Thursday, February 11, 2016

Clay Harbor makes biggest catch of career

Clay Harbor made the biggest catch of his career when he pulled in a four-yard touchdown to set up an extra point that gave the Eagles the win. Harbor said it was the same play that resulted in a touchdown during the preseason against the New England Patriots. It’s set up for Harbor to get a one-on-one against the middle linebacker, and that’s what happened Sunday.

Clay Harbor makes biggest catch of career

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Clay Harbor made the biggest catch of his career when he pulled in a four-yard touchdown to set up an extra point that gave the Eagles the win. Harbor said it was the same play that resulted in a touchdown during the preseason against the New England Patriots. It’s set up for Harbor to get a one-on-one against the middle linebacker, and that’s what happened Sunday.

“There was a small window, [Michael Vick] put it in the only place he could have,” Harbor said. “It was a great ball, and I couldn’t have done anything but catch it.”

Harbor caught three passes for 16 yards. He was targeted by Vick six times, evidence that the third-year tight end will have a relevant role in the offense.

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a stinger, but returned to the game. After going all of last season without an interception, Rodgers-Cromartie had two on Sunday.

“I give credit to the D-line because I knew the ball was going to have to come out fast and I was just snapping my head around to just a feel for where the ball is,” Rodgers-Cromartie said “You know when there is an opportunity for an interception, you have to make it.”

It was the third multi-interception game of Rodgers-Cromartie’s career.

EXTRA POINTS

Cornerback Curtis Marsh left the game with a hamstring injury. … Reid passed Hank Stram for 22nd on the NFL’s all-time wins with 137, including the postseason. …First-round pick Fletcher Cox recorded his first career sack.

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