December 2, 2022

Eagles’ Jalen Hurts joins AJ Brown on three first-half touchdown passes

PHILADELPHIA — It’s almost Halloween, so it’s only fitting that “Swollen Batman” made a big impact for the Eagles on Sunday.

recipient AJ BrownNicknamed from cornerback Darius Slay Earlier in the season, he showed off his superhero skills with three first-half touchdown passes against the Pittsburgh Steelers, helping the Phillies to a 21-7 lead.

On the first TD connection, it looked like Jalen Hurts was intercepted by the Heave standout safety Minka FitzpatrickBut Brown stepped up and lifted to snag his third receiving touchdown of the season.

In the second, Hurts threw a perfect pass on third-and-8 that Brown caught for a 27-yard touchdown.

The third score was similar to the second, Hurts again hitting Brown on a 29-yard play down the right sideline.

Entering the game, Brown had not recorded a 100-yard receiving game since Week 1 against the Detroit Lions — a five-game streak tied for the second longest of his career. The third touchdown catch gave him five catches for 113 yards and 3 TDs on the day.

Joining Terrell Owens (twice in 2004), Brian Westbrook (2004), Kevin Curtis (2007) and Riley, Brown is the fifth Eagles player to catch 3-plus touchdowns in the last 20 seasons, according to ESPN Stats and Information Research. Cooper (2013).

Hurts now has three passing touchdowns of 20-plus air yards in a day, the second time an Eagles quarterback has had three such passing touchdowns since ESPN began tracking air yards in 2006 (Nick Foles in 2013). It was also the first time since 2006 that an Eagles receiver had three receiving touchdowns of 20-plus air yards in a game.