By Harvey Hoffman
Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon finally got aggressive yesterday.
And the result was six sacks of the quarterback.
The Eagles pressured Lions Jared Goff non-stop, recorded six sacks and although Goff completed a high percentage of his passes most of them didn’t go anywhere.
Josh Sweat was all over the field for the best game of his four-year career, and got two.
Derek Barnett got a sack for the first time in 11 games, Hassan Ridgeway picked up his first since opening day in Atlanta and rookies Milton Williams and Tarron Jackson recorded the first sacks of their careers.
Linemen not named Javon Hargrave had just 3 ½ sacks coming into the game, and they had six yesterday.