The Philadelphia Eagles give their fans a late Christmas present versus a familiar foe.
Picture it. The Eagles were on the road. They had just won in Week 16 in an emotional tilt versus the Dallas Cowboys. Zach Ertz was hurt and out of this one. Miles Sanders left the game early and never returned, and the returning Jordan Howard was only capable of stepping in and being a decoy. That’s what one might call “dire straits”.
What did Boston Scott do? He stepped right in when called upon, caught four passes for 84 yards, carried the ball 19 more times for 54 yards, and as Thom Brennaman stated, who handled the play-by-play duties on FOX, he “plowed his way into the end zone and into the hearts of Philadelphia Eagles fans for all time”.
Scott’s three scores helped lead the way to a 34-17 win in a game where the “Birds” scored 17 unanswered points to snatch a victory in a game Philly had to win. This was a late Christmas present or the nicest way possible that 2019 could end as everyone was preparing for another year, depending on how you look at it.
Equally as satisfying was the fact that Philadelphia embarrassed their lifelong rivals, the New York Giants in front of their hometown fans, and they also eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention. A win is a win, but a win of that sort is doubly satisfying or triply satisfying. Is that even a word? This one has to be in anyone’s top five moments if we’re talking about the 2019 season.