Much has been made about the Philadelphia Eagles now 11-1 record coming off of teams that have personal connections to current players and coaches. Sunday’s dominant 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans was no exception.
Against his former team, and after months of online feuding, AJ Brown dominated Sunday’s contest with two touchdown catches and over 100 yards receiving.
Brown was the latest player or coach for the Eagles to have a revenge game or a connection to the opposing team. Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, Zach Ertz and a plethora of other former players have all played for the Eagles or had connections.
Eagles remain focused
For the Eagles, it’s easy to get lost in the outside talk of a revenge game. But the maturity and professionalism the team displays every week is as important as the wins. Sunday was no exception.
“Human nature is going to take over. You try to not get up and down in games, but I thought he (Brown) handled his business like a pro.” Nick Sirianni told reporters.
Brown acknowledged that the win Sunday “meant a lot to me” but also understood the business side of the NFL. For the Eagles to have the focus be on a game-to-game process shows the important the coaching staff has on the overall roster. It also helps that the Eagles have mature players everywhere.
“Those are type of players they are. We’ve been fortunate to have AJ and Smitty taking advantage when their number is called. Everyone has a role to play. I credit coach Sirianni to drive that message.” Jalen Hurts said after the win.
As the Eagles continue to win football games against players, teams and coaches that they have prior experience with, the maturity to be able to move past the drama off the field is key for any team. The Eagles are clearly a well conceived and focused team.
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