PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The, 29-21, on Sunday to become 4-0 for the first time since 2004. Miles Sanders scored twice and rushed for 134 yards against the Jaguars’ top-ranked rushing defense.
The Eagles’ defense also frustrated Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence and forced five turnovers, including one that sealed the win.
But, that’s not the only thing the Eagles did on Sunday. The team continued to show support for theleft 14-year-old Nicholas Elizalde dead and four other teenagers injured.
Following the game, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni wore a Roxborough High football shirt and shared a story of his memories playing football growing up:
“You know, I grew up going (to high school games) — one of my best memories growing up is being able to do the things I was able to do on the football field as a little kid,” Sirianni said. “Whether that’s pretending I’m Marcus Allen and jumping over the pile and setting the dummies up and jumping over the pile and taking a hand off. Or if it was giving a player a water bottle. I looked up to certain guys there. Obviously, I looked up to Mike Sirianni and Jay Sirianni. That was the starting quarterback and starting wide receiver.
I looked up to Pete Connelly, who was the starting fullback and halfback. I looked up to John Briggs, who is my brother’s best friend and his receiver. To be able to hand them a water bottle and say — you know, and so I have so many vivid memories about that.”
I just feel bad for the kids that they didn’t feel safe, maybe don’t feel safe going there. So, my heart goes out to them, and my thoughts and prayers go out to them, and hopefully they feel safe going back and playing a game that can help take us out of bad situations, not put us in bad situations.”
Sirianni’s father, Fran, was the head coach at Southwestern Central High School in Jamestown, New York. The younger Sirianni graduated from the school in 1999.
Linebacker T.J. Edwards wore a Roxborough jersey walking into the Linc ahead of pre-game warm-ups.
on social media after the shooting last week, including A.J. Brown and Lane Johnson.
Other Eagles also spoke out against the violence impacting Philadelphia’s youth with the media throughout the week.
as police search for multiple suspects.