It may not have interrupted anything disaster research was doing but Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders’ first NFL touchdown reminded us of another one that was pretty good.
It wasn’t a playoff game. He didn’t break several tackles or stiff-arm someone at the end of it, but it’s been a while since the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans have seen a run that was as exciting as Miles Sanders‘ first touchdown run of his career.
His 65-yard dash in Orchard Park to blow the game open versus the Buffalo Bills wasn’t just the longest play from scrimmage by the Eagles this season (65 yards), it was also their longest touchdown run in six years.
Sure, you’ve seen it all day, but you won’t mind another look, would you?
According to the NFL‘s Next Gen Stats department, the man who refers to himself as ‘Boobie Miles’ on his Twitter feed topped out as just under 21 miles per hour. ‘Boobie Miles’ is a Friday Night Lights reference for those who might be confused. Well, the coach put him in. He let him spin, and with the assistance of a block from Jordan Howard, Miles produced a play that we may one day credit with saving the 2019 season.
Take a look at this:
Once upon a time, an NFL legend, Marshawn Lynch, watched his career skyrocket on a run that’s now affectionately known as ‘The Beast Quake’.
Lynch helped launch one of the more memorable team runs in NFL history. ‘The Beast Quake’ will forever be a part of the narrative detailing the Seattle Seahawks‘ turnaround and their eventual Super Bowl victory.
Sanders run may not have come in a playoff game or may not have had the exact same level of pop, but Week 8 felt like a playoff game for Philly, and years from now, fans will still be talking about this one like they talk about Randall Cunningham eluding a Bruce Smith sack in his own end zone and tossing that long touchdown pass to Fred Barnett. You can count on that.