The Philadelphia Eagles will aim to be the only team in the NFL to start 4-0 when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. There's no denying that A.J. Brown plays a crucial role on offense, which makes head coach Nick Sirianni's latest status update on the wide receiver a big deal.
A.J. Brown Week 4 Status
Sirianni explained that Brown missed the last two days of practice due to personal reasons. Reports claim the 25-year-old is soon expecting the birth of his second child, so his absence may be linked to that. Brown returned on Friday, though, as Sirianni remained confident the Pro Bowler will be ready.
Keep an eye on Brown's final injury designation. It'll go a long way in determining whether or not there is any reason to worry about his Week 4 status. Brown has been quarterback Jalen Hurts' top option through three weeks and leads Philadelphia with 309 receiving yards on 20 receptions (31 targets).
Standing in the way of Philly's hopes to stay undefeated is a Jaguars' secondary that has posted the seventh-best pass defense DVOA rating and has allowed an opponent completion percentage of 58.6% (No. 5 in NFL). The Eagles' passing attack is going to have to be firing on all cylinders Sunday.
Oddsmakers expect another big day for Brown as FanDuel Sportsbook gives him -114 odds to record over 75.5 receiving yards. He has crossed that mark in two of his three games played in 2022. Meanwhile, the Eagles are slated as a 6.5-point favorite over the Jaguars at Lincoln Financial Field.
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