Marshawn Lynch is probably my favorite non-Philadelphia Eagles player in the NFL. I just love how that dude runs the ball. Nasty. Physical. Broken tackles. Stiff arms. Bowling over people with brute strength. It’s a beautiful sight to see.
During the Eagles’ win over the Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday, I thought Lynch was playing for Philadelphia at one point. But it wasn’t him, obviously: it was LeGarrette Blount.
Seriously, I can’t stop watching this awesome 68-yard run. The longest of his career!
What. A. Beast.
This run set up an Eagles touchdown that allowed them to go up 26-17. The Chargers came right back and scored seven points of their own but a few runs from Blount on the Eagles’ final drive allowed Philly to kill the clock and bust of the victory formation for a win.
Blount had a truly excellent game for the Eagles on Sunday. Assisted by strong blocking from the offensive line, Blount went for 136 yards on a mere 16 carries. That’s a 8.5 average. According to ESPN, 105 of Blount’s yards were after contact. Crazy!
From zero carries in Week 2 to ... this. It’s nuts.
Enjoy Merrill Reese’s call of Blount’s run via this clip from Nick Piccone (@nickpiccone).