Nelson Agholor dropped a pass Sunday. A very catchable one on what was a fairly important play in the fourth quarter of a close game. A year ago, that drop would’ve been big news because: a) it would’ve been the continuation of a season-long pattern of dropped passes by Agholor; b) he probably wouldn’t have done anything else productive in the game to have offset the drop; and c) the Eagles probably would’ve lost the game. But that was then and this is now, and Agholor no longer is a first-round disappointment who played so poorly last season that he got benched for a game. On the very next play after that drop, quarterback Nick Foles went back to Agholor, who ran a 10-yard hook route against Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The throw was low and not nearly as easy a catch as the one on the previous play, but Agholor gobbled it up, giving the Eagles a first down at midfield. Seven plays later, he caught a 16-yard pass from Foles that set up Jake Elliott’s gimme 20-yard field goal, which extended the Eagles’ lead to five points.
Nelson Agholor has gone from disappointment to difference-maker
Philly.com | Dec 22