But Coleman had the last laugh in the Eagles’ 17-16 win over the Browns, with a pair of interceptions including the final one.
Coleman will get noticed more for having his helmet popped off during an early run by Richardson, who dipped into Coleman and flicked his helmet off like a bottle cap.
The Eagles safety was cut under the lip and across his nose when it went flying off.
“My chin strap popped off, and then I couldn’t even see,” Coleman said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News. “The rest is history. He ran right into me, my helmet did some work on my face, as you can see . . . Even though I’m in pain, I feel good.”
Coleman had a pick earlier in the game, but the last one was sweetest, as it sealed a game the Eagles repeatedly tried to give away. As an Ohio native who played at Ohio State, getting the win in front of family and friends meant more than making the highlights.
“It’s a little emotional, I’m not going to lie,” Coleman said. “It was my first time, really, coming back and playing. I was nominated captain. I’m just really proud of this team.”
And they’re proud of him, for helping rescue a game that could have easily gotten away.