Bradham: We Take Each Game As Very Important Each Week
Heading into Sunday's matchup with the Bears, the Eagles were facing a Chicago team that was fifth-best rushing attack in the NFL. The Eagles' defense limited them to six total rushing yards on Sunday, the fewest ground yards allowed by the Eagles since 1950. Thanks to the defense playing at a high level, Philadelphia outscored opponents by 84 points in three games in the month of November, which is the most by any NFL team since 1993. After NFL Week 12 the Eagles have allowed only 17.4 Points Per Game and are now ranked as the number one Rush Defense allowing only 65.1 Rushing Yards per Game.
Eagles Linebacker Nigel Bradham joined Rich Quinones on Monday and talked about how the defense has stepped up each week:
“We like to take on that challenge - We knew we were going against one of the best teams that run the football in the league….But we were just focused and we wanted to shut that down, we didn’t want to lose sight of this game. Everybody was saying this was a ‘Trap Game’ for us….We respect everybody, there’s no such thing as a ‘Trap Game’ for us because we take each game as very important each week. I feel like that’s why we have been having so much success because we treat each game as more and more important, which it is after each win we get the next game is more important.”
Hear what Bradham had to say about how the 2017 team is different than the 2016 Eagles, importance of winning on the upcoming road trip, challenges of playing against Russell Wilson, and more