3 Takeaways From Week 3 MNF Doubleheader

Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift

The NFL concluded its Week 3 coverage with a doubleheader of Monday Night Football games.

The first game was between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the second game beginning one hour later was between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.

Disney used ESPN and ABC to simulcast the games.

Here are three takeaways from the MNF doubleheader.

1. The Eagles Looked Like Their 2022 Selves

The Philadelphia Eagles are 3-0 which is not surprising given that the defending NFC Champions raced out to a 7-0 start in 2022.

It should not be overlooked that the Eagles lost their 2022 offensive and defensive coordinators, Shane Steichen and Jonathan Gannon who are now the head coaches of the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals respectively.

Monday night was the first time the Eagles played a dominant game on both sides of the ball.

2. The Bengals Found A Way To Win

By sheer will, the Cincinnati Bengals found a way to win their game and avenge the Super Bowl 56 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

There seemed no way that this team was going to end the night 0-3.

Joe Burrow is clearly not 100%, but Ja’Marr Chase had a big day along with the Bengals defense.

The Bengals are now 1-2 and only one game behind everyone else in the AFC North.


3. Space Out The Doubleheader

These were two good games with Super Bowl participants in the past few seasons.

They would have been more enjoyable to watch had they been spaced out.

Having two Monday night games on at the same time is a baffling formula.

ESPN/ABC is competing against itself for ratings, and no one understands the purpose.

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