Eagles put up solid first half, highlighted by A.J. Brown catch

Posted on September 11, 2022

The Eagles are looking good to start the new NFL season, as they lead the Lions 24-14 at halftime. Let’s take a look to see how we got here:

Slow Start A Thing Of The Past

De’Andre Swift and the Lions’ O had their way with the Eagles on the first drive, with Swift busting out a 50 yard run on the way to a touchdown just a few minutes into the game.

The Eagles didn’t respond well: Jalen Hurts started the game 0/5 on pass attempts. However, the team was able to rebound on both fronts, putting together 21 unanswered points from that point forward.

Miles Sanders was also finally utilized at the goal line, scoring his first rushing touchdown since 2020.

Similar, the defense has made some crucial stops and plays, highlighted by James Bradberry’s pick-six. A beautiful way to welcome his time in Philadelphia, and it’s encouraging to see his down year last season was not a sign of things to come.

Encouraging Final Two Minutes Of Play

What a way to end the half. Hurts connected with A.J. Brown on 54 yard pass that put them the Detroit 20, which demonstrated Brown’s ability to produce vital YAC. The play calls in the red zone were a little questionable, but it resulted in a Jake Elliott field goal.

That kind of production in the final two minutes will also be important, so it’s great to see the Eagles jump out on that early.

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