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September 24, 2017

Twitter reacts to Jake Elliott's ridiculous, game-winning 61-yard field goal

Eagles send Giants to 0-3 on strength of rookie kicker's leg

Overtime would have been a gift in its own right. What we got was an emphatic exclamation point from an unlikely hero.

It was a nailbiter until the very end, but the Eagles pulled out a tough, 27-24 win over the Giants on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.


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Jake Elliott, a discarded rookie the Eagles signed to replace an injured Caleb Sturgis, booted a clinching 61-yard field goal to set both a franchise and distance record at Lincoln Financial Field. 

It was a finale that delivered an energy the team has struggled to capture in recent seasons, nowhere more evident than in the reactions that poured in on social media.

Here's a look at the best of Philadelphia's excitement over the arrival of Jake Elliott.