WATCH: Eagles LB Haason Reddick says constant Titans praise before Week 13 “didn’t sit right with us”
Bulletin board material is a hell of a drug. Especially for the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles, who’ve had to silence critics all season despite holding the best record in the NFL at 11-1.
Entering their Week 13 matchup with Tennessee, the Eagles were constantly reminded of how great Derrick Henry is and how hard it would be to slow him down. Philly’s run defense has been a cause for concern nearly all season. In recent weeks, they’ve been able to shore up that side of the ball. Their strong outing against Tennessee may have been their finest moment yet, holding Henry to just 30 yards on 11 carries.
Pass rusher Haason Reddick, who notched eight pressure and a sack on Sunday, was vocal about the Titans propaganda following the 35-10 Eagles victory.
The Eagles proved they’re the most physical team in the league on Sunday
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“That was one of things on our checklist,” Reddick said when asked about how physical the Eagles were on Sunday. “People talking about the Titans were a physical team, maybe the most physical team in the NFL. It didn’t sit right with us. When we’ve been playing the way we’ve been playing, I think we set the standard of who’s the most physical team in the NFL.”
Say it so the people in the back can hear, Haason.
Even before Sunday, it was obvious for anyone who’s watched an Eagles game this season that Philly is one of the most physical teams in the league. The Titans were one of the few teams that, on paper at least, looked like they could match Philadelphia’s physicality. As we found out Sunday afternoon, that was not the case.
The Eagles steam-rolled Tennessee by 25 points and pulled their starters by the beginning of the fourth quarter.
To every media member who covers this team or the NFL in general – please, continue doubting the Eagles. It just adds fuel to their well-oiled machine.