There have been some crazy passing numbers but Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver AJ Brown just broke a NFL record in Week 8 against the Washington Commanders. Brown has been the top target in the Eagles offense and has been getting incredible receiving yards each and every week.
With his second touchdown reception of the day, AJ Brown has officially surpassed the 125 receiving-yard mark for the sixth consecutive game. That is the most games in a row for a wide receiver to reach that number.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 29, 2023
Entering Week 8, AJ Brown was only behind Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill for receiving yards. He ranks third in the league in targets (75) and fourth in receptions (52) before factoring in his performance against the Commanders today.
Is AJ Brown the best receiver in the NFL?
AJ Brown has been one of the best players in the league according to his statistics and has made his quarterback Jalen Hurts’ life a lot easier when on the field. Through seven weeks, he has 52 receptions on 75 targets for 809 yards (15.6 yards per catch) with three receiving touchdowns. As he broke the record for consecutive 125 receiving yard games, Brown has eight catches on eight targets for 129 yards (16.1 yards) and a pair of touchdown grabs.
His performance really opens up the other players on the offense as the defense has to focus some much attention on Brown. This helps guys like DeVonta Smith and tight end Dallas Goedert get single coverage and be open more often as well.
In terms of top wide receivers, we rarely hear his name mentioned in the conversation with Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill. However, it is time to get him in that elite category. He has the numbers to back it up and at only 26 years old, could continue to climb as he is entering the prime of his career.
Are the Eagles the best team in the NFC?
The Philadelphia Eagles currently are a game up on the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco 49ers for the top seed in the NFC but their schedule is about to get brutal. Their next six games after the Commanders are at home against Dallas, on the road against Kansas City, home against Buffalo, home against San Francisco, on the road against Dallas and on the road against Seattle.
It will be difficult to see them hold onto the top seed in the NFC but they have the most complete team. Their secondary needs some more help but with the trade for safety Kevin Byard and the NFL Trade Deadline, GM Howie Roseman is definitely addressing that situation.