PHILADELPHIA The time is almost Halloween, so it’s appropriate for the Eagles to have “Swole Batman” made a significant impression for The Eagles in Sunday’s.
Receiver A.J. Brown who earned name recognition from the cornerback Darius Slay early in the season, showcased his superhero skills by throwing three touchdown passes in the first half in the first half against Pittsburgh Steelers, helping Philly to take a 21-7 advantage.
When the 1st TD contact, it appeared as if Jalen Hurts’ throw was going to be intercepted by the standout safety Minkah Fitzpatrick However, Brown was quick to get in and climbed up to grab his third touchdown reception of the season.
In the second, Hurts threw a perfect ball to Brown on a third-and-8 that Brown was able to catch in stride for the 27-yard touchdown.
The third scoring was identical to the first, as Hurts again striking Brown in the right-hand side of the field on a play of 29 yards.
In the pregame, Brown had not recorded an accumulative 100 yards since the first week in the game against the Detroit Lions — a five-game streak which was equal to the second longest time in the career of Brown. A third touchdown catch earned Brown five catches, three touchdowns and 113 yards in the entire game.
Brown was the fiveth Eagles player in the last 20 seasons to have at least 3 receiving touchdowns in a single game as per ESPN Stats & Information research and joins Terrell Owens (twice in 2004), Brian Westbrook (2004), Kevin Curtis (2007) and Riley Cooper (2013).
Hurts is now averaging three touchdowns passing of more than 20 air yards in the game this is this is the 2nd time in his career since ESPN began monitoring the air yardage in 2006 when an Eagles quarterback has three pass-by touchdowns (Nick Foles in 2013). This is also the first time that an Eagles receiver has recorded three receiving touchdowns that exceed 20 air yards in a single game since the year 2006.