The Good, Bad and Ugly of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 'Silence of the Rams'

The Eagles are 5-0 on this young NFL season. Now, that we have all had time to refocus, we examine what was good and what wasn't about their 'Silence of the Rams' in Inglewood.
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The Good: The Eagles gain some traction on offense, and the defense earns a second-half shutout.

Mike Tyson once said that "everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face". You can say whatever you want about Iron Mike. Truer words have never been spoken about boxing. Here's the thing. Football kind of works the same way.

Think about it. The Rams took a 14-10 lead with less than one minute remaining in the first half. Philly responded by taking the ensuing kickoff, moving the ball 75 yards in four plays, and punching one in the end zone by way of the 'Brotherly Shove' to take a 17-10 lead into the locker room.

They NEVER looked back from there.

The game was never in doubt during the second half. Philly's defense didn't surrender a single point. L.A. was forced to punt on their first three possessions. Their final two ended in a turnover on downs and with the game clock expiring. Philly's offense impressed as well.

In total, Brian Johnson's unit racked up 454 yards on eight drives and converted 13 of 18 third-down attempts into first downs. A.J. Brown had a day. So did Dallas Goedert. There's a lot to be proud of after this, but there's also much to fix.