The Philadelphia Eagles won their franchise’s first Super Bowl Championship on Sunday when they defeated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, 41-33.
As a part of their celebration tour, Eagles wide receiver Corey Clement and running back Jay Ajayi joined Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday to discuss their championship victory.
One of the topics of discussion in the interview was Clement’s 22-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone in the third quarter, which turned out to be not only one of the biggest plays of the game, but also one of the most controversial. The play was ruled a touchdown on the field and a replay review confirmed the call. When asked about the catch, the former Wisconsin Badger was firm on his stance that it was a clean catch.
“That ball did not move once,” Clement told Kimmel.
“I knew once I caught the ball, man, I didn’t second guess myself,” he added. “The refs always got to make it interesting.”
Kimmel agreed that it was a catch, resulted in a rousing cheer from the audience.
In addition, to discussing his catch, the two Eagles talked about their celebration after the game, which Clement said didn’t end until 7 a.m.
Another huge play from the Super Bowl was the Eagles’ trick play on 4th & goal late in the second quarter, which resulted in a touchdown catch for quarterback Nick Foles. However, Clement said that the Eagles had only practiced that play three times in two weeks, to the shock of Kimmel.
“I mean, you don’t want to wear the play out,” Clement said. “I mean, I think everybody had a great feeling about it once we ran it three times, and Nick caught it all three times, so thank God. Nick did a great job of keeping his eyes locked on the ball.”
Ajayi followed by taking a slight jab at the Brady and the Pats, who failed to pull off a similar play earlier in the game.
“It only made it sweeter that, a couple plays in the other series with the Pats, they threw it to [Brady], and you saw what happened with that one,” Ajayi said. “Our quarterback gets it done.”
Towards the end of the interview, Kimmel played a joke on the players, saying that Foles had been traded about an hour before, leading to both players turning and looking at each other with concerned looks on their faces. Kimmel broke the tension by saying, “I made that up,” resulting in smiles of relief from both players.
Watch the full interview here: