EaglesJets Flashback: Eric Allen's Pick Six

EaglesJets Flashback: Eric Allen's Pick Six

We'll have more on today's Eagles/Jets game, but for the time being I figured I'd whet your appetite with this all-time classic Eagles video.

Eric Allen's 94-yard interception return for a touchdown in the Meadowlands against the Jets took place over 18 years ago. In re-watching the video it hasn't lost any of its jaw-droppingness. If anything, the passage of time makes it all the more amazing.

The first thing that struck me was the voice of Pat Summerall. There were no over the top catch phrases or forced excitement. He simply called it as it happened. Similarly, it was nice to hear John Madden. Late in his career he sort of became a caricature of what he once was, but he's vintage Madden in this clip.

The next thing that struck me was the names of the players on the field. For the life of me I could not remember who that #77 was who pressured Boomer Esiason just before he released the ball. I wanted tot say it was Rhett Hall, but it wasn't. I actually had to look it up. Do you know who it is? I'll give you a second to think about it......it was Keith Millard.

I totally forgot that the longtime Viking ended his career with the Eagles. Next, the final block in the return was thrown by Ben Smith. Smith, who was a former first-round pick out of Georgia, will forever live on in my mind, along with Ron Jones, as a guy who barring injury would've been an all-time franchise great.

Of course I am likely completely overestimating what his career would have been, but there's something so lasting and tantalizing about a young player who flashes brilliance only to see his career cut short by injury.

Lastly, I completely forgot about Eric Allen and Calvin Williams approaching Randall Cunningham in the tunnel after the touchdown. Randall, who suffered a broken fibula in the second quarter of the game, was on crutches watching Allen's return unfold. A good portion of the team, including Bubby Brister, ran to meet Allen and Cunningham following the score.

The play was so stunning that no less of an authority than Steve Sabol called it the greatest interception return in NFL history.

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

BOX SCORE

NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P