Sport Eagles' Lane Johnson ready to prove doubters wrong

17:36  10 january  2018
17:36  10 january  2018 Source:

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Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson was on FS1’s “First Things First” to discuss the team’s success this season. Johnson is looking forward to proving doubters like co-host Nick Wright wrong in the coming weeks.

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Eagles tackle Lane Johnson cannot wait to prove doubters wrong Saturday when Philadelphia faces off against the Falcons at 4:35 p.m. ET at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC divisional round.

"I think everybody perceives us as being the weakest, and that is fine," Johnson told reporters Tuesday, via ESPN. "I think that is good. I think if teams want to overlook us, that is good. We'll just see about Saturday. … We're excited. We know what people are saying."

a man looking at the camera: Lane Johnson © (Getty Images) Lane Johnson

The Eagles were seen by many as the favorite to win the NFC after a 31-3 Week 12 win over the Bears. Philadelphia was 10-1, it had an MVP candidate in Carson Wentz at quarterback and had all but locked up a first-round bye.

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In an interview with Wright and First Things First host Cris Carter, Johnson told Wright about how the Eagles are fueled by the doubters . "Just see how we gone against and we have six more games left to play, so we'll just keep proving you wrong ," Johnson said when Wright asked the question.

Lane Johnson says the perception of the top-seeded Eagles -- underdogs at home on Saturday -- is fueling the team. Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox says that being underdogs just gives the team more reason to prove doubters wrong .

Three weeks later, the Eagles had lost to the Seahawks in Week 13 and, worse, Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in a win over the Rams in Week 14. That is when Johnson saw a difference in how people were portraying the Eagles, who still led the NFC.

"What bothered me was we were 12-2 [at the time] and treated like we were the Browns," he said. "It happens, but I think although we don't like it, it's a good motivator to have people not write good things. I think it's the best motivator there is, and you can go and change it."

Philadelphia has gone 3-2 since Week 12, and 2-1 since losing Wentz. However, a 6-0 loss to the Cowboys in Week 17 and a lackluster performance by backup QB Nick Foles in a Week 16 win over the Raiders brought out the doubters. Johnson and teammate Malcolm Jenkins heard those doubters, and they are eager to show they are still a very good team.

"I feel like we've got a lot of people in this locker room who have been doubted their whole lives and have continued to prove people wrong," Jenkins told reporters Tuesday. "We've done it all year, and we don't see that changing anytime soon."

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