There are many marks of a good team, one of them is winning ugly, and one is putting bad teams away. This game was both, as it started poorly and the offense, while certainly not bad, left a lot of room to be desired. The weather was a factor, and the short week can’t be overlooked either. And yet despite that, the Eagles blew out another bad team. With every passing week, this team checks off boxes of a good team. Dare to dream.
That is the kind of catch and run the Eagles brought Jeffery in for.
Nice read to pick off CJ Beathard, and then a good run back to score. (And did anyone else notice Rodney McLeod’s impressive recovery speed to get into position to block if Mills cut it outside?) Slight demerit for not having a great celebration though. Defense, step it up.
Kendricks is having probably his best season as a pro, and that’s a big boost in the wake of Jordan Hicks being lost for the year. He finished with a team high in tackles, had a sack and pressured CJ Beathard into some bad throws. While he doesn’t directly replace Hicks, the loss of the playmaking linebacker hurts a little less when there’s another in the fold.
Gaining steady playing time as the season progresses, last week Barnett cracked 50% of snaps, and this week he made a big play on special teams. Pass rushers are usually not impact players their rookie seasons, but Barnett is already a cog in the Eagles dominant defensive line.
Any time the backup enters the field with the lead to take a knee, it’s a good day.
How many game balls does this guy have and do you think he puts them next to his MVP trophies?
Kyle Shanahan’s balls
Twice he brought out his special teams when going for it on fourth down was the better option. What do you have to lose? Derek Barnett’s blocked field goal was karmic justice.