Philadelphia Eagles’ star receiver, A.J. Brown, has etched his name into NFL history with a remarkable performance that secured yet another victory for his team. Brown has now become the first NFL player ever to achieve six consecutive games with over 125 receiving yards, surpassing the legendary Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson, who held the previous record of five such games.
Brown’s incredible feat unfolded during a thrilling match against the Washington Commanders, which ended in a 38-31 victory for the Eagles. The game started with the Commanders dominating at FedExField, finding the end zone twice in their first three drives. However, Eagles’ quarterback Jalen Hurts eventually connected with Brown in the end zone, despite formidable Washington coverage, to narrow the gap to 14-10 with a spectacular one-handed 16-yard touchdown catch just before halftime.
But Brown’s show was far from over. In the second half, after a disappointing start with a fumble at the one-yard line on Philadelphia’s “tush push” play, Hurts and Brown rallied back. They tied the game at 17 apiece with a 25-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline. This marked Brown’s fifth touchdown catch of the season, adding to his impressive performance against the Miami Dolphins the previous week, where he accumulated 137 yards on ten receptions.
Brown concluded the game with 130 yards, having caught all eight targets from Hurts. This performance brought his total to 939 receiving yards over eight games, trailing only behind Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill, who achieved 1,000 yards in Miami’s recent victory over the New England Patriots.
In this victorious game that pushed the Eagles to a 7-1 record, Hurts didn’t rely solely on Brown. Rookie DeVonta Smith contributed significantly, just shy of 100 yards, with seven catches for 99 yards, including a pivotal 38-yard touchdown that gave the Eagles a 31-24 lead in the fourth quarter. The recently signed Julio Jones also made his presence felt with his first touchdown grab as an Eagle.
Hurts finished the game with an impressive 319 passing yards on 29 completions out of 38 attempts, including four touchdowns with no interceptions.
For the Washington Commanders, quarterback Sam Howell made a spirited effort to recover from their early 14-3 lead loss. He connected with Terry McLaurin for the team’s first touchdown, launching a beautifully executed 26-yard pass that McLaurin secured with an impressive leap.
Jahan Dotson also had a notable performance with eight catches for 108 yards and a score, while tight end Logan Thomas contributed six receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown. Jamison Crowder managed to haul in a 26-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter in a valiant attempt to narrow the score, but the Eagles sealed the victory with a successful recovery of an onside kick.
Following this win, the Eagles, now on a two-game winning streak after their first-season loss to the New York Jets, are poised for an intriguing matchup against the Dallas Cowboys in the coming week. Meanwhile, the Commanders will travel to Foxborough to take on the New England Patriots.