Eagles’ Darius Slay channels World Cup with header deflection, Josiah Scott interception

Darius Slay has never intercepted Aaron Rodgers. But his World Cup-style header led to Josiah Scott’s unusual interception.

The Philadelphia Eagles don’t appear be satisfied to be the only one-win team playing American football these days; at least two of their defenders have perfected the kind header-to-teammate work you’d expect to see in the ongoing World Cup.

With 10:32 left in the first quarter of Philly’s Sunday night game against the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers tried to hit Allen Lazard. Which didn’t happen, as cornerback Darius Slay saw the ball bounce right off his helmet, and into the hands of fellow cornerback Josiah Scott. This is how Scott, the 2020 fourth-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Michigan State logged his first NFL interception.

Interestingly enough, Slay has played 16 games against the Packers in his estimable career — the most he has against any opponent (primarily from his time with the Detroit Lions from 2013 through 2019), and he has never intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass of his own.

For the time being, Slay will have to console himself with his status as the Cristiano Ronaldo of the American game, and his new contribution to the Eagles’ defense.

Eagles CB Josiah Scott with a tip drill interception against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Darius Slay didn’t add Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to his Mount Rushmore of pick balls, but his deflection helped Eagles CB Josiah Scott log his first career interception.

Darius Slay has waited for his entire career to intercept Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and early in the first quarter on Sunday night, the All-Pro cornerback let one bounce right off his head.

The deflected pass off of Slay landed in the hands of slot cornerback Josiah Scott, who logged his first career interception to put Philadelphia in a scoring position.

Miles Sanders then put the Eagles up 14-0 on a 15-yard touchdown scamper.

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Eagles updated 53-man roster vs. Packers: News and notes for Week 12

Here’s an updated look at the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man roster ahead of Sunday night’s matchup against the Green Bay Packers

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than 12 hours away from returning to the field for a primetime matchup against the Packers on NBC.

The Birds are the favorite and will look to move to 10-1 on the season while maintaining their lead in the NFC. 

Jalen Hurts continues to cement his status for a new contract, and at the same time, Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense regained its form after being shredded in back-to-back weeks.

Here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 12.

2023 NFL mock draft roundup: Eagles load up on dynamic defenders, land RB Jahmyr Gibbs

We’re in Week 12 of the 2022 NFL season, and it’s never too early for 2023 NFL Draft projections and mocks with the 9-1Philadelphia Eagles in a position to reload on offense and defense

We’re now 12 weeks through the 2022 season, and it is never too early for 2023 NFL draft conversations centered around Philadelphia having multiple picks in round one.

Thanks to some draft night wizardry from Howie Roseman, the Eagles traded the No. 16 overall pick, No. 19 overall pick, and a 2022 sixth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints for the No. 18 overall pick, a 2022 third-round pick, a 2022 seventh-round pick, a 2023 first-round pick, and a 2024 second-round pick.

We’re tracking the Birds’ picks via Tankathon, and through the first quarter of the season, Philadelphia looks to be heading toward a top-ten selection.

The mock drafts are starting to heat up, and we have the roundup for this weekend’s action.

Eagles CB Darius Slay hopes to add Aaron Rodgers to his Mount Rushmore of ‘pick balls’

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay has 26 career interceptions, but none have come off Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, and he’s looking to add the legend to his Mt Rushmore

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay has 26 career interceptions, and he’s looking to add another legend to his Mount Rushmore.

The 2021 Pro Bowler has picked off greats like Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees, but there’s one name missing, and he would like Sunday night to be one.

Slay never had the opportunity to land a turnover off former Colts, and Broncos great Peyton Manning, his biggest regret despite entering the league as the 1998 No. 1 overall pick was set to exit the league.

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What we learned from the Eagles’ win over the Colts

Here are four things we learned from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11

The Eagles moved to 9-1 on the season after a come-from-behind 17-16 win over the Colts (4-6-1) at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Philadelphia used a late 11-play, 75-yard drive that was capped off by a seven-yard touchdown run from Jalen Hurts with 1:20 left in regulation.

A Jake Elliott extra point put the Eagles up 17-16, and the defense was able to close things out.

Here’s what we learned from Philadelphia’s Week 11 win.

Eagles’ PFF grades: Best and worst performers from win over Colts

Here are the Best and worst PFF grades from the Philadelphia Eagles’ 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11

The Eagles are set to begin preparation for a Week 12 matchup against the Packers after escaping Indianapolis with a 17-16 win over the Colts.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts once again made winning plays at critical junctions of the game. Philadelphia’s defense rebounded from their Monday night disaster to contain Jonathan Taylor and the Colts’ offense.

The Week 11 grades are out via PFF, and the top performer has been with the team just three days before such an efficient and physical performance.

Studs and duds from Eagles 17-16 win over the Colts

Studs and duds from the Philadelphia Eagles Week 11 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday

The Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1 for the 6th time in franchise history after overcoming a ten-point fourth-quarter deficit to down the Colts 17-16.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 18-of-25 (72.0%) attempts for 190 yards, 1 TD, and a 107.1 passer rating while rushing for a team-high 86 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries.

On defense, Linval Joseph and Ndamukong Suh made their presence known in the middle, holding Jonathan Taylor to under 100 yards.

 

National reactions: Eagles move to 9-1 after comeback win over Colts

Questions about the Philadelphia Eagles trusting quarterback Jalen Hurts as a passer are some of the national reactions to the 17-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11

The Eagles matched their win total from last season with Sunday’s win over the Colts, and they’ll now work to lock down home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.

Jalen Hurts placed himself firmly into the MVP race, going 18-25 passing for 190 yards and one touchdown through the air. Hurts led Philadelphia in rushing on the night as well, totaling 86 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

The Eagles’ defense rebounded from a disastrous performance on Monday night football, holding Indianapolis to three field goals after they jumped out to an early 7-0 lead behind the strong running of Jonathan Taylor.

Eagles vs. Colts game recap: Everything we know

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts game recap: Everything we know from Week 11

The Philadelphia Eagles are 9-1 for the 6th time in franchise history ( 1949, 1960, 1980, 2004, and 2017) after overcoming a ten-point fourth-quarter deficit to down the Colts 17-16.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 18-of-25 (72.0%) attempts for 190 yards, 1 TD, and a 107.1 passer rating while rushing for a team-high 86 yards and one touchdown on 16 carries.

Here’s everything we know from the Week 11 matchup.