Quick Takes: Five takeaways from the Eagles’ 35-13 win over Pittsburgh
The Eagles remain undefeated as they beat down Pittsburgh 35-13 to improve to 7-0, matching their best start in franchise history.
Philadelphia’s offense picked up right where they left off out of the bye, totaling over 400 total yards behind a career day from AJ Brown.
Here are five observations from today’s victory:
AJ Brown: worth every penny
Not that there was any doubt, AJ Brown showed exactly why the Eagles handed him a $100M contract following the trade. Brown caught TD passes of 39, 27, and 29 yards in the first half, becoming the first player since 2004 to record 3 TDs of 25+ yards.
All three TD receptions came off go-routes in double coverage, living up to his “Always Open” moniker. Brown finished the day with six catches for a career-high 156 yards and 3 TDs.
🎥 All 3 of AJ Brown's first-half TDs vs. PIT pic.twitter.com/j5cIC2KDej— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) October 30, 2022
Jalen Hurts revitalizes MVP campaign
- 19/28 — 68% comp
- 285 yards
- 4 TDs, 0 INTs
- 140.6 rating
- 7-0 record
Jalen Hurts’ put himself right back in the MVP conversation with today’s performance and is now the only QB in Eagles history to win ten consecutive regular season games. The Eagles are extending him the first minute they’re able to do so.
Since the Steelers obviously didn’t want to challenge Darius Slay, Kenny Pickett threw at Bradberry for much of the game on Sunday. Aside from the DPI penalty, Bradberry helped hold Pittsburgh’s WR trio to just 80 yards receiving:
- Diontae Johnson: 5 catches, 35 yards
- Chase Claypool: 4 catches, 45 yards
- George Pickens: 0 catches, 0 yards
Pickens went without a catch for the first time in his young career, with Bradberry using his physicality to keep the rookie in check. Bradberry signed a one-year deal in late June to bet on himself; he’s won that bet thus far into the season.
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Jordan Davis sustains injury
Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was carted inside with 3:20 remaining in the first half after suffering a high ankle sprain. The injury will likely sideline Davis for 4-6 weeks; a tough blow for the rookie as he was starting to be used in more 4-man fronts.
Extra rest for Houston
Once Philly built a 22-point lead, Sirianni pulled Hurts and the starters with just under 10 minutes to go. Extended rest is never a bad thing with the Eagles on a short week. Next up, the Texans on Thursday Night Football.
Mandatory Credit: AP Photo | Derik Hamilton