in scoring range. The Birds held the Fins to three points rather than seven. A Darius Slay interception to halt another Miami scoring opportunity was equally as huge.
The young guys in the secondary, Eli Ricks and Sydney Brown played almost flawlessly. In total, the Eagles defense tallied four sacks and eight tackles for loss while holding Miami to 244 total yards and ten points. Raise your hands if you saw that coming. We sure as heck didn't!