Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

DeSean's return, Tecmo style

You've probably seen dozens of replays of DeSean Jackson's game-winning punt return, but here's a unique look - Tecmo Bowl style.

DeSean's return, Tecmo style

You've probably seen dozens of replays of DeSean Jackson's dramatic, game-winning punt return, but here's a unique look - Tecmo style.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, then the video that follows will seem pretty silly.

But if you were a football fan and owned a Nintendo in the early-90s, you probably remember Tecmo Bowl, a game beloved for its willful simplicity and cartoonish results:  great runners tossed tacklers across the field, while star defenders like Reggie White (in later versions that included the Eagles) and Lawrence Taylor were unblockable. Every play was either a crushing sack or massive offensive gain.

Jackson's game-breaking style fits in well in that dynamic, so someone has recreated his blazing punt return against the Giants, complete with FOX's play-by-play. Enjoy.


Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected