Philadelphia Eagles: Boston Scott puts MetLife Stadium on notice again

Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Boston Scott #35, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Had Boston Scott never played another game as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2019 regular-season finale, a game played versus the hated New York Giants, he would have already carved his name into the hearts of Birds fans for all time as he helped punch Philly’s ticket to the postseason.

You remember that one, don’t you? Miles Sanders got hurt, and a star was born.

Scott notched 54 yards on 19 carries, another 84 yards on four receptions, and he danced into the end zone three times. As a matter of fact, after 29 regular-season games with six starts over the course of the past two seasons, Scott has six career touchdowns on his NFL resume.

His first touchdown was scored versus the Buffalo Bills. The last five have come versus Big Blue. They don’t call him the ‘Giant Killer’ for no reason.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott owns MetLife Stadium.

The Philadelphia Eagles final preseason game was played in some very familiar territory, MetLife Stadium, where they play annually in their perennial road game versus Big Blue. Philly’s visit on the final Friday in August is actually the first of three visits this season (they have another game scheduled in the regular season versus the Jets on December 5th). Perhaps Scott is getting warmed up.

Four of Scott’s touchdowns versus the Giants have been scored at MetLife Stadium. To open the scoring in the preseason finale, he put a notch on his belt with the Jets’ name on it. Take a look at this one and appreciate the beauty. Don’t blink. You’ll miss that fake at the end.

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Dare we say that, if Boston Scott was somehow allowed to play every game at MetLife Stadium versus the New York Giants or the New York Jets, we’d probably be looking at a Pro Football Hall of Fame career. He’ll make the team. This might be the best receiving back on the Philadelphia Eagles roster.