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Game Vs. Bills: Eagles Offense



Eagles WR Nelson Agholor**

On the feeling of his first touchdown catch:
"It felt great. It felt great, obviously, because it was a play that helped us out. It was not just a touchdown just because; it was a touchdown that put us in position to make other plays."

On why it has taken him this long to get into the end zone:
"I don't worry about that. It happened and we're happy about that and it happened also with a victory. That's the most important thing."

On whether he feels there will be more big plays to come:
"It helps your confidence, you know. Now you're eager for more. But at the end of the day, we're in a position right now where we want to win football games. So if it means that I have to score for us to win or block, whatever, I've got to make more plays for us to win games."

On the emotion of his first touchdown:
"That's because the Linc's [Lincoln Financial Field] rocking. It's not just me. Everybody was going crazy, so I fed off of that emotion and it was fun, and that's what it's supposed to be like. This is the highest level of football and we have some great fans and great players on my team and it meant a lot to score a touchdown in the situation I did and for my teammates. You've got to think about it, the series, we kind of got pushed back a little bit and we needed to make a play and we did."

On the ball from his touchdown catch:
"I have the ball. I might give it to my mom for Christmas."

Eagles TE Zach Ertz

On his 41-yard reception which led to the game-winning field goal:
"It was zero coverage so there was no real help. [WR] Josh [Huff] kind of ran into my guy and ran in front of my guy, so I really didn't have anyone covering me. [QB] Sam [Bradford] put the ball right where he need to and I had a little catch and run."

On being able to gain extra yards on his 41-yard catch-and-run:
"The defender kind of fell off at the end. He went for the strip, and I just kind of lowered my shoulder and ran him over and got some more yards after that."

On the feeling of running over a defender:
"I don't do it very often, so it felt really good to be able to run someone over. I haven't done that since college, so it was a really good feeling."

On the importance of today's victory:
"It's huge. To win last week, no one really expected it. In this league, you have to stack wins on top of one another. I'm really proud of my teammates to go out there and do what they did today."

On the play of QB Sam Bradford:
"His efforts have been understated. The value of him to this team is second to none. When he's playing at a high level, I think everyone else on the offense is able to follow that, and I think he did that today."

On the leadership of Bradford:
"I think everyone looks to him as a leader. The past couple of games, he kind of stepped up before the game and delivered an unbelievable message to us. Every game he wants us to go out there and be physical and set the tone for the entire game, and I think that's what we've done for the past two games."

On whether Bradford has developed as a leader as the season has progressed:
"I think he was getting there earlier in the year, and now he has kind of established himself as a leader. I think everyone on the offense and on this team has enjoyed him doing that. We embrace him as the leader of this team."

On securing wins in back-to-back weeks:
"We saw that the Redskins were up 21-0, so we knew we had to go out there and win again. Our confidence is through the roof right now, but at the same time we're playing heck of a team next week in the Arizona Cardinals. Everyone realizes that that is going to be a big task for us."

On whether the 41-yard reception was the biggest play of his professional career:
"I think it was the biggest in the sense that it was my longest catch and we needed a play to be made. I've made plays for this team the past two years, but in the situation we were in with the playoffs on the line, I think it was the most important catch."

On whether he expected to play this season in the manner that he played today:
"I think I came into this year with high hopes. The preseason surgery set me back a little bit and the concussion set me back a little bit. It's not all about catches in this offense. This has definitely been my best blocking year. I work very hard on that in the offseason and I think it's been reflected in my playing time."

Eagles C Jason Kelce

On what has changed over the past two weeks with the team that has resulted in two wins:
"It's tough to say what has changed. Obviously, those two losses were outliers for our defense. The offense didn't move the ball very effectively, but that was not the eye opener in those games. For the most part, we have been in most of the games that we have lost and now, I think we are making less mistakes. We can still make fewer mistakes, but that is really helped us on offense. If you go back to the Patriots game, we had a lot of penalties in the first quarter that stalled out drives and we weren't very effective. Then all of the sudden, we stopped doing that and we moved the ball better. I think throughout today, we didn't make many mistakes. We moved the ball pretty effectively for the most part. The defense and special teams played great."

On how the locker room handled all of the talk in the media with Bills RB LeSean McCoy coming back and playing against his former team:
"We just ignore it. I think that if you have been in the league for a long time, especially playing in Philly, you realize that the media is pretty strong and there is going to be stuff circulating at all times. I don't think anyone thought too much about it. You study LeSean because he's a great back. We tried to game plan him up."

On what it was like to see McCoy today:
"I went out there for the coin toss. I got to see him and shake his hand. It's been a long time. I understand the crowd's reaction to him, but he played here for six years. He really played hard and it's been a rough parting with the trade and everything, but when he was here, he played hard. He did everything he could to help us win games. I got nothing but respect for that guy."

On QB Sam Bradford's evolution in this offense:
"Sam is getting better and better, just like everyone else. Sam, I think had a bit more to deal with coming into the season. He was coming into a new offense, a new system, coming off of two years of not playing football, being injured and being in a new city. There are a lot of things that he had to cope with early on. I think he is continually getting better and better, but that's everyone. Everyone in the offense really struggled at first, but now we are starting to gel and find out who we really are. We are getting better and better."

On the amount of personnel change the offense had to deal with this season:
"There were a lot of changes and I think it may have played a factor in the season early, but you never know how much it did. It's not like a video game, it's a lot of grey. We had a lot of mistakes. Part of it is just guys screwing up individually, part is it being uncomfortable with a lot of new pieces, but we are getting better. The guys are battling over and over, that is helping us out."

Eagles RT Lane Johnson

On whether today felt like a playoff atmosphere:
"I don't know about that, but it felt like we won against a pretty decent football team."

On whether he was surprised that McCoy ran off the field:
"No, there is a lot of emotion there. I know that he cares about a lot of the guys in the locker room, but I think there is a lot of animosity with how things went down."

On the carries being split evenly with the running backs and whether that is what he envisioned going into the season:
"Yeah, it's a triple threat. All of those guys are capable of doing big things. I think we did well with our outside zone and we were able to pound it inside when we wanted to. We did some good things today."

On whether it is a challenge to block for three different backs:
"Not really, the challenge for me is blocking [Bills DE] Mario Williams. That is all I am really worried about."

On how big this win is for the team:
"Yeah, I said last week that we were trying to approach this game like we did against the Patriots. We tried to sustain momentum whenever we got it. I think we did it. It wasn't pretty at the end, but somehow we were able to come away with a win."

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