After four weeks, the Eagles are the only undefeated team in the National Football League. The last time the Eagles were 4-0 was 2004. Before the season began, there were some expectations for this team. As Howie started to improve this roster, expectations began to grow. Although expectations rose, not many saw them still being undefeated at this point in the season. The schedule has been relatively easy, but they still have to win the games.
Last season the Eagles struggled to create turnovers and struggled to come up with game-changing turnovers. Turnover margin is often a massive indicator of success, and the more turnovers you create, the better your chances of winning. It is beneficial when your offense takes care of the ball. Hurts did throw an interception this week, but the team was able to re-group.
Winning the Turnover Battle
Just like they have a 4-0 record, they also have won the turnover match-up in each game. In week one, they only caused one turnover, but it was a big one. James Bradberry had his first interception as an Eagle, taking it all the way to the house for six. This was a huge play during the game and gave the Eagles a two-score lead which was enough to see the game out.
In week two against Minnesota, the defense had a coming out party. Jalen Hurts had his first turnover of the year on a screen pass off the hands of Gainwell. However, the defensive backs did enough to win the turnover match-up again. This time, Slay put on a clinic. He forced Cousins into two interceptions leading to a statement win on Monday night. Avonte Maddox also added his first interception of the season.
Avonte Maddox with the Eagles second interception off Kirk Cousins tonight
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 20, 2022
Heading into week three, Eagles fans were ready for the defensive line to feast. They did just that, sacking Carson Wentz nine times! Miraculously, Wentz only lost one fumble on the day, but the Eagles did not turn the ball over.
5 sacks for Eagles for -33 yards 🔥🔥
Carson Wentz 2 completions-21 yards
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 25, 2022
Last week the defensive line kept rolling as they were in Trevor Lawrence’s grill all afternoon. On the Eagles first offensive possession, the Jags took a 7-0 lead after a Hurts interception that was returned for a touchdown. Later Bradberry added his second interception of the year, which came in a huge moment as the Jaguars were knocking on the door. The defensive front forced Lawrence to fumble four times. The Eagles caused five turnovers on the day. Through four weeks, they have a +8 turnover margin.
In conclusion, the Eagles have won the turnover battle in every game. All turnovers are important, but the Eagles have created some timely ones this season. If the Eagles can keep winning the turnover battle, they should keep winning games.
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