The Eagles paid A.J. Brown $100 million to be a difference maker and all he did on Sunday in the season opener was break a franchise record.
Philadelphia exploded offensively against the Lions, coming away with a 38-35 victory in which Brown went off for ten catches on 13 targets and 155-yards receiving.
Brown’s 155 receiving yards against the Detroit Lions in Week 1 is the most receiving yards ever for a Philadelphia Eagles player in his first game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, eclipsing a mark set by Donte’ Stallworth (141 yards) in 2006.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 11, 2022
Only Anquan Boldin (208 yards, 49ers) and Randy Moss (183 yards, Patriots) had better debuts after being traded in the past 30 years, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
The Eagles will now head home for a gigantic Monday night matchup against the Vikings and one of the NFL’s top receivers, Justin Jefferson.
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