After losing to the Jets in Week 6, the Philadelphia Eagles were in the spotlight in Week 7. This time, they were hosting the Miami Dolphins on Sunday Night Football and were sporting the Kelly Green uniforms (which they should keep permanently).
Miami posed a major threat due to their explosive offense but defensive coordinator Sean Desai was able to keep them from taking over. The Eagles also were able to string together several long drives on offense, thanks in large part to Lane Johnson being able to start on the offensive line after suffering an injury against New York.
All of this led to a thrilling 31-17 win as Philly improved to 6-1. Now, let's take a look back at the game with several studs and one dud from the victory.
Eagles Stud: Darius Slay, Cornerback
Miami has two of the most explosive wideouts in the NFL in Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. They also can go deep which we saw when Waddle was struggling with back pain and Cedrick Wilson came in and made a couple of clutch receptions.
Wilson had 48 yards on two receptions but it was still Hill and Waddle who led the way. Hill had 88 yards on 11 receptions with a touchdown and Waddle put up 63 yards on six catches.
Darius Slay was on the wrong end of a few of those but when it mattered most, Big Play Slay showed up.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Eagles were up 24-17 and Miami was driving down the field. Tua Tagovailoa attempted a deep pass to Raheem Mostert but Slay jumped in front of the ball and picked it off at the one-yard line, then ran it back to the 17.
Philadelphia's offense then went on a13-play drive that killed more than six minutes and was capped off with a Kenneth Gainwell touchdown. That put the game out of reach as Slay got the last laugh.