Dave Weinberg’s Texans-Eagles 2-minute drill
A quick look back at the Eagles Thursday night win over the Houston Texans.
Eagles' best number: 2 (Interceptions by Eagles defense)
Eagles' worst number: 139 (Dameon Pierce rushing yards)
View from my living room:
I'd be lying if I said I watched every play. My evening involved switching between Eagles-Texans, Phils-Astros, and Appalachian State-Coastal Carolina.
1. My youngest grandson Nixon (turned 1 year old Thursday)
2. Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargrave (3 sacks)
3. Texans running back Demeon Pierce (27 carries for 139 yards)
Eagles' best play
Safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson set up an Eagles scoring drive in the third quarter with his league-leading fifth interception of the season. He's the first Eagle to record interceptions in at least four straight games since safety Bill Bradley in 1972.
Eagles' worst play
I'll refer to the Phils' 3-2 loss to the Astros Thursday in Game 5 of the World Series. First baseman Rhys Hoskins' eighth-inning error allowed Houston to scored what proved to be the winning run.
The Texans shocked everyone by taking a 7-0 lead. The Eagles answered with a touchdown on their first drive to tie the game and regain control.
Did you notice?
The Eagles are 8-0 for the first time in franchise history. ... Tight end Dallas Goedert had 100 receiving yards and a TD on 8 catches. ... Eagles are first NFL team with a positive turnover differential in each of its first eight games since the 1972 Steelers. ... Hargrave became the first Eagle with at least two sacks in consecutive games since Connor Barwin in 2014. ... Defensive end Brandon Graham played in his 169th game as an Eagle, tying Chuck Bednarik for fifth place in franchise history.