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Game Vs. Colts: Eagles Offense

WR DeSean Jackson

On silencing his critics: "The biggest thing is that I'm very fortunate, very blessed to be able to come back after sustaining a hit like that. Coming back in 21 days, going out there and just playing freely, just playing like nothing's happened before. Since I got hurt, a lot of people were saying, 'Can he go back out there and still play without that being in the back of his mind?' and the biggest thing I'll say is that I leave it up to God. I give my glory to him. I'm blessed to go out there and still play, and just do the right things I need to do to help my team win games."

On whether he took himself out of a few plays: "Honestly, a couple of times, I tried to take myself out of a couple of plays. I was tired a little bit. I haven't played in three weeks. Coming out, (Head) Coach (Andy) Reid gave me the look like get back in there. I'm like, Coach, I'm tired. I'm just going to take some time getting back to playing with the football speed and things like that. The game is so fast that we play and practice can only get you so prepared. I was just so happy to go out there and just be able to run freely and, besides a couple of plays being a little tired, I felt great."

On running routes over the middle of the field: "With the crossing route, across the middle, that was one of the plays (the coaches) kind of took out for me. They always mess with me and say, 'We don't want to put you across the middle.' But it's a part of the game. It's unfortunate for (WR Austin Collie) of the Colts. He got hit on a critical play. It's tough because, like I said, this is a very physical game we play. That's just unfortunate because you're just walking and you turn around and somebody just hits you. You don't know what happened. It's tough. I wish him the best. Like you see (with) myself, I was able to get back out there and play well."

On how quickly he and QB Michael Vick got into a rhythm after missing games: "No, that's something we've been playing our whole lives. I'm just fortunate and blessed I was able to come back after sustaining an injury like that, with the head, but as you can see last year, when I had my concussion, I came back (for) the Giants game and had a big game. Came back this game, against (QB) Eli Manning's brother, and had another great game. We'll just try to carry this momentum. After the bye week, we won another game, so Coach Reid got that under his statistics. It's just good. Everybody's feeling good. We have a Monday night game this week, coming up, and we've got Thursday off, so it can't get much better than that."

On whether this was a signature win for the team: "I wouldn't say it's a signature win. Honestly, we knew how important this game was for us to win. I think we did everything we did good, to keep ourselves in the game, to give us a chance to win, especially with that guy (QB) Peyton Manning. He's awesome. Just the balls he throws, he puts them right in his guy's hands. It's hard to go out there and beat a team like that, but our defense did a great job. (CB) Asante (Samuel) got that huge pick at the end of the game that sealed it for us. We're just happy. We're going to go back, watch film and just get better, get ready for Washington. They beat us last time so we've got to get them."

On Vick's performance: "He did great. He flew around, kept us in a couple of drives, made some big throws. When we were backed up on our own goal line and he threw that ball out to me right in stride – that's unbelievable. I'm just very fortunate to be able to play with that guy."

On comparing the Eagles to the top teams in the NFC: "We don't really get caught up with the other teams in the NFC. We're aware of other teams records but we're still focused on ourselves, being the Eagles. The next game on our schedule is the Redskins and they beat us last time so we've got a little grudge on our shoulders against them."

RB LeSean McCoy

On the run he had on the first play of scrimmage and how it felt to get his teammates jump-started: "The good thing is that we were all fresh. There were a lot of key plays on that. (LT Jason) Peters made a nice play on that. A lot happened on the back of that to give us some sparks."

On QB Michael Vick not showing any rust in his return from injury and a bye week: "He's Michael Vick. He's ready to go any time. The great thing is even when he's hurting, he still makes plays. He's a heck of a player."

T Winston Justice

On how it feels to defeat the Indianapolis Colts for the first time in the Andy Reid era: "I didn't know that, but it feels good. With a defensive front like that, it feels good to win."

On what a difference it was having QB Michael Vick back in the starting role: "Michael is just a competitor. It's just the type of guy he is. I wasn't surprised by what he did today. He wants to win and he gives us the attitude to have when we're in the huddle."

On whether this was the most creative game plan he's been apart of since becoming a starter: "I don't think it was that creative. I think they were basic plays, except for the end."

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