Chris Long had a strong game in the Eagles’ ugly 19-10 win over the Raiders Christmas night.
The 10-year veteran had a strip sack and racked up four quarterback hits on Oakland’s Derek Carr.
Speaking of the strip sack …
After Long blew past RT Marshall Newhouse and knocked the ball out of Carr’s hands, he proceeded to celebrate and run toward the Eagles’ sideline. Meanwhile, the ball – which was very much live – was there for the taking.
I sincerely apologize to the city of Philadelphia for running away from a live ball. I was a bit confused as to there being a live ball. Obviously. Glad we could get off the field!!! Thanks for bringing it fans!!! Ugly win over a pretty loss!!!— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 26, 2017
Evidently I had too much Mountain Dew— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) December 26, 2017
Long, who came to the Eagles after a Super Bowl season in New England, has been impactful on and off the field. He’s recorded five sacks, his most since 2013. He’s also donated his entire season’s salary and been a model teammate.
Considering how good of a dude Long is and how much Twitter gold he’s provided this season, let’s just give him a pass, Eagles fans.