Not a whole lot of things went right for the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in New Orleans, but you have to credit them for at least trying a little bit. With the Eagles down two scores, Philly tried to get creative and recreate the Music City Miracle to try and get some kind of energy going on a team that looked stale all night long.
Following a massive 70 yard drive by the Saints that put them up by two touchdowns, the ensuing kick saw all purpose return man Brandon Boykin took the kick out of his endzone but then he threw it across the field to Riley Cooper, a guy not a lot of people saw in the endzone unless they were watching closely.
Before the kick, Cooper laid down in the end zone commando style, and popped up at the right time to sprint out and catch Boykin’s pass and take it 94 yards for the touchdown. The Eagles came alive, the Saints and their fans were a little stunned and more importantly we had ourselves a one score football game that the Eagles had gotten themselves right back into.
Only, Boykin threw the ball with too much of a curve, as it was ruled a forward pass and took away the amazing play. If you look at the replay, the ball clearly goes forward before Cooper catches it, which is unfortunate because the play was beautifully bizarre and amazing all at the same time.
Instead of coming within a score of the Saints, the Eagles were backed up against their own goal line and their miserable night on the Bayou continued. But at least they tried.