Monday, October 3, 2022

The Eagles playmaker intercepts Sixers Star [WATCH]

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay didn’t earn the nickname Big Play Slay for nothing, and he showcased his playmaking skills and star quality on Monday Night Football. Slay snagged a huge interception from Kirk Cousins ​​to turn what appeared to be a Vikings scoring drive into an Eagles turnover.

He then found one of the many stars present and presented the ball as a souvenir.

Perhaps this season, Slay will be spotted courtside at a Sixers game to watch Harden and company play.

Slay put together a shutdown performance against superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson. According to NFL NextGen Stats, Jefferson was taken into cover with Slay five times and caught one of those passes for 7 yards. Slay, meanwhile, took two passes that were intended for Jefferson. That’s a telling performance from Slay that’s sure to get some attention in the league.

Harden, who recently received high praise from a former teammate, was present less than two months after he was re-signed with the Sixers. After the game, he arranged for Slay to sign the ball for him.

That was Slay’s first interception of the year and the 24th of his career, and he added to those numbers later in the night with an end zone interception on a jump ball destined for Jefferson.

Harden wasn’t the only elite athlete or celebrity in attendance at Lincoln Financial Field. Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper was also spotted as the Phils are off tonight and will host the Blue Jays tomorrow.

Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Cooper was also in the house rocking some Sixers gear.

Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs of Montgomery County, Cooper has been spotted at Eagles games in the past. Quinta Brunson was also spotted.

The producer, writer, actress and comedian grew up in Philadelphia. Back in the athlete category, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce showed some brotherly love and was spotted in the stands wearing a Jason Kelce jersey.

The Kelce brothers started a podcast together this season, discussing life in the NFL and their two seasons on a week-to-week basis. So the Eagles had basketball stars, baseball stars and actors present. That leaves musicians aside, but Questlove was there to round out the musical category.

The Philadelphia-born drummer for The Roots.

Even after a season-opener win, Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon was arguably in the hot seat for giving up 35 points to the Lions. The defense looked significantly better against the Vikings in almost every facet of the game.

The Eagles held Kirk Cousins ​​for 221 yards on 27 of 46 passes, with one touchdown and three interceptions while sacking him twice. Philadelphia gave up just 62 yards on the ground on 11 tries.

While Jefferson made a few catches against other defenders, he was kept in check with just 48 yards overall on six catches.

It was only the third time Jefferson had been held under 50 yards since the start of last season. The Eagles also held the Vikings at 4-12 on third downs and 264 total yards. The Eagles, on the other hand, rallied 486 yards of offense.

While Jefferson made a few catches against other defenders, he was kept in check with just 48 yards overall on six catches.

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