Head coach Nick Sirianni has worked wonders in Philadelphia, and it helps when your general manager makes some star-studded moves, including acquiring WR A.J. Brown this offseason in a trade with the Tennessee Titans.
As the Eagles push for another deep playoff run, there is a long list of positives from the 2022 season on both offense and defense.
Positive story lines of Eagles season:
1) Hurts' amazing growth
2) 70 sacks, 4 D linemen w/ 10+
3) Brown, Smith set receiving records
4) Howie's amazing off-season
5) Defense finishes 2nd in NFL
Things may feel iffy right now, but lots of reasons they went 14-3. (Now get healthy)
— Glen Macnow (@RealGlenMacnow) January 9, 2023
As a tweet from Glen Macnow states: “Positive story lines of Eagles season: 1) Hurts’ amazing growth 2) 70 sacks, 4 D linemen w/ 10+ 3) Brown, Smith set receiving records 4) Howie’s amazing off-season 5) Defense finishes 2nd in NFL.”
The offense was a juggernaut, and the WR duo of DeVonta Smith and Brown was one of the best in the NFL and both of them went over the 1,000-yard mark.
Hurts is entrenched in the MVP conversation and returned in Week 18 after missing a couple of games with an injury.
But the defense in Philadelphia has been fantastic all season long.
All of those statistics have the Eagles as a strong favorite in the NFC playoffs, and they have the weekend off as they prepare for a home game in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
General manager Howie Roseman put a loaded roster together, and the Eagles exceeded expectations in 2022 — although a deep playoff run is what is on their minds right now.