Philly's defense showcased their best performance of the Nick Sirianni coaching era.
After allowing both New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones and Minnesota Vikings signal-caller Kirk Cousins to exceed more than 300 yards passing (and combine for five passing TDs) during Week 1 and Week 2, Philly's defense seemingly hit its stride in Week 3. Sean Desai's unit held Tampa's offense to 174 yards. That's the best ever under Nick Sirianni.
Bucs QB Baker Mayfield was limited to just 146 passing yards and one passing touchdown. He also threw an interception. That's the first time that he has thrown one this season.
The Eagles were stout versus the run as well. As a team, Tampa was only able to manage 41 rushing yards on 17 attempts (a 2.4 yards-per-carry average). Defensive tackle Jalen Carter forced a fumble from the grasp of running back Rachaad White. Nicholas Morrow got to White in the end zone on another occasion to produce a safety toward the end of the third quarter.
It was a great showing from the Philadelphia defense. Hopefully, they'll keep the momentum going. The Washington Commanders will provide the next test in Wek 4.