Thrown into the fire, Craig James comes through for the Eagles
Just two days after being activated to the roster, CB Craig James came through for the Eagles.
Down 34-27, Green Bay has to score a touchdown to force overtime.
After allowing over 400 passing yards by the hands of Aaron Rodgers, seeing the likes of Avonte Maddox and Sidney Jones leave the game with injuries, it seemed like Philadelphia had no answers in the secondary.
The Packers are knocking on the door lined up at the opposing three yard-line with just 27 seconds left in the game. After Maddox was carted off the field on a stretcher, the 23-year old James was thrust into the fire as the Eagles attempted to complete their second and game-winning goal-line stand.
It was a play they had to make. The Eagles could not afford to go down to 1-3 on the season.
Everyone saw it coming and everyone feared it. Rodgers was going to pick on James.
Of course he was going to. The second-year CB appeared in just one snap ever on defense.
The lack of experience didn't matter. James came through with a pass breakup that popped the ball right up in the air, perfectly falling into the hands of LB Nigel Bradham for the game-sealing interception.
Not only did James jump the route to knock the ball in the air, he managed to get through designed traffic that hoped to free up WR Marques Valdes-Scatling in the end zone.
It was the "next man up" mentality to a tee.
Even if it is for one night, Craig James is a hero in Philadelphia.
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