The Eagles hosted the Dolphins for a huge Sunday night matchup. A matchup that had so much backstory to it, you could write a hit series about it. Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa went at it with their history together building up the match alongside the return of the Eagles’ Kelly Green jerseys. Both QBs had great moments throughout the game.
Tua was hitting his receiver at ease but the Eagles defense found ways to force the dolphins out. From stopping the run to containing the high-speed passing game.
Jalen Hurts and the offense got out to a decent start but the offense stalled out towards the end of the first half. It seemed at times the lack of identity haunted them on every down. Hurts looked reserved at times while D’Andre Swift had great moments.
The offense found a way to distribute the ball to all of their playmakers as Dallas Goedert had over 70 receiving yards while DeVonta Smith had some big moments for 49 yards. A.J. Brown also tied Calvin Johnson’s streak with five games in a row with 125+ receiving yards.
The Eagles’ defense caught many people by surprise. Sean Desai has done a tremendous job with this unit and Sunday night proved that while the lights were at their brightest. From the aggressive defensive line that saw Haason Reddick, Jordan Davis, Josh Sweat and even Nolan Smith terrorize the Dolphins backfield.
The biggest moment of the game came in the fourth quarter when the Eagles went for it on 4th and 1 on their territory twice. The brotherly shove came in handy as it is still the most unstoppable play in all of football. They received the ball at the 9-minute mark after a big interception by Darius Slay and milked the clock as the offense continued to have their way after finding their rhythm in the third quarter.
Eagles finish them off…on to the next
After draining nearly six and a half minutes off of the clock, the Eagles scored on a rushing play by Kenny Gainwell and extended their lead to 31-17. Philadelphia would go on to defeat the Dolphins and bounce back from a tough loss against the Jets. The Birds are now 6-1 on the season and will now head to FedEx Field to play the Commanders in week 8.
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