In a season of many firsts for defensive tackle Trevor Laws, he added another to the collection on Thursday night in the win over the Texans - his first career interception.
Late in the second quarter, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub tried to set up a screen pass for running back Arian Foster. Laws used a spin move to try and get to Schaub and after he spun around the ball was right there ready to be plucked.
"I was actually really surprised that came to me," Laws said. "I kind of threw a weird spin move. When I looked as I was double-screened, the ball was right here, I tucked it, saw the end-zone, thought I had it, but I was a little too slow (laughing)."
Laws returned it 13 yards and the Eagles scored on a David Akers field goal to make it 20-10 at halftime.
The Eagles' top overall selection in 2008, Laws was the fourth man in the defensive tackle rotation and was inactive for five games. Laws dedicated himself in the offseason and had the benefit of being completely healthy for training camp for the first time in his career. This year, Laws has been active for every game. In fact, Laws started his first career game this season back in Week 2.
Laws has 3.0 sacks this season. He didn't have any before this year. He has 16 tackles, which matches his career high from his rookie season. And best of all, the Eagles are 8-4 and stand in first place in the NFC East. Laws talked after the game on Thursday about what the win meant.
"It's one step closer," Laws said. "We got to keep up with the Giants right now. We have a tough game versus the Cowboys coming up. It's one step each week. We keep moving forward in order to keep playing for a good playoff spot."
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 11:30 a.m., December 4