Rollin' In The Rye

Dorial Green-Beckham stiff arms Tahir Whitehead for a 1st down

Dorial Green-Beckham came up clutch for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon, as they tried to come back from a deficit against the Detroit Lions.

On 3rd and 8 with the Eagles down 21-10 at the Lions’ 29-yard line, Carson Wentz threw the ball to Green-Beckham looking to get the 1st down. It looked like he would be stopped short when linebacker Tahir Whitehead came in for the tackle, but Green-Beckham used all the strength from his 6-foot-5, 237-pound frame to stiff arm his defender by the helmet.

Green-Beckham would continue his run for a couple more yards,  to be able to get the Eagles within 1st and Goal. It would end being an important play for Philadelphia, with Wentz completing a touch down to Josh Huff moments later to cut the  Lions’ lead to 21-16.

Green-Beckham would finish the game with 43 yards on 3 receptions, adding to his solid sophomore season in the NFL. After Sunday’s game, the Oklahoma native has a total of 108 yards on 10 receptions; a good start to the 2016 campaign as he looks to become a relied upon wide receiver in the Eagles’ system.

Unfortunately, Green-Beckham and the Eagles weren’t able to get their 4th straight win against the Lions. A late interception by Darius Slay would cost them the game, with the Lions ultimately winning 24-23 in Detroit.

The Eagles will get their chance for redemption next Sunday, when they take on the Washington Redskins at 1:00 p.m. EST.

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