Like Blount, Chris Long made key plays along the way that helped Philly hoist their first-ever Vince Lombardi Trophy, including the recovery of a fumble by the Minnesota Vikings that was forced by Derek Barnett and impacting Case Keenum’s throw just enough that it led to Patrick Robinson’s interception and return for a touchdown.
That second play swung momentum in Philly’s favor for good during the NFC Championship Game, and that victory sent Philly to their third Super Bowl in franchise history. The call by FOX Sports’ Joe Buck will play on repeat in the minds of Eagles fans forever.
"Four men on the rush… Keenum throws… He’s picked! Patrick Robinson back the other way, looking for a block… Gets it! Robinson! For the touchdown!"
Long was given up on too soon by Philadelphia who decided it was time to turn things over to Barnett, but in his 32 games in midnight green, he played for free at times, electing to donate his checks to charity. As far as numbers go, he was very productive, racking up 51 tackles, six forced fumbles, and 11.5 sacks.