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EAGLES POST GAME NOTES AFTER WIN OVER DETROIT

EAGLES START SEASON 1-0, RUSH FOR 216 YARDS AND 4 TOUCHDOWNS ON THE ROAD



Eagles new wide receiver A. J. Brown made his team debut with ten catches for 155 yards. Photo by Andy Lewis

Philadelphia leads the league in season-opening wins since 2011, posting a 10-2 record in its last 12 season openers.


Head Coach Nick Sirianni improves his season opener record to 2-0


The Eagles defeated Atlanta 32-6 on the road last year to begin the 2021 season.


4 different Eagles rushed for a combined 216 yards and 4 touchdowns.


The Eagles own a 19-16-2 record over Detroit, including a 4-2 record at Ford Field

JALEN HURTS COMBINES FOR 333 YARDS, RECORDS 1ST RUSHING TD OF SEASON


Jalen Hurts threw for 243 yards on 18-of-32 passing and rushed for 90 yards and 1 TD on 17 carries.


Philadelphia tied the game, 7-7, at the start of the second quarter after Jalen Hurts capped a 13-play, 82-yard drive (7:55) with a 1-yard rushing TD. During the Eagles’ possession, Hurts completed 6-of-7 attempts for 77 yards and rushed for 16 yards and a score.


A.J. Brown hauled in 4 of Hurts’ passes for 62 yards on the drive. Brown’s 4 catches went for 10, 18, 18 and 16 yards, averaging 15.5 yards per reception.


Hurts finished the first quarter with 50 rushing yards, which are the most by an Eagles QB in an opening frame since Michael Vick on 10/6/13 at N.Y. Giants (52 yards).


Hurts combined for 256 offensive yards (189 passing, 67 rushing) in the first half. That is the most offensive yards he has produced in the first half of a game in his career.

A.J. BROWN AND JAMES BRADBERRY MAKE EAGLES DEBUT


A.J. Brown posted 155 yards through the air, tying his career high from Tennessee on 10/31/21 against Indianapolis.


According to Elias Sports, A.J. Brown finished with the most receiving yards ever by a player in their Eagles debut. The previous high was set by Donte’ Stallworth (141 yards) in 2006


In the second quarter, Brown hauled in a 54-yard pass from Jalen Hurts. It was Brown’s longest catch since a 57-yard TD on 10/31/21 at Indianapolis with Tennessee.


Brown caught 6 passes for 128 yards (21.3 avg.) during the first half, which marked the 3rd-most first-half receiving yards by an Eagle since 1991, behind Kevin Curtis on 9/23/07 at Detroit (205) and Terrell Owens on 9/18/05 vs. San Francisco (143).


Brown’s 155 yards is the most by an Eagle since Alshon Jeffery posted 8 catches for 160 yards on 12/16/18 at the Los Angeles Rams.


James Bradberry intercepted Lions QB Jared Goff and reached the end zone for the first time in his career on a 27-yard INT return in the second quarter.


It was the first pick-6 by an Eagle since Alex Singleton on 12/26/21 vs. N.Y. Giants (29 yards).

The interception marked the 16th of Bradberry’s career.

POST-GAME NOTES


Miles Sanders made it a 14-7 game when he finished an 8-play, 66-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard rushing TD, which marked the 10th rushing TD of his NFL career.


Following Sanders’ TD, James Bradberry picked off Lions QB Jared Goff and returned it 27 yards for a score, giving the Eagles a 21-7 advantage in the second quarter.


After allowing an opening drive TD, the Eagles defense forced three consecutive three-and-outs and posted an INT-TD on Detroit’s next four drives (11 plays, 11 yards).


Jake Elliott lifted the Eagles to a 24-14 lead at the end of the second quarter when he connected on a 23-yard FG, completing a 9-play, 73-yard scoring drive.



Eagles running back Kenneth Gainwell is one of four Eagles to record a rushing TD. Photo by Andy Lewis


Boston Scott became the fourth Eagle to score a rushing TD when he plunged ahead for a 1-yard TD to make it a 38-21 game in the third quarter.


The last time the Eagles had four different players register rushing TDs in the same game was on 10/22/61 at Dallas, when Billy Ray Barnes, Ted Dean, Clarence Peaks and Theron Sapp accomplished the feat.


The Eagles’ 4 rushing TDs are their most ever in a season opener.


Miles Sanders broke off a 24-yard rush on 3rd down with 2:21 left in the fourth quarter to continue the Eagles attempt to run out the clock.


The run marked Sanders longest rush of the day and took the game to the 2-minute warning.


A few plays later, the game was capped off by a 4th-and-inches conversion by Jalen Hurts that ended the contest in favor of the Eagles, 38-35.

MORE FROM THE GAME


Jason Kelce extended his streak of consecutive regular-season games started to 123, which is the 2nd-longest active streak among NFL players, trailing only Jake Matthews (128).


Kelce’s streak is the longest by an NFL center since Chris Myers’ 123-game stretch from 2004-07. The next longest streak by an NFL center is held by Casey Wiegman, who opened 175 consecutive contests spanning the 2001-11 seasons.


Kelce’s streak is also the 5th-longest in franchise history, trailing only Jon Runyan (144), Herman Edwards (135), Jerry Sisemore (127) and Randy Logan (124).


Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox combined to sack Lions QB Jared Goff with 11:30 left in the fourth quarter.


The half-sack marked Graham’s first sack since the 2020 campaign and moves his career total to 59.5 sacks (fourth all-time on Eagles sack list).


It also moved Cox’s career sack total to 58.5, ranked right behind Graham for fifth all-time in franchise history. *


Notebook furnished by the Philadelphia Eagles Media Relations staff.

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