The Philadelphia Eagles physically dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on both sides of the ball last night, with a 25-11 victory to improve to 3-0.
The Eagles offensive line imposed their will all night. They opened big holes in the running game and gave QB Jalen Hurts plenty of time to throw the ball.
D’Andre Swift had his second straight game over 100 yards on the ground with 130 yards on 16 carries. WR A.J. Brown led the receivers with 9 catches for 131 yards.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts had a solid game completing 23 of 37 passing for 277 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. He also added a rushing touchdown.
Hurts’ best pass of the game was a beautiful 34-yard pass to Olamide Zaccheaus for a to touchdown. He also completed key passes on the Eagles final possession in which they controlled the final 9:22 of the game.
The Eagles defense was equally impressive. It was led by young DT’s Jalen Carter and Jordan Davis. Both gave the Buccaneers offensive line fits.
The Eagles defense generated a pair of takeaways. Safety Reed Blankenship picked off Buccaneers QB Baker Mayfield and Carter stripped Tampa Bay RB Rachaad White after he made a catch.
Carter, who is making an early case for Defensive Rookie of the Year, finished the game with two tackles, half a sack, a quarterback hit and two forced fumbles.
The Eagles defense’s most impressive play was a safety on a play, in which Carter and LB Nicholas Morrow burst through the line to obliterate Rachaad White on a run.
It was reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, that Jalen Hurts had flu-like symptoms hit him right before the game.
The 3-0 Eagles take on the Washington Commanders on Sunday at 1PM.
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