DeSean Jackson told reporters that he didn't think Tampa Bay's shutdown cornerback Darrelle Revis could "run" with him. Then Jackson went out and proved it.
The Eagles' fleet-footed wide receiver made six catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns as his team topped Revis' Bucs 31-20. On one of his scoring catches, Jackson beat Revis to the back of the end zone. With the Eagles in the red zone, the speedy 26-year-old ran right at Revis before cutting across the middle of the field. Revis, who appeared to have been expecting some help on the other side, couldn't catch up as Jackson caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Nick Foles.
After the win, Jackson talked about his day on "Revis Island."
"Throughout the whole game, pretty much, he was guarding me," Jackson told the team's official website. "It was a good matchup, a good battle. Like I said, I felt confident in myself to be able to go out there and make some big plays, which was able to happen a couple times."