With about six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game, Bryce Brown had carried the ball eight times for 50 yards. Those numbers alone would made for a nice night from the Eagles backup running back, but on his ninth and final carry of the night, Brown broke one for a 65-yard score.
"It felt good to get in a groove," Brown said after the game. "I felt good early in the game, and I just knew that if I kept with it, big plays were going to be possible."
Sunday's game was very much a microcosm of Brown's 2013 campaign. He burst onto the scene during his rookie season with the Eagles. In his first two starts, Brown ran for 347 yards, the second-highest total ever for an Eagle in two consecutive starts. But things haven't gone quite as well for the Eagles back this season, which is to be expected with the kind of numbers LeSean McCoy is producing. Even with a diminished role, Brown has never felt frustrated with his playing time this season. He knew that his patience would pay off and eventually, and he would eventually break that big play.
"As a team, we're doing well and that's my main focus," Brown said. "I'm not concerned with how many carries I get or how many yards, or anything like that. Obviously I want to take advantage of my opportunities when I get in there. Hopefully the way I played today will carry over and I can keep rolling."