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NFL Week 1 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 38, Detroit Lions 35

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts scores a touchdown against Lions during the first half on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at Ford Field. Nfl Philadelphia Eagles At Detroit Lions

Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell each found the end zone on rushes, propelling the Philadelphia Eagles past the Detroit Lions, 38-35, in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL season.

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Offensive spotlight: Both teams ran wild amid lackluster passing games. For the Eagles, Jalen Hurts gained 66 yards after contact of his 90 total, and he also forced six missed tackles. For the Lions, D'Andre Swift went well over the century mark and broke six tackles of his own to earn an 80.0-plus rushing grade on first review.

Defensive spotlight: Darius Slay faced a game-high nine targets but allowed only three catches for 55 yards — albeit one for a touchdown. He is still on track to lead Philadelphia's secondary in coverage grade.

Rookie spotlight: Lions preseason standout Malcolm Rodriguez enjoyed a strong debut, although his grade will be hampered by two missed tackles. The linebacker allowed four catches into his coverage for only 24 yards.

Offensive line spotlight: All five Eagles starting linemen earned 69.0-plus pass-blocking grades on first review after allowing a combined six hurries and one sack. Lane Johnson is on track to pace the group in both pass-blocking grade and run-blocking grade.

Betting Summary

Betting Odds Closing Result
Spread PHI -5.5 DET Covers
O/U 48.5 Over

Box Score

Passing
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jalen Hurts 24.72 18 / 32 243 7.6 0 0
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Jared Goff 16.5 21 / 37 215 5.8 2 1
Rushing
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Jalen Hurts 24.72 17 90 5.3 1 16
Miles Sanders 18.5 13 96 7.4 1 24
Kenneth Gainwell 11.2 5 20 4 1 7
Boston Scott 7 4 10 2.5 1 8
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
D'Andre Swift 29.5 15 144 9.6 1 50
Jared Goff 16.5 2 9 4.5 0 10
Jamaal Williams 16 11 28 2.5 2 7
Receiving
Philadelphia Eagles
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
A.J. Brown 28.5 13 10 155 11.9 0
Miles Sanders 18.5 2 2 9 4.5 0
Kenneth Gainwell 11.2 4 2 12 3 0
Dallas Goedert 9 4 3 60 15 0
Zach Pascal 1.7 1 1 7 7 0
DeVonta Smith 0 4 0 0 0 0
Noah Togiai 0 1 0 0 0 0
Detroit Lions
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPT TD
D'Andre Swift 29.5 3 3 31 10.3 0
Amon-Ra St. Brown 20.4 12 8 64 5.3 1
Jamaal Williams 16 2 1 2 1 0
DJ Chark 15.2 8 4 52 6.5 1
T.J. Hockenson 7.8 7 4 38 5.4 0
Josh Reynolds 3.8 3 1 28 9.3 0
Kalif Raymond 0 2 0 0 0 0

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