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The Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFC: FIVE things we learned from Week 2 of the NFL

While Week 2 of the NFL season saw three of the NFL’s powerhouses – the Bills, Bucs and Chiefs – handle business, there were also stunning comeback victories from the Dolphins, Cardinals and Jets.

But that wasn’t all we saw; In fact, some of the most interesting storylines come from some of the league’s lesser-announced games.

Here are five things we learned in week 2.

Amon-Ra St. Brown looks like the league’s next star receiver

While Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs had massive games in Week 2, a lesser-known receiver continued to make his mark in Detroit.

The Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown had nine catches for 116 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s win against the Commanders, giving him three touchdowns (and 180 yards) that year.

And while the sophomore receiver has been looking great so far in 2022, his game follows the trend of his strong end into 2021.

St. Brown had at least eight catches, 90 yards and a touchdown in four straight contests through the end of last season as the rookie offered glimpses of his talent ahead of another long Lions offseason.

If anyone thought Stretch was a fluke, now St. Brown makes them look silly.

He’s picked up right where he left off and could put up massive numbers as Detroit figures often catch up behind suspect defenses.

The Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFC

Before we even get into our praise of the Eagles, let’s take stock of the rest of the conference.

The Buccaneers and Giants are the only other 2-0 teams in the NFC. Tampa Bay hasn’t looked good on offense thus far, while the Giants have too and managed to deal with a softer schedule.

Elsewhere, the Packers lack elite receiving options, the Cowboys could go half the season without Dak Prescott, and the Rams looked extremely mortal in Week 1 against the Bills.

All of this means the bar for “one of the best teams in the NFC” might not even be that high.

And perhaps the only team to have passed the eye test so far – and have the record for it – is the Eagles.

Philadelphia continued its impressive start to the season Monday night, defeating the Vikings 24-7, and there were big positives to be had on both sides of the ball.

Jalen Hurts rushed 333 yards and totaled three touchdowns (two rushing) while four different players clinched at least 69 yards.

On the other side of the ball, Darius Slay had two interceptions and, just as important, helped knock out Vikings star Justin Jefferson, who ended the evening with just 48 receiving yards.

We’re not used to seeing the Eagles in the league’s elite since their Super Bowl win in 2018.

However, with Hurts’ developing game, the addition of AJ Brown and some positive signs on defense, it may be time we got used to it again.

The Colts may be a lot worse than previously announced

On the other side of the coin, the Colts have been making headlines two weeks into the season, and not for the reasons they might have hoped.

With Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman and a perceived quarterback upgrade in Matt Ryan, a team that finished 9-8 last season should certainly be competitive and possibly even surpass their 2021 record.

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