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Checking in on which Eagles' stock is on the rise and whose is falling.



Philly fans, our beloved Philadelphia Eagles are now 10-1 following a Sunday Night victory over the Green Bay Packers. This game could've not started any better for the Birds; with an opening drive touchdown and then a takeaway from the Packers on their opening drive, Philadelphia was up 13-0 within the first few minutes of the game.


However, this Green Bay team was not going to be an easy out. With some help of an AJ Brown fumble and a 4th and one-stop, the Packers kept this game competitive and, for the most part, kept it close. Heading into the 4th quarter is when this Eagles' team kept their foot on the gas and became up by two touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers suffered a rib issue and eventually took himself out of the game.


With the 1st round draft pick, Jordan Love, stepping in to take over for the injured Rodgers, Philadelphia smelled blood in the water, or one would've thought. Love came in and immediately was making plays, driving down the field to cap off a Christian Watson touchdown. Love did a solid job of making this a one-score game, but Green Bays' defense just could not stop the Eagles offense. In the end, Philly won 40-33.





Stock up:


Jalen Hurts, QB.

Hurts not only had a historic night against the Green Bay Packers, but he also had a historic night in the entire history of the NFL. Jalen is the first quarterback to have both 125+ passing yards and 125+ rushing yards in the first half of any game, and he is the first quarterback to have 150+ in both categories since 1950. He also broke Mike Vick's single-game rushing record and led the Eagles to have the most rushing yards in 74 years.


QB1's story is an incredible one, but going from a backup in the league at best to a front-runner for the MVP award is just insane. Here is the best part, he is only 24 years old.


Reed Blankenship, S

When CJ Gardner-Johnson went down, the entire Eagles' fanbase held their breath, hoping he would be okay. When CJGJ was carted off the field, Philadelphia chose to have rookie Reed Blankenship start in his place. Ladies and gentlemen, he did not disappoint.


Minus a bad angle taken a Christian Watson touchdown, Blakenship had 6 total tackles, 1 pass deflection, and 1 interception. He was a hard-hitting, sure tackler that made the Packers' offense think twice about catching a ball or running in his direction.


The entire O-Line

Normally, we like to keep it to single accolades, but this offensive line for the Philadelphia Eagles has been dominant this season. Led by future hall of famer, Jason Kelce, this unit was pivotal to the success of the offense and was the main reason that this team put up historical rushing numbers in Week 12.


Shane Steichen, OC

After a questionable game plan against the Colts in Week 11, the Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, had a huge rebound game. His play calling was fluid and allowed this team to almost score at will. Steichen has done a good job this season with getting this offense into a rhythm, but he needs to ensure this is a weekly thing.


Miles Sanders, RB

With a career game for himself, Sanders is now 5th in rushing yards and tied for 5th in rushing touchdowns. Sanders, who had a mildly disappointing season last year, was a big question mark for this franchise as he is entering the final year of his rookie contract. So far, the questions have been answered as he has just hit the 900 rushing yards mark for the 2022 season. Miles finished with 21 carries, 143 rushing yards, and two touchdowns.


Fletcher Cox, DT

There has been a lot of talk about the 6x Pro-Bowler being well past his prime, and that may be true. However, the idea of him playing a lower snap count helping his production was always in the minds of the Eagles' coaching staff. Against the Packers, the 'Iggles' kept his snap count low, and it paid off big. Cox came away with 2 total tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack.


Stock Down


Special Teams Unit

Now, some good came out of this game from the special teams unit. Like the Jake Elliot 54-yard field goal and the Boston Scott switch for kick returns, the bad far outweighed the good. This special teams unit allowed a 38, 51, and 53-yard kick return which gave the Packers short fields that they took full advantage of. This unit will cost the Eagles a game this season, do not know when it is going to come.


Robert Quinn, DE

4th round pick for a guy who had 18.5 sacks last year? Sign me up! That was the thought of all of the Eagles' fans when Howie made this move. However, Quinn has been disappointing, to say the least. His snaps have been below 15 a game, and it just seems like he is not interested. Time will tell, but so far Quinn has just not lived up to his pedigree.


Josiah Scott, CB

It's tough to put Scott into this category, considering he has not played awful and he came away with an interception against Green Bay, but he has also come as a liability in coverage. The longer a play takes to develop, the more of a chance Scott is going to get burned. He has done well in Maddox's absence, but Philly needs Avonte back.


Jonathan Gannon, DC

I am not going to kill the defense for their performance on Sunday because, honestly, it wasn't awful. This defense was left in a bad spot on numerous occasions, and ultimately, they kept the Packers' main offensive weapons (Aaron Jones and A.J Dillion) at bay. However, what can not happen, is a second-year QB, coming cold off the bench, being allowed to throw for almost 70% because of his soft zone scheme.









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