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Eagles' Avant knocked out during Jackson's punt return

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All eyes were on Eagles return man DeSean Jackson on Sunday when he fielded a punt on the game's final play and zig-zagged his way through the entire special teams unit of the New York Giants to give the Eagles a 38-31 win.

All eyes except for those of Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant, who said he was briefly knocked out after throwing a block for Jackson and colliding with Giants long snapper Zak DeOssie, according to the Philadelphia Daily News on Monday.

"When I saw (Jackson) break the initial wave, and I saw a lane to the right, I knew if I got (DeOssie), he was gonna score," Avant told the newspaper. "So I just threw it in there. I knew he scored. Me being knocked out just reminded me of a dream I had of us winning on the last play, but I didn't know who it was against."

Eagles coach Andy Reid confirmed in his news conference Monday that Avant has a slight concussion, and tested very well.

DeOssie said after the game that he thought he would be the one to prevent Jackson from scoring.

"I thought I had a great angle. I thought I was going to stop him. I don't have eyes in the back of my head," DeOssie said.

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