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Eagles' studs and duds of a Week 13 victory.



Philly fans, our beloved Philadelphia Eagles are now 11-1 on the season as they leave out of the Linc with a victory in Week 13. This is the the 13th time these two franchises have faced off, with the Eagles having the lead in the series. Let's be honest about this game, the Titans were circled on most Philly fans calendars for some time.


Not just because of the expected AJ Brown revenge game, which did take place, but simply because the Titans are an extremely well coached team. Not only is Tennessee a well coached team, but they are a tough and hard hitting team. This is the same team that has played spoiler to many teams who at the time were considered juggernauts.


Well, in Week 13, that was not the case. On their first opening drive, the Eagles were able to go down and put up 7 on this tough Titans' defense. After a little bit of a back and forth between the two teams, this Philly team finally said enough and ultimately dominated Tennessee, winning 35-10.


Okay lets get into the studs and duds of this victory and a bit of a spoiler, there is a lot of studs!





Studs


Jalen Hurts, QB.

So, that Jalen Kid is pretty good huh? Hurts had himself an absolute stellar day against the Titans. Hurts completed 74% of his 39 attempts for 380 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions. Oh, I also forgot to mention, he has himself another rushing TD. Outside of the obvious stellar stats, what made Jalen amazing in this game is that he did not lose his cool with all of the penalties that his offense consistently was making. His calm is what helps this team weather the storm.


Shane Steichen, OC

We will also add Nick Sirianni into this, but Steichen called probably his best game of the year. He has been good all year on knowing what is working and what is not and this game he really turned up the heat. He knew that running of this Titans' defense was almost worthless, so he attacked their secondary again and again. Even when this team was getting behind the chains, he knew what plays to call in to keep this offense on track.


The entire defense, including Jonathan Gannon.

This defensive unit was disruptive in their pass rush, sticky in coverage, and lock down in the run game. This defensive unit was able to hold the titans to only 219 total yards and 10 points. They absolutly shut down rushing monster Derrick Henry and put the heat on Ryan Tannehill, coming away with 6 total sacks.


Nakobe Dean, LB

Some concern was growing surround the Eagles' third-round pick, Nakobe Dean. The biggest concern having to do with why he wasn't seeing the field as much as some thought he would. Now, the largest reason is because Edwards and White have been playing lights out, but when White went down, Dean came in and looked like a seasoned vet. He finished the game with 6 total tackles and tackle for loss.


AJ Brown & DeVonta Smith, WR

So to say that Philadelphia's top receiving duo had themselves a day, is a total understatement. Brown, who had 8 catches for 119 yards and 2 touchdowns, was able to get his revenge game he had been waiting for. To also include an incredible catch (and throw from Hurts). Seriously, look at this thing.




Then Smith came in and had himself a day as well. The second-year receiver had 5 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. Smith, who was a bit quiet during the Brown explosion, has cemented himself back as a threat in this league.


Oh, let's not forget, this team is still missing Dallas Goedert.


Josh Sweat & Haason Reddick, Edge rushers.

Outside of the entire defense playing lights out, both Sweat and Reddick were the most disruptive members of that D-line. They were violent off the snap and had there way with the Titans' tackles. Together they had 3 total sacks and gave the opposing offensive line anxiety.


Okay, let's move onto the duds.



Duds.


Josiah Scott, CB

Scott has stepped and made some plays during Maddox's time out, but this team needs Avonte back in a bad way. Another week and Scott has become a liability in the passing game, especially against tight ends or taller receivers. He struggles in man coverage if the play takes longer to develop. Now, Gannon hasn't really helped him that much, but the Scott experiment is over.


Offensive Line (penalties)

As far as physically pass protection and even some run plays, this offensive line played incredible. As far as everything else goes, it was a hard watch. Multiple penalties put this team in the whole on a consistent level in Week 13. This is also not the first time this has happened on this team. It is not a norm, but it has happened often enough to wonder what is going on?


That is all we got for this week, who did we miss? Let us know!

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