Nick Foles on whether this was his last game as an Eagle, Alshon Jeffery on the INT that ended the Eagles’ season and Lane Johnson’s reaction
Martin Frank, The News Journal
NEW ORLEANS — In the end, Alshon Jeffery was down on the ground, face first, his hands on his helmet.
The Eagles’ last chance to extend their season another week into the NFC Championship Game had just gone through his hands and into the arms of New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
But really, the Eagles’ 20-14 loss to the Saints in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs was a valiant effort that fell just short, done in by a top-seeded foe that found its rhythm after a great start by the Eagles, who took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
None of that made Jeffery feel any better.
“It’s a play I didn’t make,” Jeffery said. “It went through my hands. Nick (Foles) gave me a catchable ball. I gotta make that play. It’s on me. I’ll take that loss. It’s on me. I let all my teammates down, the city of Philadelphia. That’s on me. I’ll take that.”