3. December 6th, 2015: Week 13 versus the Patriots
You can argue that this game laid the groundwork to Philly understanding what it took to be world champions. No, Carson Wentz hadn’t been drafted yet. No, Philly hadn’t hired Doug Pederson yet, but on December 6th of 2015, Philly walked into Foxborough and took care of business against a 10-1 New England Patriots team.
It wasn’t luck. It wasn’t a fluke. Philly lined up and kicked their tails that day. It was a total team effort, to say the least. Philly overcame a 14-0 deficit, Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes to Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews, and Philly scored on a blocked punt that Najee Goode took to the house.
As exhilarating as all of that was, it was two plays that highlighted the day. Malcolm Jenkins would intercept a tipped pass by Tom Brady and take it 99 yards in the other direction to put Philly up by seven points (21-14). Darren Sproles would take a punt return back 83 yards to put Philly up by 14 points (28-14). In all, Sproles ran for 66 yards on 15 totes, and he caught an additional four passes for 34 yards. Philly won by a score of 35-28.