Darius Slay secured a win for the Lions on Sunday when he picked off Carson Wentz’s pass with 1:28 remaining in the game. The pick represented the Eagl

es quarterback’s first career interception — a point of pride, lost.

And whatever pride remained may have been bruised by Slay’s postgame comments, when the cornerback questioned why the quarterback would even consider making the pass that ended Philadelphia’s last hope of a drive. 

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“I was surprised he even threw it,” Slay told reporters (via NJ.com).

Beyond his initial judgment, it seems Slay had time to process an entire paragraph of thought in the mere seconds between snap and interception. The result of that interception introspection: a beautiful combination of surprise and statistical awareness and sass. 

“I was in great position, so I’m like ‘OK,'” Slay said. “But then I looked in the air and I said, ‘Oh the ball is coming for real. (Wentz) really throwing this. Oh well, it’s time for his first career pick.”

That first-career pick comes in Wentz’s first-career loss, bringing the rookie back to reality after a 3-0 start that saw him throw for 5 touchdowns and complete 64.7 percent of his passes.

The Lions won the game 24-23. Slay won the press conference.