Don’t be fooled by the box score and the amount of yards the Eagles’ defense gave up this game. While it wasn’t a complete and all out domination for 60 minutes, the defense, and specifically the front 7, made some big stops at key moments in the game to help lead the Eagles to victory. Here are some of the highlights:
Brandon Graham knifing through the offensive line to tackle Alfred Morris for a 3 yard loss.
Bennie Logan showing great agility to meet Alfred Morris in the hole and stuff him for a 1 yard loss.
Connor Barwin with a huge sack and fumble in the redzone.
Fletcher Cox and Connor Barwin with a huge stop on 3rd and 2. Cox does a great job here of fighting off his block and filling what could have been a nice hole for Morris to run through.
Najee Goode with a sack on Griffin.
Trent Cole with a sack on Griffin. He does a great job here of knocking left tackle Trent Williams’ arms away, preventing Williams from getting his hands to his chest.
Cedric Thornton getting a great push against the run, stopping Morris for a 1 yard loss on 2nd and 1. I pause the clip midway through, take a look at how he surges at the end to push the offensive lineman back into Morris once he sees Morris trying to cut back.
Vinny Curry getting a good jump off the snap and getting into the backfield, forcing Morris to have to cut back into the teeth of the defense. Curry also gets a hand of his jersey, slowing him up a bit. The line of scrimmage is at the 25 yard line. When Curry forces Morris to cut up field, he’s at around the 21 yard line, 4 yards deep into the backfield.
Great to see the front 7 playing aggressive, swarming to the ball, and making plays. Enjoy the week off fellas, you’ve earned it.