Zach Ertz made the NFL highlight reels with his improbable catch near the end of the first half, but the Philadelphia Eagles couldn’t pull off a road win for their coach against his former team.
ZE finished with a team-high 97 yards on five receptions, but Philly fell 27-20 on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. Afterward, No. 86 spoke about how much his squad wanted to win one for head coach Doug Pederson, who coached the KC offense from 2013-15.
“It’s tough, especially for Coach Pederson,” Zach said, “knowing how much he wanted to come in here and win this one.”
The Eagles will regroup this week before their first home game of the season Sunday against the New York Giants. Before that key NFC East matchup, check out some of the social highlights from this past week’s meeting with the Chiefs.
#Eagles like Zach Ertz were not questioning Doug, put it on themselves to execute
"I gotta do a better job finishing in the run game" pic.twitter.com/IjuXmrlu8m
— John Clark CSN/NBC (@JClarkCSN) September 18, 2017
Zach Ertz is the 6th fastest tight end to 3000 yards.
— Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) September 17, 2017
NFL receiving yards leaders:
1. Antonio Brown (244)
2. Adam Thielen (201)
3. Zach Ertz (190) #Eagles
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerr247) September 19, 2017
NFC East stats ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Lead receiver: Zach Ertz (190)
Lead rusher: Zeke (112)
Lead passer: Carson Wentz (640)
Lead TD's: Chris Thompson (3)
— Brendan Walker (@BWalkerNFL) September 19, 2017