zach bacharContributor IOctober 23, 2023
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A.J. Brown and Jalen Hurts both came up clutch during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 31-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football.
A.J. Brown initially got off to a modest start, hauling in three of his five targets for 47 yards at halftime. He eventually came alive in the second half, securing multiple contested catches and repeatedly helping the Eagles’ offense move the chains.
The 26-year-old finished the game with 10 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown. He capped off his historic night with a tough grab in between two defenders that set Philadelphia up inside the Dolphins’ red zone.
NFL @NFLAJ BROWN YOU ARE RIDICULOUS
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NFL @NFLA historic run for AJ Brown 🦅 pic.twitter.com/Ls0Gl8dOMA
Jordan Schultz @Schultz_ReportAs great as AJ Brown was last season in earning All-Pro honors, he’s been even better in 2023. 😤
The Jalen Hurts ➡️ Brown connection is one of the NFL’s finest, and it’s only getting better. 🦅 https://t.co/gEu9iv2uHs
LeSean Shady Mccoy @CutonDime25AJ Brown IS a DOG DOG …. @1kalwaysopen_ u on his bully ish
Ahmed/The Ears/IG: BigBizTheGod 🇸🇴 @big_business_I speak for everyone when I say AJ Brown is #Special
Victor Williams @ThePhillyPodAJ Brown. Worth every penny.
Theo Ash @TheoAshNFLI don’t think he’s the best, but AJ Brown is my personal favorite wide receiver I’ve ever watched.
Bleeding Green Nation @BleedingGreenOH MY GOD AJ BROWN!!!
Eliot Shorr-Parks @EliotShorrParksElite elite elite play by Hurts and AJ Brown. That is why you pay them. #Eagles
Hurts, meanwhile, finished the evening with 279 yards through the air and three total touchdowns. He committed two turnovers, a lost fumble and a tipped pass that ended up as a game-tying pick-six.
However, he bounced back strong and helped lead two scoring drives which gave Philadelphia a 14-point lead that it would not relinquish for the rest of the night.
NFL @NFLAJ Brown puts the Eagles back in the lead 🦅 @1kalwaysopen_
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Louie DiBiase @DiBiaseLOEJalen Hurts has answered both of his turnovers tonight with touchdown drives
Massive to have your QB1 answer adversity that well over and over
Lord Brunson tweets @lord_brunsonDon’t nobody respond like Jalen hurts
Philly Talk Podcast @Philly_Mike25Big time DRIVE and RESPONSE from Jalen Hurts and the offense!! #Eagles pic.twitter.com/VFIJUn1xJl
Jonathan Reyes @InsideherJayJalen Hurts after the pick six: pic.twitter.com/BzNrKU6vBz
Jeff McLane @Jeff_McLaneVery nice bounce back drive from Jalen Hurts.#Eagles, 24-17.
Bleacher Report @BleacherReportJalen Hurts on every tush push play call pic.twitter.com/yA5b3mALBQ
Now sitting at 6-1, Philadelphia is tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the best record in the NFL. This victory also allowed the Eagles to create more distance between themselves and the second-place Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.