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What Eagles Said After Ravens' Dramatic Win


Head Coach Doug Pederson

(on not being able to finish games and get the victory)
"Everybody is disappointed. Everybody is dejected. Obviously, we need to finish these games. That has been the feeling the last couple of weeks, and it's a tough locker room. They are hanging in there. They are battling."

(on going for the two-point conversion at the end of the game)
"Yes. I had my mind made up before we scored. If we had a chance to win it, we were going to go for it and win it."

(on the two-point conversion to end the game)
"I wanted to win the football game, and even our chances in overtime were less than 50 percent winning this game. As an underdog going into the game, we were going to win the game in regulation."

(on referring to less than 50 percent chance the Eagles would win the game in overtime)
"Those are just the numbers than we ran, being the underdog in this game, and, besides, they have a great field goal kicker."

(on the play call on the two-point conversion)
"We knew and anticipated zero coverage and zero blitz, and it was one-on-one with Carson [Wentz] and Jordan [Matthews]. The ball just got tipped at the line of scrimmage, and we had an opportunity there. It was one of the staple plays we run against that coverage."

QB Carson Wentz

(on his reaction to the two-point conversion play)
"I loved it. Our coach is aggressive, and he believed in us. We thought they were going to blitz, and they did. It was a good call, but they made a good play."

(on his running TD)
"They were doing a good job covering our guys in the end zone. I just took it myself. I just wanted to find a way to get the ball in there. I knew contact was coming. It was me against [safety Eric] Weddle, and I was able to get around him."

(on the success of the running game)
"Our offensive line did an unbelievable job today. They took it upon themselves to try and be dominant, and we had a lot of success on the ground."

S Malcolm Jenkins

(on how the defense played)
"This was a battle in every phase of the game – offense, defense and special teams. We played very hard and gave ourselves a chance to win at the end. They made some plays, and we gave up some plays. We need to move on from this."

(on the two-point conversion attempt)
"Everyone on the team was behind the decision. We had them back on their heels, and we had the momentum. The last drive, we moved the ball very well, so I thought it was a good decision."

(on the TD pass to WR Steve Smith Sr. late in the first half)
"We were being very aggressive on that play. We were trying to push them back to an even longer field goal, but he got behind us and scored. It was a tough play for us."

RB Ryan Mathews

(on not being in for the two-point conversion at the end of the game)
"We have certain packages that we do. So, when my number is called, I try to make plays. I have faith in my teammates. Everybody wants to play, but I have faith in my teammates."

(on facing the Ravens' No. 1 rushing defense)
"The line was playing great. Our receivers were blocking downfield. The line played great today. You have to give all the credit to them."

LB Brandon Graham

(on the Ravens' big plays)
"That's what we talk about. It's always one or two plays in there that we wish we could have back. But, obviously, we have to shake that off because we have a short week this week. We have to play the Giants Thursday night, and I just want to get into the win column.

LB Jordan Hicks

(on his interception)
"I felt [Joe] Flacco staring down the No. 1 receiver. They ran a double post. I slid up underneath the No. 2 receiver, and, as soon as he threw it, he threw it right to me. So, he didn't see me. For an instant, I thought I was going to the house, but then I felt two offensive linemen and Flacco on me. So, I don't know if I gave them enough juke moves or whatever. But I was happy to get the ball back from them. And we were able to go down and get three off of that."

(on the Ravens' touchdown before halftime)
"When you're in that position, you're thinking to defend the field goal because you don't expect them to take that shot. Flacco has the arm. He hit Steve Smith down the sideline. Give credit to them."

S Rodney McLeod

(on defending the Kenneth Dixon fourth-quarter touchdown)
"We were in Cover-3. It was a scheme play, and it's been kind of working against us. The Redskins scored on a play like that. The Ravens ran it at the right moment. I felt like I had more space. Obviously, I didn't want him to end up in the end zone. If I could change, I would attack a little more and take my shot maybe a little sooner than what I did."

TE Zach Ertz

(on the decision to go for two)
"I loved it. We were driving the ball the whole second half. We already scored once and had the two-point situation. We have all the confidence in the world that we were going to get it done on that play. We just didn't get it done. They tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage, so hats off to them. They knew we were going to get the ball out fast. They've got a good defense, so you have to tip your hat at their play."

(on the difference in play from the first half to the second)
"The weather was a lot different second half. It was more normal football weather, whereas the first half was a little extreme. It was more of a team running situation in the first half. We had a lot of guys do a lot of good things running the ball. I thought we were effective running the ball. That's a really good rush defense, so I think that stands out to us, that if we're able to play at a high level and trust the run game, then we'll be able to run the ball against the best of them."

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