What a great game that turned out to be huh? What an ending huh? Let’s take one last look at Greg Ward’s first career touchdown as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s one thing to achieve some success personally. It’s a whole lot more fun to win from a personal standpoint and see the team make some magic happen in the process. The third time was definitely the charm for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward.
His first touchdown pass was called back because of a penalty. His second shot at hauling in his first touchdown catch wound up being an incomplete pass on Monday Night Football. He didn’t bat an eyelash on his third chance.
With everything on the line for the Eagles on third and goal, and with the game tied and less than a minute to play in Philly’s Week 15 matchup with their longtime rival, the Washington Redskins, Carson Wentz went to Greg Ward with the game on the line (and with Josh Norman in coverage).
There isn’t an Eagles fan on the planet that doesn’t know what happened next. Take a look!
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Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz completed all eight of his passes on Philly’s final drive for 70 yards, culminating in that final touchdown pass to Ward. He finished with 30 completions on 43 attempts for 266 yards and three total touchdowns.
Miles Sanders carried the ball 19 times for 122 yards and caught six passes for another 50 yards and found his way into the end zone as both a rusher and a receiver. He now owns the Eagles’ rookie franchise record for all-purpose yards and the team’s rookie record for rushing yards. Dallas Goedert contributed with five receptions, and how about that last one? Zach Ertz did ‘Zach Ertz things’ as he caught five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown.
The highlight of the game belonged to Greg Ward though. He finished with seven catches for 61 yards, and that final grab will never be forgotten by any Eagles fan. It’s been a long road from several tours of duty on the practice squad to a game-winning touchdown catch that helps keep his team’s playoff hopes alive. Enjoy this one for a few seconds, Mr. Ward! You deserve it!