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Eagles In The NFL: Week 1

Luke Kuechly suffers a concussion, and Matt Ryan throws for nearly 300 yards as the Eagles open up their 2015 NFL season.

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The following is a summary provided by Boston College on the performance of the Eagle alumni currently "playing on Sundays" as members of the NFL:

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

Ryan went 23-34 for 298 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. The Falcons actually led that game 20-3 at the half before nearly folding in the third and fourth. Philadelphia rallied to take a 24-23 lead late in the fourth before the Falcons won it on a late field goal.

Andre Williams, New York Giants

AW44 tallied 14 yards on six carries in a game that'll be best remembered for an offensive blunder by head coach (and former Eagles top dog) Tom Coughlin. Leading 23-20 late in the quarter, Eli Manning threw a third-and-goal pass out of the back of the end zone, stopping the clock with clear of a minute left. Had Manning taken a sack (or the Giants had, you know, run the ball), the Cowboys likely would've needed to go the length of the field in about 40 seconds. Instead, they had time for a full drive, and a Tony Romo pass found Jason Witten to defeat Big Blue.

Anthony Castonzo, Indianapolis Colts

Hey remember when Andrew Luck was a first rounder in everyone's fantasy draft? Well he only threw for 243 yards while completing 26 of his 49 passing attempts in a 27-14 loss to Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills. Castonzo is back protecting the blind side for the franchise.

Gosder Cherilus, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Cherilus is the starting right tackle for Tampa Bay, and he plowed the road as the Bucs managed 92 yards on 26 carries. Jameis Winston, however, didn't do so well, and Tampa lost to #2 overall pick Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans, 42-14.

Kasim Edebali, New Orleans Saints

Edebali saw some playing time as the Saints dropped a 31-19 decision to the Arizona Cardinals.

Andy Gallik, Tennessee Titans

Good to see Gallik getting in on the action in protecting Mariota during the Titans' 42-14 win over #1 overall pick Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Mark Herzlich, New York Giants

Herzlich is now a backup reserve linebacker and special teams coverage player for the Giants. He made two tackles on the night in Big Blue's loss to Dallas.

Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

Kuechly was well on his way to another monster game, making seven tackles in the first half, when he suffered a concussion just before halftime. Carolina would go onto beat Jacksonville, 20-9, but it is unknown yet how much time Kuechly will miss due to his injury. It's the first injury of the All-Pro's career.

Tyler Murphy, Pittsburgh Steelers

With the game well out of hand, Murphy caught his first career catch as the Steelers drove in the final seconds of their season-opening defeat at the hands of the defending World Champion New England Patriots. Murphy's catch helped set up a touchdown pass that helped the Steelers swing the point spread to an underdog cover, costing many people lots of money.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, Seattle Seahawks

Back on the field, KPL registered one tackle in the overtime loss to St. Louis, 34-31.

Ryan Quigley, New York Jets

Who could forget about the Jet punter? He made three punts for an average of just 44 yards in the Jets opening day win over Cleveland.

BJ Raji, Green Bay Packers

Show me what you got, what you got Raji. Welcome back BJ - four tackles and an assist on a sack of Jay Cutler spelled out a good return to the gridiron as the Pack dispatched Da Bears, 31-23.

Ian Silberman, San Francisco 49ers

Silberman was in uniform for the Niners but didn't register a play.

Matt Hasselbeck, Indianapolis Colts

The man just keeps on playing. He's the backup to Andrew Luck, and he helped out from the sidelines as the Colts dropped one in Buffalo.

Ifeanyi Momah, Arizona Cardinals

After finally making his first NFL team, the now-tight end Momah suffered a torn meniscus, landing him on injured reserve and ending his 2015 season.