INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles have been waiting for their wide receivers to make a statement, and that's one thing they certainly did on Saturday night in Indianapolis.
Throughout the game, Josh Huff and the newly acquired Dorial Green-Beckham both showed flashes of their talents. The two scored a touchdown apiece and helped their team pull out the 33-23 victory over the Colts.
"It felt natural. Just me being a big target and having a height difference, going up and making plays like that is big for me because I know I have to take advantage of those opportunities in the red zone," Green-Beckham said following the win. "For me to go out and do that, I feel like all my teammates can see what I'm capable of doing. That's the one thing I came here to do."
DGB scored on an athletic play in the back of the end zone, where he was able to out-jump the defender and come away with the ball. His first touchdown as an Eagle, a 4-yard score, was one for the books.
While the second-year receiver is still adjusting to the scheme in Philadelphia, having joined the team midway through Training Camp, the story isn't the same for Huff. He has been up and down at times, admittedly letting bad plays and mistakes get to his head.
Going into this third preseason game, he knew the stakes. But, Huff wasn't going to let the pressure get to him.
"Just get back to being me, get back to being myself," Huff said of his goal for Saturday night. "Every receiver, everybody is going to drop balls in this league. I just can't beat myself up over that. I belong in this league. I know that I'm able to make plays in this league. I just got to play my game, be myself and let the rest sort itself out."
Huff finished the game with two catches for 60 yards and a 9-yard touchdown run off a jet sweep. He wants to continue to build on this showing and keep working to improve.
"I just came out here to control what I could control and play my type of game," Huff said. "That's just be aggressive and just if I make a good play forget about it, if I make a bad play forget about it. It's just on to the next play."
Eagles take on the Colts in Indianapolis during Week 3 of the preseason.