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Throwback To Black


Last Sunday, the color pink was on display at Lincoln Financial Field as the Eagles Tackle Breast Cancer initiative took center stage when the Eagles hosted the St. Louis Rams. This Sunday night, the Eagles go back to black.

The Eagles host the divisional-rival New York Giants in the primetime spotlight of Sunday Night Football, and for the first time ever, the Eagles will sport their black jersey with black pants. In honor of Black Sunday, take a look back at some of the most memorable performances from the Eagles in their black threads …

5. 2013 -- Zach Ertz


By now, Eagles fans are well aware of Zach Ertz's big-play capability from the tight end position, but in his rookie season of 2013, Ertz's breakthrough game came against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13, when he caught five passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Eagles come away with a 24-21.

4. 2005 -- Donovan McNabb


In Week 3 of the 2005 season, the Eagles topped the Oakland Raiders 23-20. It was their second straight win during what eventually became a three-game winning streak. The Eagles season would eventually go downhill after a Donovan McNabb injury, but McNabb was stellar against Oakland, completing 30-of-52 passes for 365 yards and two touchdowns.

As the Eagles get set to sport their first-ever all black uniforms, here's a look back at some of the Eagles' top moments wear their black jerseys...

3. 2003 -- Brian Westbrook


No player in Eagles history enjoyed more success wearing the black jerseys than Brian Westbrook. The prolific, pass-catching back had a huge game against the Giants in 2003, the game in which the black jerseys made their debut. The Villanova product racked up 108 total yards and accounted for three touchdowns, two of which came through the air.

2. 2013 -- Donnie Jones


For a punter to make a "top performances" list, he'd have to have an absolutely amazing game, and that's exactly what Donnie "Longball" Jones did against Arizona in 2013. Jones set a franchise record with seven punts inside the 20-yard line (tying the third highest total in the NFL since the stat was first officially recorded in 1976), and he also boomed a 69- yard punt in the Eagles victory.

1. 2008 -- Brian Westbrook


Eagles fans were extremely thankful for Mr. Westbrook on Thanksgiving night 2008. Playing in a nationally televised game against Arizona, Westbrook found the end zone four times (twice on the ground and twice through the air). He accounted for 130 yards from scrimmage, leading the Eagles to a big 48-20 victory.

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