Landover, MD – The Eagles dominate the Chiefs, dominate their stadium and enter Week 4 with a perfect 3-0 record.
The Eagles won 24-8 on Sunday afternoon at FedExField and it really wasn’t that close.
Check out the spot-by-spot rankings:
Jalen Hurts: 22/35, 340 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs
The most telling part of his performance at Herts on Sunday afternoon was his lack of footwork. He had 9 rush attempts for just 20 yards. That ability is still there, but Hearts won this game with his arm. He missed a few throws here and there but another very solid performance from QB1. His passer rating of 123.5 was the second highest of his career.
Miles Sanders: 15 carries, 46 yards
The Eagles didn’t get much from their running attack against the Chiefs, but they didn’t really need to either. Sanders averaged just 3.1 yards per carry, Kenny Gainswell was 3-for-6 and Boston Scott was 2-for-0. None of the running backs did much in the passing game.
Devonta Smith: 8 on 12 targets, 169 yards, 1 TD catch
Remember when some people were worried about Devonta Smith after he didn’t get anything in Week 1? don’t worry. Smith is still very good and he showed it with some amazing acrobatic performances on Sunday. In general, this receptor is variable. Smith had a monster game on Sunday, but AJ Brown still had 5 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. Quez Watkins didn’t have much to catch, but he did draw two big DPIs and Zach Pascal added 3 catches for 18 yards.
Dallas Goedert: 3 on 4 targets, 26 yards, 1 TD catch
The numbers weren’t great for Goedert, but he was a man on a mission with a 23-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter to put the Eagles up 10-0. While Goedert missed some time, the other TEs filled in. Jack Stoll had 1 catch for 4 yards and showed his blocking ability. And rookie Grant Calcaterra made his first NFL catch; He went for 40 meters.
The Eagles’ OL kept Harts pretty clean in this game, allowing him to throw for 340 yards. But they were not dominant in the running game. The Eagles averaged just 2.4 yards per carry as a team.
line of defense
Brandon Graham: 6 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, 5 QB hits, 2 TFLs, 1 PBU, 1 FF
The Eagles had nine sacks in this game, eight of which came from their defensive line. After some time it was controlling performance as we have seen from this episode. Graham and Fletcher Cox turn back the clock. Cox had 1 1/2 sacks, 2 QB hits, 1 TFL. Josh Laub and Hassan Reddick each chipped in 1 1/2 sacks and Javon Hargrave also had one. The Eagles recorded 17(!) QB hits on Carson Wentz.
TJ Edwards: 10 tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB hits, 2 TFLs
For the second straight game, Edwards looked like the star of the defense. Kizer White finished behind Edwards for the team lead and added nine tackles. These guys were flying to the ball on Sunday.
Avonte Maddox: 5 tackles, 1 PBU
Wentz only managed to throw for 211 yards and most of that came in garbage time. The tight coverage on the back end gave the defensive line plenty of time to sack Wentz without getting to him immediately. The rush and the secondary work hand in hand and help each other in this.
Arryn Siposs: 6 punts, 277 yards (46.2), 4 in 20, 2 touchbacks
Sipos had a good day, although two of his punts rolled into the end zone for touchdowns. Scary moment on a muffed punt return from Britain’s Covey; The Eagles were fortunate to retain possession. Covey had 5 returns for 34 yards with a long of 12. DeVonta Smith got his first NFL punt return and took it 12 yards. Still some things to clear up in the special teams area.
If I’m going to really nitpick, let me name a few of the play calls I don’t like in this game. But it’s not even worth going in. The Eagles had a good plan in attack and defense and showed their dominance in the win. He also loved the moment when Ron Rivera got to the line after a close Smith catch to run the Eagles a play before he could throw a red flag; They coached Rivera at that moment.
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