Philadelphia Eagles extensive receiver A.J. Brown had an enormous recreation towards the Washington Commanders on Sunday, however he value his workforce late with some poor judgment.
Brown helped put the Eagles up 31-24 with 1:43 remaining when he hauled in a 28-yard landing from Jalen Hurts. The star receiver was then referred to as for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he positioned the ball between Emmanuel Forbes Jr.’s legs whereas the Commanders defensive again was on the bottom.
The penalty was enforced on the following kickoff. Philadelphia needed to kick from their very own 20-yard line somewhat than their 35. That allowed Antonio Gibson an opportunity at a return and he took the ball out to the 36-yard line.
In an period when touchbacks are extraordinarily widespread, Brown basically handed Washington 11 free yards. That won’t sound like a lot, however the Commanders wanted to attain a landing with 1:36 left within the recreation and just one timeout remaining. They had been in a position to drive the size of the sector, with Sam Howell hitting Jahan Dotson in the long run zone as time expired. Washington kicked the additional level to ship the sport to OT.
If the Commanders began with worse discipline place, it’s attainable they might not have had sufficient time to tie the sport. Fortuitously for Brown, the Eagles nonetheless managed a 34-31 win in extra time.
Brown completed with 9 catches for 175 yards and two touchdowns, so we doubt any of his coaches or teammates will likely be upset with him.