Jake Elliott ran over to coaches and begged for a chance to try the longest field goal in team history.
They said yes — and he nailed it.
Elliott kicked a 61-yarder as the clock expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 27-24 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.
Carson Wentz tossed a 19-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery to set up Elliott's kick, the longest game-winner in NFL history for a rookie and a franchise record. Elliott was a fifth-round pick by the Bengals and joined the Eagles after Caleb Sturgis was injured in Week 1. He was carried off the field by two teammates.
"I'm thankful I had the opportunity to try it," Elliott said. "I...