While the Eagles were busy pulling off their first win under Carson Wentz this season, former members of the Philadelphia team were doing some good things (Blount beating the Pats) and some surprising things (Mychal Kendricks playing lights out) throughout the league.
Here’s how a bunch of former Eagles fared in Week 3 of the 2018 season:
Blount beats the Patriots AGAIN
When running back LeGarrette Blount plays his former team, it’s personal. He said as much in his interviews since beating the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and it proved to be true on Sunday night, when the Detroit Lions — yes, the Detroit Lions — bested Tom Brady and Co. to the tune of 26-10.
Blount had 16 carries for 48 yards, and two catches for another 17 yards, in his quest to push the Lions past the organization that wouldn’t give the rusher a new deal two years ago. It was also first-time head coach, and former New England Assistant, Matt Patricia’s first win.
Patrick Robinson injured
The Saints cornerback was carted off the field on Sunday with a left leg injury. He couldn’t put any weight on it after he went down, and initial tests called Robinson’s injury a high ankle sprain. That could be both and good and bad news, in that he shouldn’t need to go on IR, but he could end up missing a couple weeks.
- Linebacker Najee Goode wasn’t too menacing when he faced his former team on Sunday, with the Eagles still coming out on top, and Goode nabbing just one tackle on the day.
- Wide receiver Torrey Smith made three catches in Carolina’s game against the Bengals on Sunday, good for 19 yards.
- Caleb Sturgis made one field goal on Sunday for the Chargers, and went 2-of-3 in point after attempts.
- Tight end Trey Burton had four catches for 55 yards for the Bears in Week 3.
- After going 13-for-19 and 157 yards, two TDs and two interceptions, on Sunday, Sam Bradford was benched for Cardinals’ rookie quarterback Josh Rosen. I’m just going to leave this here:
Sam Bradford, $20 million, aaaaaand benched for the final drive in the 3rd game of the season. Quality spending.— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) September 23, 2018
Monday Night Football
Several former Eagles will take the field on Monday night, when the Pittsburgh Steelers face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Beau Allen, Vinny Curry, DeSean Jackson). This is the last game of QB Jameis Winston’s suspension, and Ryan Fitzpatrick is making it very challenging for the coaching staff to hand the team back over to Winston.
Roster moves and Inactives
- Linebacker Joe Walker was signed to the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad.
- Offensive tackle Matt Tobin was released by the San Francisco 49ers and running back Kenjon Barner was cut by the Patriots.
- LeSean McCoy missed the Bills game on Sunday due to a lingering rib injury that has kept him from running at 100%.
- Daryl Worley was out again in Week 3, and has one game left to serve in his four-game suspension.
Play of the Week
Mychal Kendricks is putting in work for Seattle as he faces possible jail time come the offseason, but for now, he’s making money and making the Seahawks look good, with six total tackles and a sack against the Cowboys in Week 3.