Don’t discount the importance of that forced fumble on the Chicago Bears’ second kickoff return in the Eagles’ dominant 54-11 victory on Sunday night.
What’s even better about the forced fumble and recovery? It was executed by the Eagles’ two starting cornerbacks, both of whom are not regular special teamers.
“I can’t even remember,” Williams said when asked the last time he played special teams. “Maybe the Denver game? I think that might have been the last time.”
It was Hester’s first fumble since Week 7 of the 2009 season – perfect timing for an Eagles team that had just taken a 7-0 lead and was looking to build on early momentum.