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AJ Brown celebrating a catch

That is more like it. The Eagles have not looked quite right all season. It came to a head in week 6 when they finally lost in embarrassing fashion to the Jets. And with the much-hyped Dolphins coming to town, there were some nervous fans in the Delaware Valley. But of course, that was when they had their best game of the season. Not only did they beat them 31-17, but they pretty much shut down the vaunted Dolphins offense.

The Dolphins came into the game leading the league in both passing and rushing yards. They left with just 255 total yards. The Dolphins came into the game first in points. They scored just 17, and only 10 on offense. It was the full team performance we have been waiting for all year long. And with the Lions and 49ers both losing, it means they sit alone atop the NFC for now.

To make things even better, they went out and made a big trade for an All-Pro Safety the next day. Now they can throw Darius SLay, James Bradberry, and Kevin Byard out in the secondary, with Reed Blankenship eventually filling that final Safety spot once he is healthy. Suddenly this defense is stacked, the same way it was last year. And suddenly the Eagles are looking more and more like they did in 2022, while some of their biggest competition have hit speed bumps in recent weeks.

This is still a dominant team. The defense has been playing great the last few weeks, and the offense, despite some hiccups, is still very productive. They will be right in the mix come playoff team to once against represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. If you don’t believe me, I can prove it.

Here are 6 numbers that show the Eagles are still one of the most dominant teams in the NFL:

 

  • 26%

    Jalen Carter has been a beast this season. As of now, he is the most effective inside-pass rusher in the league. His 26% Pass Rush Win Rate leads all DTs, and only 7 Edge Rushers have a better rate than him. One of them is Haason Reddick. As a team they are 6th in Pass Rush Win rate, and 2nd in Run Stop Win rate. On the other side of the ball, the O-Line is top 5 in their equivalent stats. This team is strong on both sides of the trenches. And as the cliché goes, this game is won in the trenches.

    Dov Kleiman on Twitter: "Jalen Carter is so strong - 1-on-1 vs Isaiah WynnPut him on his back https://t.co/iAU2ZiOCOGhttps://t.co/Q5Z8jImJRp / Twitter"

    Jalen Carter is so strong - 1-on-1 vs Isaiah WynnPut him on his back https://t.co/iAU2ZiOCOGhttps://t.co/Q5Z8jImJRp

  • 212

    With the injuries, and struggling Safeties, there has been a lot of talk about the Eagles’ secondary. But even while missing some key guys, they have actually been mostly good the last 5 weeks. From week 3 until now, they have given up just 1,060 passing yards, 212 per game. The Browns lead the league with just 243 passing yards allowed per game. Yes, there are Zac Wilsons and Baker Mayfields in there. But Tua Tagovailoa and Matthew Stafford are also in there, who are as of now 1st and 4th in the league in passing yards. Oh, and they just added Kevin Byard to this secondary.

  • 26.6

    There has been a lot of talk about how much this Eagles offense has struggled this season. And some of that is fair. But it needs to be put in the context that this is still statistically one of the best offenses in the league. They average 26.6 points per game, which is 4th in the league. They average 389.3 yards per game, 3rd in the league. Could they be better? Sure. But if they are a top 5 offense, and could be better, is that not a good thing?

    https://x.com/NFL/status/1716282102113788341?s=20

  • 140.2

    Speaking of the offense, AJ Brown has been a monster. After his 5th straight game with at least 125 yards, he is on the verge of doing something no one has done in the Super Bowl Era. Only Calvin Johnson has also had at least 125 yards in 5 straight games. If Brown does it for a 6th time against the Commanders, he will be in a class of his own. In this stretch, he has averaged 140.2 yards per game. And only Tyreek Hill has more yards than him overall. As great as he was last year, he has somehow gotten even better.

    John Clark on Twitter: "AJ Brown now has 809 receiving yards in 7 games. He is on pace for 1965 yards. He is second in the NFL behind Tyreek HillCalvin Johnson Megatron is the only other receiver in the Super Bowl era with 5 consecutive games of 125+ receiving yards pic.twitter.com/D6WgOvKsuS / Twitter"

    AJ Brown now has 809 receiving yards in 7 games. He is on pace for 1965 yards. He is second in the NFL behind Tyreek HillCalvin Johnson Megatron is the only other receiver in the Super Bowl era with 5 consecutive games of 125+ receiving yards pic.twitter.com/D6WgOvKsuS

  • 93.2%

    Since the start of the 2022 season, the Eagles have converted 41 of 44 Tush Push attempts (93.2%). One at least two of those failures, they went right back to it the next play to convert it. If the Eagles get to 3rd and 4th and 1, it should be almost automatic. Just line up in the formation and convert the first down or get the TD. People may not like it, they may cry and moan like a child, but there is literally nothing they can do about it this season. And watching these people lose their minds every week makes it that much sweeter.

    https://x.com/NFL/status/1716264416726184365?s=20

  • 0

    Eli Ricks was not a name many had being a contributor for the Eagles. And he did not see the field for the first few weeks. But injuries to Avonte Maddox, Zech McPhearson, and recently Bradley Roby made them go to the back of their CB room. But little did we know that Eli Ricks would step in a big way. He played just 14 snaps and was targeted just 3 times. But he gave up 0 catches on those 3 targets. Against Tyreek Hill. I don’t know if he is ready for a starting role in the slot. But he looks like a guy who can definitely be part of a rotation.

    NFL on Twitter: "Eagles force a turnover on downs and Sirianni is loving it 📺: #MIAvsPHI on NBC📱: Stream on #NFLPlus https://t.co/0rIJPFKW6L pic.twitter.com/c5APNKVUAt / Twitter"

    Eagles force a turnover on downs and Sirianni is loving it 📺: #MIAvsPHI on NBC📱: Stream on #NFLPlus https://t.co/0rIJPFKW6L pic.twitter.com/c5APNKVUAt

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