It’s been a big day for former South Carolina Gamecocks.
After Stephon Gilmore made a huge play for the Patriots, Alshon Jeffery punctuated a great first half for the Philadelphia Eagles, as he worked his way free and scored a huge 53-yard touchdown right before halftime. The play was set up by a strip sack from former Tennessee star defensive end Derek Barnett.
The score gave the Eagles a 21-7 lead just before halftime. Philadelphia was able add a field goal to take a 24-7 advantage into intermission.
Nick Foles put the #Eagles up 21-7 against the #Vikings in Philly. Playing very well right now, the Eagles are just a great team, the QB isn't what made them good, they just are. pic.twitter.com/eyo3IvxWnX
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 22, 2018
Then, with the game already in hand, Jeffery caught another TD to put the Eagles up 38-7 in the fourth quarter.
— Sports Degens (@TheSportsDegens) January 22, 2018
Jeffery came to the Eagles from the Chicago Bears. The former South Carolina product hauled in 57 catches for 789 yards and 9 touchdowns during the regular season. Jeffery took a bit of a risk coming to Philadelphia, as he came in on a one-year deal before signing a four-year, $52 million extension in December.
Safe to say with plays like this, the Eagles made a wise move in locking up the 27-year-old. And the Eagles are well-positioned to get to the Super Bowl, which will be played on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.