Philadelphia Eagles’ A.J. Brown Among Bright Spots in Win Over Lions
The Philadelphia Eagles offense showed up with a new toy on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit and put up 38 points in Week 1 against the Lions.
However, the Eagles defense struggled to muster much pressure and seemingly had no answer for D'Andre Swift, who rushed 15 times for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Lucky for them, their new toy was wideout A.J. Brown, who was a major bright spot in the win. Brown showed why the Eagles traded for him on draft night and signed him to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, catching 10 balls for 155 yards, leading the team with 13 targets and finished with the most receiving yards ever by a player in their Eagles debut.
Other highlights included new cornerback James Bradberry recording an interception return for a score, for the first time in his career on a 27-yard INT return in the second quarter. Safety Marcus Epps led Philadelphia with 10 tackles.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts had a solid game, going 18-of-32 for 243 yards, adding 17 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown.
The running backs accounted for three touchdown runs, with Miles Sanders leading the way with 96 yards rushing. The last time the Eagles had four different players register rushing TDs in the same game was on 10/22/61 at Dallas, when Billy Ray Barnes, Ted Dean, Clarence Peaks and Theron Sapp accomplished the feat.
Philadelphia will host the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 on Monday Night Football. Catch all the action on 97.3 ESPN, South Jersey's Eagles Station.