With an 8-1 record, the Philadelphia Eagles sit on top of the NFC, and there seems to be a growing sentiment that they are the best team in the entire NFL right now.
They’re a very well-balanced team, and on offense, they seem equally potent throwing the football as they are running it on the ground.
Philly ranks first in third and fourth-down conversions, and a big reason for that is their trademark version of the classic quarterback sneak play, which has been referred to as the “tush push” or the “brotherly shove.”
Star center Jason Kelce told Rich Eisen why the team is so successful at this play, and he said it comes down to execution and the size and physicality of its offensive line, especially its left tackle and left guard.
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) November 17, 2023
Another reason the play has been so successful for the Eagles is the fact that quarterback Jalen Hurts weighs over 220 pounds and is one of the game’s more mobile signal-callers.
To go along with his 2,347 passing yards and 15 passing touchdowns this season, he has 316 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in nine games.
Therefore, it isn’t a surprise that the Eagles are eighth in rushing yards and fifth in rushing touchdowns.
Philly just had their bye week, and on Monday, they will visit the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last season’s Super Bowl.
In Super Bowl LVII, they had a 10-point lead at halftime, only to lose the game on a last-second field goal by Harrison Butker, and they have to be eager to make a statement against Patrick Mahomes and company.NEXT: Jason Kelce Makes Clear Statement On Motivation To Beat The Chiefs