Washington Redskins defensive lineman Chris Baker got the start on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles and the move paid off.
Baker delivered two sacks of Sam Bradford on the day, his first multi-sack game of his career.
“It felt great, man,” Baker said to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Tarik El-Bashir following the game. “I’m just happy that God gave me the opportunity to go out here and play ball.
“And I was able to take advantage of my opportunity and get two sacks today.”
The Redskins finished with five sacks during the 23-20 victory.
“We know that we’re a confident front up front. We know that we’re going to stop the run and put teams in situations that they’re going to have to pass. We are all athletic and can get after the passer, so we were able to get them in third-and-long situations. second-and-long situations and attack their interior guys.”
As good as he felt about the defensive performance, Baker said it was equally great to see Kirk Cousins lead the offense on the game-winning drive.
“It felt great,” said Baker of watching Cousins lead the game-winning drive. “To give him some confidence like that, to lead our team on a 18-play drive at the end of the game to win the game, it’s a great feeling.
“You know a lot of times, we lost a lot of games like this. Last night, coach was able to talk about being resilient and being able to take a punch and respond. We were able to respond to each time.”