At long last.... 15 days after the Philadelphia Eagles vanquished the Dallas Cowboys, they're back to play another game. This one's against an even tougher opponent albeit one they don't tackle very often. Yep! It's time for the final game of Week 11's slate. This one is in prime time on Monday Night Football versus the defending AFC Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs.
We did a quick headcount, and Brandon Graham is present and accounted for. Philly's social media team, the best in the NFL, captured our guys boarding their plane for Missouri. Check out that last fellow in this clip.
Guess what? This game has added significance. B.G. will make a little history when the Eagles headline Monday Night Football.
Brandon Graham's 188th regular-season game ties David Akers for the most in franchise history.
April 22nd was the date... The year was 2010... The Philadelphia Eagles were on the clock after trading up to the 13th-overall selection.
Some thought they had done so to draft former Texas Longhorns safety Earl Thomas. It made sense. That would give them someone who could fill a large pair of cleats left by a departed Brian Dawkins. Philly instead threw us a curveball.
The Birds would do what has now become a fixture of their business model. They elected against taking the defensive back to take someone who played in the trenches. Former Michigan Wolverine Brandon Graham was the selection. The rest, as they say, is history.
More than 13 years after the 2010 NFL Draft, B.G.'s 188th game is one worth noting. He ties David Akers for the most games ever played as a member of this proud franchise. Unlike Akers, however, Graham has spent his entire career in midnight of kelly green. Trust us on this one. A lot of players and coaches have walked in and out of the door since he showed up.
Graham is one of three Birds that have played for Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Doug Pederson, and Nick Sirianni. Jason Kelce and Fletcher Cox are the other two.
Most importantly, he's the owner of the most famous strip-sack in Super Bowl history. If for no other reason, he deserves a statue for that one.
Congratulations B.G.! Regardless of what happens after this game, your place in the hearts of Birds fans will forever be secure. Something tells us your spot in the Eagles Hall of Fame is certain as well.