Eagles’ shot at massive playoff upset slips through Alshon Jeffery’s hands

The Nick Foles magic officially expired in New Orleans on Sunday.

And it slipped through the hands of one of his favorite targets.

A late Wil Lutz field-goal miss set the Philadelphia Eagles up with a chance to win their divisional round matchup, trailing the New Orleans Saints, 20-14 with the ball and 2:58 remaining.

Philadelphia took over possession at its own 42-yard line, and Foles immediately moved the ball with a pass to Zach Ertz and a roughing-the-passer call that moved the Eagles to the Saints 27.

On second-and-10 with 2:02 remaining, Foles looked to a wide-open Alshon Jeffery, who found a soft spot in the middle of the Saints zone defense.

Foles hit Jeffery with a perfect pass that would have gained a handful of yards and likely set Philadelphia up with third-and-short on the other side of the two-minute warning.

But the ball went right through Jeffery’s hands into the waiting arms of Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who secured his second interception of the game.

Jeffery was visibly distraught after the play as Foles and Eagles coach Doug Pederson looked to console him.

But it was to no avail, as Jeffery and the Eagles watched the Saints run out the clock and secure a berth in next week’s NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams.

from Philadelphia Eagles on Yahoo! Sports – News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games https://yhoo.it/2VPOeub
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