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Alshon Jeffery And Torrey Smith Find Success In 38-7 Win Over Vikings

Posted Jan 21, 2018

Wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith combined to score three of the Eagles' five touchdowns in the 38-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Jeffery found the end zone twice. His first was a 53-yard pass from quarterback Nick Foles in the second quarter.

“I saw him in the pocket like he was moving around a little bit,” Jeffery said of Foles. “But I saw him look to the side so he was looking but when I looked and turned in, I hoped he didn’t throw it. When I saw those moves I knew it was a scramble play now, I just took it up there and he did a great job of finding me.”

“The play to Alshon wasn’t even planned that way,” Smith said. “That was just Foles standing in the pocket and Alshon being a football player knowing, ‘Hey, no one’s back there.’ That was huge by them and that was a key play for us. Foles was just confident all day as he has been the past few weeks. Great practices, he was on fire the past few weeks throwing the ball deep, so it was no surprise.”

Smith’s touchdown gave the Eagles the 31-7 lead to open up the second half of the game in the third quarter. Foles' 41-yard touchdown to Smith was off of a flea-flicker.

“I didn’t know they were going to call it. Coach (Doug) Pederson has a few tricks up his sleeve,” Smith said. “We practiced it a few times and it’s always different in practice than it is in games. I just kind of had a good feel for it. Foles threw the ball where it was my ball and no one else’s so it was a great throw by him.”

After a successful night at Lincoln Financial Field and helping lead the Eagles to the NFC Championship, both Smith and Jeffery are looking ahead to Super Bowl LII.

“It means the world. That’s why you play the game, to be in this position and for us that was our goal from day one to be in this position,” Smith said. “We believed since day one when no one else believed in us and everyone else kind of jumped on board when we were hot and we were rolling and we lost some key players and folks fell off but we didn’t. Our goal always remained the same, we just continued to work and this is just a product of that.”

“Feels great, but we’re not trying to go to the Super Bowl, we’re trying to win it,” Jeffery said.

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