Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott will remember Week Three of the 2017 NFL season for years to come, as his performance against the New York Giants wrote his name forever in the team’s history.
In the dying seconds of the game between the NFC East rivals, the rookie kicker, who was originally drafted in the fifth round by the Cincinnati Bengals, successfully converted a 61-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 27-24 win over the Giants.
After Philadelphia scored 14 points across the first three quarters, New York almost completed a fourth-quarter comeback by scoring three unanswered touchdowns. The Eagles replied by scoring a touchdown of their own to make it 21-21 before the two teams exchanged field goals to make it 24-24.
Enter Elliott, who with one swing of his leg, converted a 61-yard field goal in the dying seconds of the game to give the Eagles a 27-24 win to the jubilation of those in attendance at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday.
As well as it being the game-winning kick, it was tied for the seventh-longest field goal in NFL history, the longest field goal in Eagles history, the longest NFL field goal ever kicked in Philadelphia, the longest field goal by a rookie in NFL history, and the longest made field goal in the NFL since November 2015.
There was certainly a lot of buzz and reaction to this amazing kick, and we have a selection of those reactions for you to view below. Starting off with the Fox Broadcast team’s reaction of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
Merrill Reese of SportsRadio 94WIP had a great reaction to the kick as well.
The kick sounds even better on Spanish Radio, with the broadcasters chanting “SI SENOR! SI SENOR! SI SENOR!”
Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was pretty excited to see the kick converted as well.
The kick looks even better when there’s Titanic music on in the background.
However, the best reaction of the moment has to go to Elliott’s parents, who were almost in tears at the sight of their son living his dream.
Elliott certainly isn’t going to be forgetting this kick anytime soon, and the Eagles will hope he can help keep the good times going as they look to extend their 2-1 record when they play against the Los Angeles Chargers next Sunday.