The Philadelphia football team took on their former QB on Sunday and fired him in their win over the Commanders.
The Eagles took on the Commanders and emerged victorious in a road game that had so many green-clad fans in the stands it almost looked like Lincoln Financial Field.
The victory was sweeter than ever for some Philadelphians as it came against Carson Wentz, the former Eagles quarterback who disappointed many on his return after substitute Nick Foles led the team to become Super champions. Bowl. Wentz was sacked nine times in Sunday’s game, moves that often drew more cheers than boos, despite the game taking place in DC.
“It was like a home game,” quarterback Jalen Hurts said at a post game press conference. The young QB had another standout game as he led the Eagles to their first 3-0 season start in six years.
Hurts’ main target that day was DeVonta Smith. The rising 2nd year star put on a stellar performance, rushing for 169 receiving yards and pulling off a huge catch that will be replayed on top moments for at least the rest of the year. It all happened a day after Smith introduced a new line of sneakers called “Honey Drip.”
AJ Brown is another wide receiver who has continued to go big for the Eagles. Hurts’ longtime best pal, who was 85 yards on Sunday, leaned on his “Batman” nickname and pulled out a cape he apparently bought on Amazon, wearing it on the sidelines.
Speaking of clothing, several fans made changes to theirs to honor the new star helping provide the Eagles spark. When Brown joined Philadelphia on a blockbuster preseason trade, he took No. 11 – the number once worn by Wentz.
Which led to a lot of DIY jersey changes.
Some people have used duct tape. Others a sharpie. A few revised jerseys seemed to have been graced with the release of the office color printer. A few people fancied and ordered an actual nameplate to sew or iron on the offending name.
The Eagles’ schedule is expected to get tougher from here, and it’s too early to tell if coach Nick Sirianni really has them in the zone. But they have a chance to be real contenders – and no matter how many jersey changes Philly fans have to make, you can bet they’ll show up to cheer on the Birds.