Newsday’s Neil Best observed Brian Westbrook taking a knee at the Dallas one-yard line yesterday and writes “there might never have been a more shocking, impactful event in fantasy history.” The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Rich Hoffman, however, calls it “a selfless act with a strategic purpose”.

Dallas was out of timeouts. After the 2-minute warning, all the Eagles would have to do was kneel three times and the game would be theirs. You can debate the strategy – who could possibly calculate the odds of botching three kneel-downs and giving up a score vs. the odds of blowing an 11-point lead with 2 minutes to play? – but you cannot debate that Westbrook gave up a touchdown there and did it as an act of unselfishness.

What we found out later was that he had a little help in the decision-making from right tackle Jon Runyan.

“I just want to help this team win – and I got a stern talking-to by Jon Runyan right before that play,” Westbrook said.

“He said, ‘Listen, if you get down to the 1, take a knee.’ I was like, ‘Ahhh . . . ‘ He said, ‘Take a knee, Westbrook, take a knee.’ ”

Then, during the play, Westbrook said: “I looked back and I saw all 6-7 or 6-8 of him running toward me saying, ‘Get down.’ So I got down . . . Runyan, he’s our offensive leader out there. He’s a coach. So he helped me out a little bit there.”