AJ Brown shattered expectations yesterday, entered Eagles history books following impressive debut
The Philadelphia Eagles notched a win yesterday against the Lions, winning 38-35 in Detroit.
The game was far from pretty, but that was expected. You don’t even have to take my word for it. Following the win, Lane Johnson didn’t shy away from saying that the game was ugly, but hey, a win is a win and we’ll take it any way we can get it, even more so when it’s Week 1 of the NFL season and the Eagles’ starters barely played in the preseason.
One Philadelphia Eagles player that exceeded all expectations yesterday was AJ Brown.
AJ Brown: What can Brown do for you?
We got our answer to “What Can Brown Do For You?” yesterday.
AJ Brown torched the Lions, to a tune of 10 receptions on 13 targets for 155 yards. Brown averaged 15.5 per reception and was looking like Terrell Owners 2.0 throughout the game.
Browns 155 receiving yards were the most by any wide receiver in an Eagles debut.
Every AJ Brown Reception from Yesterday’s Game
Originally tweeted by Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) on September 11, 2022.
AJ Brown was literally Always Open, living up to his nickname and putting the Eagles offense on his back during week one. Brown was targeted nine more times that any other Eagles receiver and managed to catch seven more passes than the second most productive receiver in Dallas Goedert, who had three receptions for 60 yards.
There will be plenty of time to critique Jalen Hurts, who throughout the game, seemed to only have his eyes set on Brown, but like I’ve said before, it’s only week one and a win is a win, so we’ll see how the offense develops over the next few games and what changes Hurts makes moving forward.
On thing is certain, Hurts needs to find a way to distribute the football and get everyone involved. I think thats a more than fair assessment of yesterday. DeVonta Smith only being targeted four times and coming up with zero catches, while also crushing my +435 Eagles parlay can’t continue.