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Dorial Green-Beckham stiff arms Tahir Whitehead for a 1st down
- Updated: October 10, 2016
DGB with a vicious stiff arm on Whitehead to move the chains on 3rd down. Wow! pic.twitter.com/xOqSkZlkHI
— Philly Influencer (@PHL_Influencer) October 9, 2016
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.
— NFL France (@FirstDownFR) October 9, 2016
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.
Darius Slay picks off Carson Wentz to seal the Lions win over the Eagles. https://t.co/vY0PmYnVOj
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 9, 2016
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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