Jason Peters and Brandon Brooks Were in Prime Form vs. Washington
Although both Jason Peters and Brandon Brooks focused their summer on getting back to full health after suffering injuries in 2018, any concerns that either offensive lineman could get back to their usual high level of play at the start of the 2019 season were put to rest against Washington.
Peters played through the majority of the 2018 season with a bicep injury, on top of recovering from a torn Achilles. The 37-year old veteran started in all 16 games but he continuously went in and out of the lineup.
Brooks suffered a torn Achilles just eight months ago in the divisional round of the playoffs.
If you watched either player on Sunday, it would seem that both are back to their prime form.
Despite being on a pitch count of 50 snaps heading into the season opener, Brooks surpassed that cap (appeared in 54 snaps).
He was stellar in doing so.
According to Pro Football Focus, Brooks was the highest graded guard during Sunday's slate of games.
It isn't often that a 340-pound lineman can recover in just eight months from an injury as serious as a torn Achilles. That is exactly what Brooks did.
Peters wasn't much worse. The 10-year member of the Eagles offensive line did not allow a single pressure on QB Carson Wentz.
Both players ended up on PFF's "Team of the Week".
The offensive line was critical in the Eagles second half turnaround that resulted in a 32-3 run. If Peters and Brooks can perform at the same level next week, the offense will pick up right where they left off.