The Philadelphia Eagles defense corrected course against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 and the unit picked right up where it left off against the Washington Commanders.
Jonathan Gannon’s unit made life hell for Carson Wentz and co. from first kick and it reflected on the scoreboard. The Eagles shut the Commanders out during the first quarter and held the opposing offense to just 28 total net yards.
The Eagles’ pass rush was the catalyst behind the chaos, so much so that the defense notched 4.0 sacks in the first quarter, alone. Five different Eagles got in on the action, making the feat even more impressive.
Philly also snapped a 31-year drought in the process. Sunday’s game marked the first time the Eagles recorded 4.0+ sacks in a first quarter since 1991, according to the broadcast on FOX Sports.
The Eagles are going to need the defense to keep playing like this, especially when considering how the offense has played so far this year. If Philly can put together two effective units that play a high level of complementary football then there is no ceiling for how good this team can really be.
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