Our take on Brian Westbrook's five most memorable plays with the Eagles:
1. The game: Oct. 19, 2003, vs. New York Giants at Giants Stadium
The setup: The Eagles trailed, 10-7, with 1 minute, 16 seconds to play and the Giants were in punt formation.
The play: Westbrook caught a Jeff Feagles punt and scampered down the left sideline 84 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles won, 14-10.
What it meant: That play was largely viewed as turning around the Eagles’ season. The Birds were 2-3 and headed toward a 2-4 start. They eventually lost to Carolina in the NFC Championship Game.
What he said: “That just motivates me more, when I hear someone saying I’m too small, or whatever.”
2. The game: Dec. 16, 2007, vs. Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium
The setup: The Eagles led, 10-6, with 2:19 left and had the ball on the Dallas 25-yard line.
The play: Westbrook took a handoff and went off right tackle to the 1-yard line, where he took a knee.
What it meant: Dallas was out of timeouts and the Eagles took three kneeldowns to close out the victory.
What he said: “I got a stern talking-to by Jon Runyan right before that play. He said, ‘Listen, if you get down to the 1, take a knee.’ I was like, ‘Ahhh ... ' He said, ‘Take a knee, Westbrook, take a knee.’ ”
3. The game: Jan. 4, 2009, vs. Minnesota Vikings at Metrodome in NFC wild-card game
The setup: The Eagles led, 16-14, midway through the fourth quarter. It was first-and-10 for the Eagles on their own 29-yard line.
The play: Westbrook caught a short pass out of the backfield from Donovan McNabb and ran around and through the Vikings’ defense for a 71-yard touchdown.
What it meant: The Eagles beat Minnesota, 26-14. They eventually lost to Arizona in the NFC Championship Game.
What he said: “The offensive line does a great job, and for me, I just have to find some wiggle room to try to make a play.”