The Philadelphia Eagles downed the Tennessee Titans in in impressive fashion, but it was far from a flawless performance from the Birds.

When the Eagles weren’t scoring touchdowns on the Titans’ defense they were walking backwards. Penalties tarnished one of Philly’s best wins of the season.

The Eagles were flagged for 12 penalties totaling 80 yards. While they were able to outscore the anemic Titans’ offense, this type of play won’t be good enough in the postseason.

Coming into the game, the Eagles were one of the least penalized teams in the NFL. Philadelphia had the ninth-fewest penalties in the NFL (60), averaging just under 5.5 per game.

Hopefully, this was an outlier in what was an emotional game with A.J. Brown facing, and then dominating, his former team. But it wasn’t Brown committing the infractions.

The Eagles were flagged for five false starts in the first half. That in itself is abnormal, and when its coupled with the fact that the game was played at home it’s even more mind-numbing.

Head coach Nick Sirianni told reporters that the team would clean up its penalty problems moving forward, but time will tell the whole truth.

At the end of the day, the Eagles won by 25 points over a likely division winner while committing 12 penalties. But the Birds can’t let the win mask the true issues at hand.

Success in the NFL is defined by how teams respond to mishaps. Fortunately for the Eagles, mistakes are much easier to correct following a win.

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