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Pair of Wahoos force, recover fumble for the Philadelphia Eagles

One-two UVA punch deliver at crucial point in the game.

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With just under 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Philadelphia Eagles trailing the LA Rams 35-34 on the road. Things were looking bleak for the 10-2 Eagles as star quarterback Carson Wentz had to leave the game with a knee injury. That is, until a couple Wahoos came up in the clutch. The Rams were on their own 35-yard line with a 1st and 10. Quarterback Jared Goff faked the handoff and dropped back, looking for a receiver.

What he didn’t see was the 6-3, 270 pound missile named Chris Long coming around the edge. Long got to Goff, stripping the ball, sacking the QB, and sending the ball tumbling across the field.

After a couple Eagles - and a few Rams - tried (unsuccessfully) to corral the ball, Philadelphia safety and former Wahoo Rodney McLeod stepped in, scooped it up, and gave the Eagles a chance to re-take the lead.

Seven plays later, kicker Jake Elliott converted the 33-yard field goal and gave the Eagles a 37-35 lead. Philly would hold on to the lead and pick up the clutch road win.

Long, who used to play for the St. Louis Rams until they unceremoniously released him before the move to LA, was able to get a little revenge.

It’s always a good day to be a Wahoo.