Six incredible stops on DeSean Jackson's unforgettable ride as an Eagles legend

Now-retired wide receiver DeSean Jackson enjoyed many memorable moments during his time with Philadelphia. Here are six of our favorite memories.

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2. December 12, 2010 - DeSean Jackson banks his highest single-game receiving yards total.

Jackson maintained his dominant play following the Eagles' decision to trade Donovan McNabb to Washington during the 2010 offseason. Michael Vick took over as Philly's starting quarterback and experienced a career resurgence shortly thereafter.

Versus the rival Cowboys, Vick and Jackson combined for 210 yards. Vick's other 60 passing yards were spread among seven other Eagles players.

Philadelphia would edge Dallas, and Number 10's career day had a lot to do with that. He enjoyed several contests during his career where he notched over 100 yards receiving. This would be the lone time however that he'd eclipse 200 receiving yards or more.

1. December 19, 2010 - Another Miracle at the Meadowlands

Our favorite DeSean Jackson memory doubles as his favorite Eagles moment. It came against another divisional foe. It came just one week after his 210-yard day. You probably knew this was coming. How could we not add this to the list?

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The Eagles answered some early domination by the hated Giants with a dominating second-half performance. They erased a 24-3 deficit and a 31-10 lead to, incredibly, fight back and tie the game at 31 points. Everyone knows what came in the final seconds.

Now, we don't know if this was true or not, but Jackson once stated that he fumbled the football on purpose to allow himself an advantage and to allow blocks to settle. His walk-off 65-yard touchdown return gave Philly a stunning come-from-behind win and one of the franchise's biggest plays in the rivalry's history.

This new 'Miracle' is often remembered alongside Herman Edwards' fumble return, the original "Miracle at the Meadowlands". Eagles radio's color commentator Mike Quick dubbed this "Miracle at the Meadowlands II." We would disagree though, respectfully of course.

We'd probably call Brian Westbrook's punt return the second miracle (2003). That would make this the third. Regardless of which side you stand on in that argument however, this will forever be our favorite memory of DeSean Jackson in Eagles Green.

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