The Philadelphia Eagles, the defending NFC champs, hadn’t been firing on all cylinders yet this season heading into Sunday’s showdown versus the high-powered Miami Dolphins.
The game was billed as a potential preview of this season’s Super Bowl, and the Eagles won convincingly, 31-17, as they grounded a Miami offense that had been leading the league in multiple categories and looked borderline unstoppable.
The Eagles are now 6-1, which is tied for the best record in the NFL, and although many of their other wins have been less than spectacular, Joy Taylor said on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak” that they have resembled last season’s Eagles.
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) October 23, 2023
Last season, they went to the Super Bowl and looked to have a great shot at claiming the Vince Lombardi Trophy, especially after they took a 10-point lead into the third quarter.
But they went stale, allowing Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs to mount a comeback and win by a field goal in the closing seconds.
Against Miami, Philly quarterback Jalen Hurts went 23 of 31 and threw two touchdown passes while scoring a third himself on the ground.
Wide receiver A.J. Brown had a monster performance, collecting 137 yards and a touchdown while taking advantage of a Dolphins secondary that was without star cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and Xavien Howard.
It is back to the drawing board for the 5-2 Dolphins, while the Eagles move on to play the Washington Commanders in Week 8 before another showdown, this time versus the Dallas Cowboys, on November 5 that will go a long way in deciding who will finish first in the NFC East.NEXT: The Eagles Have Traded For A Veteran Safety