By: Avery Zavod
The Philadelphia Eagles are showing all signs of Super Bowl contention as they move to 6 wins and zero losses on the year, rocking Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night after beating the Cowboys 26-17. Not only was this a division rival matchup, but this was a statement game that had everyone on their feet and singing the Eagles fight song. Receiver AJ Brown even told ESPN, “That was like the best atmosphere I’ve been in and it was a regular-season game. Look, Philly is lit. That’s all I’m going to say. Philly is lit and I’m enjoying being here.” This Philadelphia football team is hot and showing no signs of slowing down.
As usual, Jalen Hurts performed at an MVP level against the Cowboys’ defense, throwing for 155 yards and throwing 2 touchdowns. The Eagles’ offense played a team game to get the win with every player contributing and doing their part. Miles Sanders scored a rushing touchdown and ran for big yards. Although the real story was the Bird’s defense, especially in the first half, where players like James Bradberry and C.J Gardner-Johnson really proved their worth. They locked down star talents like Ceedee Lamb and put a halt to quarterback Cooper Rush’s 4 game win streak. Fans also got to see how much Nick Sirianni trusts his team as he took multiple chances on 4th down and conducted plays to rip apart the Dallas defense.
The Birds go into a bye week where they sit comfortably at the top of the NFC East and the entire NFL. The only other team that analysts can put ahead of the Eagles is the Buffalo Bills. The Bills are the definition of a complete NFL team with a franchise QB in Josh Allen who is expected to win MVP in the coming years, Stefon Diggs who is the runner-up in the power rankings for wide receivers, and a mean defensive line led by Pro Bowler Von Miller. The Eagles do not face the Bills on their schedule, so many predict a playoff matchup between the two powerhouse teams. Until then, the Eagles take a much-needed bye week and look to keep their momentum going when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 30th.