Saluting several Eagles that brought the hammer versus the Commanders in Week 8

It wasn't a perfect performance, but the Eagles won. We're here to tip our caps to some of Week 8's stars.
DeVonta Smith #6, A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith #6, A.J. Brown #11, Philadelphia Eagles / Jess Rapfogel/GettyImages
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Haason Reddick and Reed Blankenship played a little hero ball in big moments.

It's hard to find much to celebrate when the defense surrenders 26 first downs, 31 points, and 472 offensive yards. Thankfully this Eagles team employs Haason Reddick and Reed Blankenship.

4. Haason Reddick, EDGE/linebacker

Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles
Haason Reddick, Philadelphia Eagles / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

No one slams the door shut like Haason Reddick. Fourth down... Philly needs a stop. Call on one of the best pass rushers in the business.

5. Reed Blankenship, safety

Reed Blankenship, Philadelphia Eagles
Reed Blankenship, Philadelphia Eagles / Patrick Smith/GettyImages

Reed Blankenship enjoyed a trial by fire in Week 8. As was the case with his football team, it wasn't always pretty. This may have been the worst game of his career so far, but he came up huge when his team needed a stop.

Reed's fourth-quarter interception set up the go-ahead score. Check this one out, and appreciate the beauty.

6. Bonus mention: Julio Jones, wide receiver

Julio Jones, Philadelphia Eagles
Julio Jones, Philadelphia Eagles / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

We never thought we'd be talking about TD passes from Jalen Hurts to Julio Jones. What can we say? Life is stranger than Fantasy football sometimes.

Julio's fourth-quarter snare put the Eagles up on the scoreboard for good. It was good to see him find some magic again.

Philly sits atop the NFC. Next up on the schedule is a rival. The Birds welcome the Dallas Cowboys to Lincoln Financial Field next Sunday. That one should get a few football fans to the TV.

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