The Philadelphia Eagles have been arguably the most dominant team in the NFL thus far in the 2022 season. Not only are they the last undefeated team remaining in the league at 8-0, but they are handling business with relative ease.
While some people will point out that the Eagles’ schedule has been relatively easy to navigate thus far, you still have to win the game. There are upsets every week in the NFL and thus far, Philadelphia has been able to avoid any such letdowns. They come ready to play every game, evidenced by the fact they have four double-digit victories this season and a point differential of +90, second to only the Buffalo Bills at +102.
The Eagles’ offense has really found its stride this season as quarterback Jalen Hurts has taken steps forward in the passing game. Having wide receiver A.J. Brown added to the mix certainly helps, giving him a bonafide No. 1 option to go along with 2021 first-round pick DeVonta Smith and tight end Dallas Goedert.
When mixed with one of the strongest running games in the league led by Miles Sanders and a very good offensive line, Philadelphia has one of the toughest offenses to stop in the NFL. However, an argument could be made that their defense is actually the strength of this team.
The Eagles are ranked fourth in points against and third in yardage allowed this season as they have made it very difficult for teams to move the ball. Just how stingy are the Eagles? According to PFF, they have allowed a score on only 26 percent of their possessions this season, which is first in the league.
The Eagles have a strong pass rush with six players having multiple sacks on the season, led by Javon Hargrave with six sacks and Hassan Reddick with 5.5. The pass rush is only going to get stronger with Robert Quinn acclimating himself after being acquired in a trade from the Chicago Bears.
They are afforded so much time getting after the quarterback because Philadelphia has the best cornerback duo locking down the secondary in Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Slay is first in the NFL in passer rating allowed and Bradberry is third as teams are finding no success throwing against the Eagles, something that has not always been the case in recent years.
Opponents better how that their defense is up for the task of slowing down Hurts and company because finding scoring opportunities against the Eagles’ defense is a tall task.