WASHINGTON — The legend of Ryan Kerrigan got another chapter today, as he laid waste to the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half, starting on the first play from scrimmage.
A one-man wrecking crew, he got 1.5 sacks on that first series, including this beauty:
At the very end of the play, the jersey of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz can be seen flapping in the breeze as he gets dragged to the turf. The jersey was actually destroyed on the first play of the game:
NFL jerseys are designed to withstand horrific punishment on the gridiron, and Kerrigan rips Wentz’s jersey from the neck hole like string cheese. Thanks to his efforts, teammate Will Blackmon was there to clean it up for the sack.
Here’s the aftermath of the wardrobe malfunction:
Kerrigan, the team’s top pass rush specialist, had 2.5 sacks through the first five games and 1.5 in the first drive of this series. He added another full sack on the first play of the second quarter, matching his season total in a little over 15 minutes:
Credit film study for illuminating weaknesses in the backup right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai’s play. It’s also not unusual for Kerrigan to get big plays in bunches, as he now has nine career multi-sack games, and at least one each season.