A.J. Brown Eagles Dec 4, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) reacts after his touchdown catch against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

AJ Brown completed a superb day against his former team on Sunday.

The star receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles faced the Tennessee Titans for the first time in his career. The Titans dealt Brown, who they drafted in 2019, in the offseason to Philadelphia. The Eagles, blessed with a sensational talent, have flourished with Brown aboard.

The Eagles won their 11th game of the season in a rout against Tennessee on Sunday afternoon. As it turned out, the former Titans’ star played a crucial role.

Brown finished the game with eight catches, 119 yards, and two touchdowns. He recorded a 100-yard effort for the first time since October 30. And he did so against his former team. That makes it look like Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel had a point earlier this week with his “I wish nothing but the best for A.J. Brown, except for when we compete against him” line.

Brown’s touchdowns were things of beauty. The first came after a TD originally got wiped off the board. As Ari Meirov tweeted, “AJ Brown had a 41-yard TD called back after replay. The next play? AJ Brown comes down with a 41-yard TD. This one actually counts.”

If Brown looked incredibly open on that play, it’s because he was. Next Gen Stats tweeted a major nugget, “A.J. Brown had 15.6 yards of separation on his 40-yard TD reception, the most separation on any completion 25 yards down the field over the last five seasons.”

Brown’s second touchdown was outrageous. Jalen Hurts threw a ball that only a player of Brown’s caliber could pull in.

Brown played so well that he had personalities in other cities thinking about him. Chicago-area radio host Danny Parkins tweeted, “I’d really like Ryan Poles to find Justin Fields his AJ Brown.”

The NFL world buzzed about the star receiver’s performance all afternoon.

[Ari Meirov, Next Gen Stats; photo from Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports]

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