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Welcome aboard the Travis Fulgham bandwagon

If this is your first time here, welcome.

First things, first. His name isn't Travis Fulham. It's Fulgham. If you search Travis Fulgham on Twitter, it automatically includes searches for Travis Fulham. You're not alone.

And don't go on Fulgham's Wikipedia page. It's been altered quite a bit over the past few hours.

Fulgham was a bright spot in the Eagles' 38-29 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The second-year receiver hauled in 10 catches for 152 yards and a touchdown. Since the Eagles signed him to the active roster ahead of the 49ers game last week, Fulgham has 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

"He's a beast," quarterback Carson Wentz said. "I mean he showed up today and showed really last week that the two big plays he had, they weren't a fluke. Kid's a baller. He made a lot of big plays. I was really proud of him and pumped for him."

• Fulgham's 209 receiving yards lead the Eagles in 2020. He's the first Eagle to record 10 receptions in a game since tight end Zach Ertz last November against the Seahawks.

• He's the first Eagle with 150 receiving yards since DeSean Jackson in the 2019 season opener against Washington.

• And he's the first Eagles wide receiver with 100 receiving yards in a game since Alshon Jeffery last December in Miami.

"I'm just trying to do what I can. If Carson throws me the ball, just come down with it and make the play," Fulgham said. "Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to get the win, but we'll keep building on it."

On Friday, Fulgham said that he wasn't distracted by the attention from Eagles fans following his brilliant 42-yard go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of the win over the 49ers. He backed it up on Sunday.

In the second quarter, Wentz targeted Fulgham on five straight plays. Three went for first downs. One was a 9-yard reception on a third-and-3. Fulgham had four catches for 47 yards on the drive and did everything except score the touchdown, which running back Miles Sanders did on a 1-yard run.

Fulgham turned some ridiculous third-and-long situations into first downs. Late in the first half, Fulgham hauled in a 20-yard pass from Wentz on third-and-17 against three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.

"Carson's a great quarterback," Fulgham said. "He's putting the ball on the money and I'm just coming up with the play."

When the Eagles mounted a comeback in the third quarter down 31-14, Fulgham helped spark it with a 31-yard reception on a third-and-12 play. The drive ended with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Greg Ward.

Fulgham finished the third quarter with back-to-back receptions for 37 yards and capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown reception to make it 31-29 with 11:27 left in the game. His one rare mistake on Sunday was that he threw the ball from the touchdown into the air and didn't keep it to give to his family who was in attendance.

"That's something I regret. I probably should have kept that touchdown ball," Fulgham said after the game.

The one play that Fulgham said he would like to have back is a third-and-5 situation late in the fourth quarter. The Eagles got the ball after Cre'Von LeBlanc recovered a fumble forced by linebacker Duke Riley. Wentz went to Fulgham on an in-cutting route and Haden was able to knock it away. There was some contact that could have warranted a flag for pass interference. Jake Elliott tried a 57-yard attempt on the next snap and the kick sailed wide right. The Steelers put the game away with Chase Claypool's fourth touchdown of the game on the next drive.

"I absolutely should have made that play," Fulgham said. "That's on me. I should have come up with that play to continue the drive and hopefully give the team the win."

Two months ago, Fulgham wasn't even on the Eagles' roster. At the start of the season, he was on the practice squad. Now, he's a building block that the Eagles can use moving forward when veterans like DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery get back in the mix.

"I'm encouraged that we can keep building on this and we'll find a way to keep turning this thing around," Wentz said.

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