Philly fans, your beloved Philadelphia Eagles are 4-0 for the first time since 2004. The Birds hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4, led by former head coach Doug Pederson. Few things can all be true, the Jags being called a good team is one of them. Heading into this matchup this was a team that the Eagles should not take lightly as they have made a few statement wins.
Starting off the game, that thought remained as Jacksonville went up by 14 early in the first quarter. Both sides of the ball started off sluggish for the Birds, but as they finally got some momentum, they never let up and ended the game with a win. The most impressive part is how they won this game. Pouring rain, down multiple starters, they simply played smash mouth football and put up over 200 rushing and passing yards on a solid defense.
Okay, let's see who the studs and duds of this game are.
Miles Sanders, RB
Entering his fourth season with Philly, Sanders has had a solid season so far as he is chasing a possible contract extension. Miles had 134 total rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to close out the game against a formidable rushing defense. The Eagles' needed him to be a the cowbell back In this game and he was exactly that.
Haasan Reddick, LB
From having a quiet start in the first two games, Haasan Reddick has come on strong and proving that he was a great signing by this team. Reddick has two sacks and two forced fumbles against the Jaguars, one of which secured the Eagles victory. As he begins to heat up, he will be a problem from the opposing offenses for the remainder of the season.
Howie Roseman, GM
Howie has taken his lumps from this fan base over the past few seasons, but the roster he has created is simply one of the best in the NFL. The talent he has drafted and signed coming into this season is absolutely insane and every single move is paying off huge.
Good for you Howie.
Jalen Hurts, QB
Not going to lie, Hurts started off rough this game. The delayed throw to Zach Pascal proved costly as it was picked and returned for six and put this team in a early hole. However, he didn't waiver and he didn't shrink because of the mistake, instead he put the pedal to the floor and ended the day with 204 passing yards, 38 rushing yards and another rushing touchdown. Oh, did I mention while completing 64% of his passes in down pouring rain? The Hurts train continues.
James Bradberry, CB
When it looked like the Jags were unstoppable marching down the field, Bradberry came in huge again with a critical interception that really crushed Jacksonvilles offense for the remainder of the game. Another great signing.
Josiah Scott, CB
It was a tough ask for Scott this week and he for sure made some big time plays this week, but he also got turned around a few different times, to include a major blown coverage that resulted in a huge play. He will get the Birds through a game, but hopefully Maddox is good to go in Week 5.
CJ Gardner Johnson, S
He has played solid since coming to Philly, but today was just not his day. A lot of mixed up coverage assignments were attributed to him and he had a few missed tackles. Wouldn't say I am concerned about this performance today, but it was a learning curve.
Nick Sirianni, HC
It is always great to see your head coach be aggressive and have faith in his team, but there is a point to where over aggression can be a problem, and they was the case in this game. There was a few times where Sirianni decided to go for it on 4th down could've seriously back fired, luckily his defense cleaned up the mistakes.
Dallas Goedert, TE
Goedert is a rare name to be on this list, but he had a extremely costly penalty and a terrible drop that both wiped points off the board. For a player who is arguably one of the best tight end in the NFL, these type of plays and actions just can not happen.
Who did I miss? Let us know!