Welcome back to another edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. It is safe to say that the Philadelphia Eagles are currently one of the hottest and most impressive teams in the NFL after last Monday’s dominant performance over the Minnesota Vikings, flying away with a 24-7 victory. After a 2-0 start, the Eagles look to continue to the momentum into week three of the season. Let’s check out all the happenings from the week leading up to this afternoon’s kickoff.
- This afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles will travel to FedEx field to take on Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders in their first divisional game of the 2022 season. There is no secret that this game will receive loads of hype as the Eagles will face their former quarterback for the first time, and Wentz shared some very reflective insight on his time in Philadelphia earlier this week. Kickoff for the showdown is scheduled for 1 p.m. and can be seen live on FOX.
- One Eagle who looks to carry a massive amount of momentum into week three is cornerback Darius Slay. A congratulations goes to Slay for being named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week after his electrifying performance in the Eagles victory over the Vikings. Slay’s production proved to be perfect as he hauled in two crucial interceptions, recorded three pass break-ups, and only allowed one catch in six targets while lining up against one of the league’s best receivers in Justin Jefferson.
- In a roster move, the Eagles announced that they elevated wide receiver Britain Covey from the practice squad to the active roster. Covey is expected to handle punt return duties for today’s game.
- On the injury front, wide receiver Quez Watkins missed practice Wednesday with an illness, but would return to practice on Thursday. As of Friday, offensive guard Landon Dickerson was listed as questionable for this afternoon’s game after missing practice with a foot injury.
- Total Sports Live sends our condolences to the family of former Eagles running back Herb Lusk who passed away last Monday at the age of 69 from cancer, Drafted in the tenth round of the 1976 NFL Draft out of Long Beach State, Lusk went on to play three seasons with the Eagles. Following his NFL career, Lusk went on to become the pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia, where he served until his death.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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