LOOK: DeVonta Smith's monster first half includes two great deep catches and a TD


DeVonta Smith was nearly-invisible in Week 1 against Detroit, recording no catches on just four targets, leading some to wonder if he had been completely shut out of the Eagles’ game plan after the acquisition of A.J. Brown, who had 10 catches for 155 yards.

Well, Smith rebounded nicely in Week 2, catching all seven of his targets for 80 yards, and he had seven catches for 156 yards and a touchdown in Week 3…at the half, with two deep grabs that included one great slight of foot and one of the most amazing catches we’ve seen this season.

The first probably wasn’t a catch, but because Commanders head coach Ron Rivera failed to throw the challenge flag in time, Smith got a 31-yard grab on a big third-and-five as the Washington 42 that led to a touchdown:

Then, towards the end of the half, on a first-and-10 at the Washington 45 as the Eagles tried to make a two-minute drill drive into scoring position, Smith made a double move into the middle of the field and came down with an insane 44-yard grab, one that was only marred by the fact that he remained down after a hard landing and forced the Eagles to use their final timeout:

Fear not, Philly faithful…because Smith quickly returned, and on the final play of the half, fourth-and-goal at the two, Jalen Hurts hit Smith on a contested catch in the back corner of the end zone to make it three straight first halves with 24 points for the Birds:

He even got the Batman treatment like AJ Brown, as he is the “Little Batman” to Brown’s “Swole Batman” and Quez Watkins’ “Fast Batman” as Philly’s bench becomes Gotham City:

Meanwhile, Carson Wentz, in his first game against his old old team, was sacked six times against just three completions, fumbled twice (and lost one), and had led the Commanders to just 50 yards of offense in the first half.

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Wentz had just 24 yards passing (-16 total yards when you subtract sacks), a total three different Eagles bettered in the first 20 minutes.

Safe to say the reboot is working so far?

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