Receiver Alshon Jeffery took responsibility for the Philadelphia Eagles’ divisional-round loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday following a dropped pass late in the game that led to a critical interception.
“I’ll take that loss. It’s on me.” Alshon Jeffery says he let team and city down, but vows Eagles will be back next year. pic.twitter.com/TKRxFCJQOp
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Alshon Jeffery had a pass go right through his hands, and Marshon Lattimore made the interception to seal the Saints’ 20-14 win over the Eagles.
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffrey Has a Pass Go Through His Hands for a Season Ending Interception https://t.co/jk1tXjzeJY
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“He’s one of the best players on this football team. That game wasn’t decided by that play, number one,” Ertz said. “Two, we wouldn’t change the playcall. And three, we’re not in this situation without him. That’s the bottom line. He is one of the best receivers in the league. There are not many guys who are able to make plays continually like he does. Does he catch that ball 99 times out of 100? Yeah. [Does he catch it] 999,999 out of a million? Yeah. It’s tough to end like that … but he should know that play didn’t decide this game.”
It was only Jeffery’s third drop of the season.