Instant analysis: Eagles flex offensive firepower in 38-35 win over Lions in Week 1

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Jalen Hurts entered the 2022 NFL season needing to secure his contract extension with improved accuracy and decision-making from the pocket.

If the season opener is any indication, Philadelphia has its quarterback of the future and a handful of weapons to help strike fear in opposing defenses.

Hurts accounted for 333 yards and a touchdown.

At the same time, A.J. Brown had a Terrell Owens-like debut, racking up a career-high-tying 155 yards receiving helping the Eagles escape Ford Field with a 38-35 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Eagles were running away early

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After trailing 7-0 early, the Eagles scored 24 points in the second quarter and had a 17-point lead in the fourth that was cut to three after DJ Charks’ beautiful 22-yard touchdown catch over Darius Slay with 3:51 left.

Four different ball carriers

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Philadelphia had four different players rush for touchdowns and amassed 216 total yards rushing, capitalizing on the NFL’s best offensive line for the second time in less than a year.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire