Another week of NFL football, and another win for the Birds. That’s right, the Philadelphia Eagles remain amongst the elite of the league as still only the second team to remain undefeated after Week 5 of the NFL regular season. Though it wasn’t a blow out by any stretch, the Eagles did what they needed to do to get the job done this past Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams and did exactly that. Let’s take a closer look at just exactly how the Eagles managed to come away with another win to extend their record to 5-0 and remain one of the biggest favorites in all of football to win this year’s Vince Lombardi trophy
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Though it wasn’t a blow out, the Eagles defeated the Rams with little to no trouble. A 23-14 win for the Birds, the Eagles led by just three points going into the fourth quarter during which Jake Elliott iced the game with two 26 yard field goals to extend the lead to nine and secure the win. Jalen Hurts put up 300 passing yards for the second straight game, 303 total on 25/38 passing, while also going for 72 yards on the ground, scoring both 1 passing and 1 rushing touchdown. The passing touchdown was caught by Dallas Goedert in the first quarter to start the scoring with Goedert ending the game with 117 yards on eight receptions, only overshadowed by A.J. Brown’s 127 yards on six receptions. D’Andre Swift also had another good game in which he picked up 70 rushing yards on 17 attempts, and is currently averaging just shy of 87 yards per game through five weeks this season. Jake Elliott’s late game field goals weren’t his first of the day either as he had also hit one earlier on in the second quarter and is currently 16/17 on field goal attempts this season with his only miss coming from over 50 yards. All in all, this week was another phenomenal team win for Philadelphia and they remain 1 of 2 undefeated teams alongside the San Francisco 49ers.
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While it may not have been the prettiest of wins, a win is a win no matter how you spin it. This weeks win is especially salacious given that the division rival Dallas Cowboys suffered a brutal 42-10 defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL’s only other undefeated team, Sunday night. Before Sunday, the Cowboys only had 41 points allowed before last nights game and that number doubled during Week 5 alone thanks to San Francisco. All in all, it’s another good week to be a Birds fan.
Artice by Gavin Saxon