Talking Points

Posted: September 08, 2008

What we're talking about following the Eagles' 38-3 victory over St. Louis:

--Improving their red-zone offense was high on the Eagles' to-do list heading into this season. Against the Rams, they converted three of four red-zone trips into touchdowns before Andy Reid rested most of his regulars in the fourth quarter.

--Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley turned in an impressive performance in just his second NFL start. He had nine tackles, including two for losses, and also had one of the Eagles' four sacks of Marc Bulger.

--The Eagles' three cornerbacks - Asante Samuel, Sheldon Brown and Lito Sheppard - seemed to co-exist fine in their first game together, shutting down the Rams' passing game. Samuel needs to start hanging on to some of those would-be interceptions, though.

--Andy Reid can officially remove Reno Mahe's phone number from his Rolodex now that he has DeSean Jackson to return punts. Jackson had three double-digit punt returns vs. the Rams, including a 60-yarder.

--Greg Lewis, the guy everybody in Philadelphia loves to cut, notched the first 100-yard receiving game of his career. He, Hank Baskett and DeSean Jackson became the first Eagles trio to record 100-yard receiving performances in the same game since 1960 and the first trio in the league since 2000.

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