Cowboys 51, Eagles 26 = Scorigami 1,072 in NFL history

A 51-26 NFL final had never happened until Saturday night

A night of firsts in Philadelphia.

Dak Prescott threw 5 touchdown passes for the first time in his career.

And … the final score of Dallas 51, Philadelphia 26 made the game a Scorigami.

Yes, there had never been an NFL game played its storied history that ended with a 51-26 final score.

The result was aided by Greg Zuerlein, who missed a PAT with 1:45 left in the half when Dallas took a 23-17 lead.

The teams also put 27 points on the board in the final 15 minutes with Philly failing on a 2-point conversion after a score with 1:50 left.

Breaking down Jalen Hurts against the Giants

Taking a deep dive into Jalen Hurts’ performance against the New York Giants.

With their 34-10 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive. The Eagles currently sit in the seventh and final playoff spot with games against Washington and Dallas in the final two weeks of the season. Philadelphia currently has a 61% chance of making the postseason, according to the New York Times’ Playoff Simulator, and with a win Sunday against Washington those odds would increase to 85%.

Of course, the discussion about the Eagles goes beyond this year, and playoff odds. One could make the case that Philadelphia is a year ahead of schedule in their rebuild, as they have a trio of first-round selections in next year’s draft. That, naturally, raises the question of whether the Eagles will address the quarterback position.

In Sunday’s win, current starter Jalen Hurts completed 17 of 29 passes for 199 yards and a pair of touchdowns, without an interception. From watching Hurts this season, there have been continued signs of growth and development. However, there remain areas where he can improve, even in areas where progress has been made. Studying his outing against the Giants offers more examples of the strides he has made as a passer, and where he can continue to improve.

(And we will discuss the play near the goal line that caught the attention of many):

 

Lane Johnson notches the big man touchdown

Right tackle Lane Johnson accomplished something for the first time in his storied NFL career: A touchdown reception.

After a shaky first half — to say the least — the Philadelphia Eagles offense came to life in the second half, with quarterback Jalen Hurts throwing a pair of touchdown passes as the home team pulled away from the visiting New York Giants. As one might expect, the first of those scoring plays came with rookie wideout DeVonta Smith on the receiving end. The second found its way towards a rather unexpected target.

Right tackle Lane Johnson.

With the Eagles facing a 2nd and goal early in the fourth quarter, Hurts aligned under center and faked a handoff to running back Boston Scott. Johnson, aligned at the tight end spot on the right as an eligible receiver, blocks momentarily before releasing into the flat. After carrying out the run fake Hurts scans downfield for a moment, before spotting his RT wide open:

Johnson high-stepped into the end zone, before launching himself into the front row of the stands where a bevy of Eagles fans were waiting to celebrate with him.

After a long NFL career, Johnson finally has his first NFL score:

Washington gets the pick after a Philly kick

A kick led to a pick for Washington’s Landon Collins

Don’t put the blame for this interception on Jalen Hurts.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert had the ball in his hands and managed to mishandle it and kick it to up into the waiting hands of Landon Collins.

Eagles’ Darius Slay with pick-six against Saints

Eagles’ DB Darius Slay found the end zone for the second straight week

Philadelphia Eagles DB Darius Slay is making a habit of finding the end zone.

A week after returning a fumble for a touchdown, Slay picked off Trevor Siemian of the New Orleans Saints and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown that gave the Eagles a 27-7 lead.

The return against the Broncos in Week 11 was a bit more challenging.

The fans in Philly have to be thrilled as the Eagles came into Sunday’s game against the Saints winless at the Linc in 2021.

Darius Slay with remarkable 82-yard fumble return for Eagles’ TD

Darius Slay with a fantastic fumble return for Philadelphia Eagles’ touchdown

Denver was moving toward a potentially game-tying touchdown at the end of the third quarter on Sunday at Mile High.

Melvin Gordon was given the ball and the running back coughed it up — big time.

Philadelphia Eagles’ DB Darius Slay came away with the ball. He then fumbled it, picked it up, and was off to the races.

Slay’s return was good for 82 yards and gave the Eagles a 27-13 lead after the PAT.

The call on Eagles’ radio is below.

Eagles’ Lane Johnson with powerful interview on struggles with mental health

Lane Johnson sat down with Jay Glazer to discuss his battles with anxiety and depression

The Philadelphia Eagles’ Lane Johnson sat down with FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer for an open and compelling interview on his struggles with mental health, anxiety, and depression.

Johnson returned to the Eagles on Sunday as they faced the Detroit Lions.

Glazer also spoke about his personal battles and challenges with mental health.

Mind-blowing stat about how bad Eagles’ pass defense has been

How bad has the Eagles’ defense been in the last 5 weeks?

The Philadelphia Eagles were eaten alive by Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, 33-22.

Carr was 31-of-34 for 323 passing yards with a pair of TD throws and one pick.

Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia came up with an incredible factoid/nugget on how awful the Eagles have been against opposing quarterbacks in their last handful of games.

Previously:

  • Tom Brady was 34-of-42 for 297 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Sam Darnold failed everyone by going 21-of-37
  • Patrick Mahomes was 24-of-30 for 278 yards and 5 TDs
  • Dak Prescott was 21-of-26 for 238 yards and 3 TDs

If you are looking for a fantasy football quarterback in Week 8, that would be Jared Goff, whose Detroit Lions play host to the porous Philadelphia defense.

Philadelphia Eagles trade Zach Ertz to Arizona Cardinals

TE Zach Ertz was traded by the #Eagles to the #Cardinals. Details:

The Zach Ertz era in Philadelphia came to an end on Friday as the Eagles traded the tight end to the Arizona Cardinals.

The deal was first reported by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

In exchange for Ertz, the Eagles have received a fifth-round pick at the 2022 NFL draft and cornerback Tay Gowan:

Ertz, 30, has long been linked to a move away from the Eagles either via trade or cut. Speculation insisted that would happen this past offseason, however, it never came to be.

The tight end had wanted a long-term extension from Philly which had seemed unlikely to come. The Eagles also have Dallas Goedert in the fold at the position.

Ertz was a second-round pick of the Eagles in 2013.

In his career, Ertz has recorded 579 catches for 6,267 yards and 38 touchdowns. The three-time Pro Bowler also won Super Bowl LII with the team.

According to Eagles Wire earlier this week, Philadelphia had been fielding trade calls on both Ertz and Goedert ahead of the upcoming NFL trade deadline. The date of that is slated for Nov. 2.

In being traded, Ertz leaves the 2-4 Eagles to join the 5-0 Cardinals, the only remaining undefeated team in the league.

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Dak Prescott end-zone gaffe becomes Philadelphia Eagles touchdown

A Dak Prescott turnover became a Philadelphia Eagles touchdown

An Anthony Brown interception of Jalen Hurts gave the Dallas Cowboys the football deep in their own territory in the first quarter Monday night.

The Cowboys had forced 7 turnovers this season to that point.

Then, they gifted the Philadelphia Eagles 7 points.

Dak Prescott was in the end zone, looking for a receiver.

The quarterback, in his first home game since the gruesome ankle injury suffered last year, lost the ball … and it wound up in Fletcher Cox’s arms.\

Touchdown, Philadelphia Eagles.

The play was ruled as a sack and a touchdown. The  PAT made it 7-7.

Prescott sacked at DAL -4 for -9 yards (J.Hargrave). FUMBLES (J.Hargrave), RECOVERED by PHI-F.Cox at DAL -5. TOUCHDOWN. J.Elliott extra point is GOOD, Center-R.Lovato, Holder-A.Siposs