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5 Things To Know Today: October 10

Posted Oct 10, 2013

Head coach Chip Kelly will update Michael Vick's status in his final press conference before Sunday's battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We will broadcast it live beginning at 11:40 AM. What else do you need to know today? Learn how you can meet former wide receiver Fred Barnett this weekend and find out which jersey the Eagles are wearing ...

1. DeSEAN JACKSON: BEST OF THE BEST IN HIS CAREER

DeSean Jackson on Wednesday was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance on Sunday against the New York Giants. It was the fifth Player of the Week honor for Jackson (three times Offensive Player of the week, two times Special Teams Player of the Week) in his career. The honor was the first for the Eagles since Kurt Coleman was named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 16) and LeSean McCoy was named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 30) in the 2011 season.

We take a look back at some of the other big plays that have led to league-wide recognition for Jackson ...

DeSean Jackson's Honors
Season Award
2009 Special Teams Player Of The Week

Earned NFC Special Teams POW honors for his performance at Car. (9/13) when he broke an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown, the second of his career and the second-longest in team history (Vai Sikahema, 87 yards on 11/22/92 at NYG). His 106 punt return yards that day was the 3rd-highest total in franchise history behind Vai Sikahema (111) and Reno Mahe (108)

Season Award
2009 Special Teams Player Of The Month

Notched NFC Special Teams POM honors in Sept. with a 22.2 punt return average and an 85-yd punt return for a TD vs. Car. (9/13)

Season Award
2009 Offensive Player Of The Week

Earned NFC Offensive POW honors at Was. (10/26) with a career-long 67-yd rushing TD on the game’s opening drive. Also caught a 57-yard TD pass from Donovan McNabb, becoming the second player in team history to have a rushing and receiving touchdown of 50+ yards in the same game (Bosh Pritchard had a 75-yd. catch and 77-yd. rush vs. Was. on 10/23/49)

Season Award
2009 Special Teams Player Of The Week

Earned NFC Special Teams POW honors at NYG (12/13) when he had a 72-yd punt return for a TD, his second of the season and the third of his career to set a new team record. Also had a 60-yd TD reception and posted a career-high 178 yds

Season Award
2009 Special Teams Player Of The Month

Garnered NFC Special Teams POM honors in Dec. with a 14.4 punt return average and a 72-yard PR for a TD at NYG (12/13)

Season Award
2010 Offensive Player Of The Week

Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after totaling a career-high 210 receiving yards – a 60-yarder to open game and 91-yard TD catch and run to score winning points in victory over Dallas

Season Award
2013 Offensive Player Of The Week

Earned NFC Offensive Player of Week honors with 7 receptions, 132 yards and one touchdown as Eagles defeated Giants, 36-21

2. ROLLOUT WINE ... WITH WIDE RECEIVER FRED BARNETT

As part of the celebration of the 80th anniversary of the Philadelphia Eagles with our fans, the Eagles have a unique and special introduction of a limited-edition wine, Rollout Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join in the celebration with former Eagles wide receiver Fred Barnett at an event on Saturday, October 12 from 4-5 p.m. at Spirits Unlimited, located at 495 Route 72 Manahawkin, N.J.

The limited-edition wine is available for purchase throughout the Philadelphia region in state stores and in South Jersey wine and spirit retailers. It will also be sold on the club level and in suites at Lincoln Financial Field. Rollout Cabernet Sauvignon was made by winemaker Samuel Spencer and produced by Cameron Hughes Wine. Made with 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from leading mountainside vineyards in the Napa Valley and Dry Creek, Spencer describes Rollout as big, bold, extracted wine with great purity and length.

3. TODAY’S BROADCAST SCHEDULE: CHIP KELLY LIVE AT 11:40 AM

PhiladelphiaEagles.com and our official Eagles app are live on this Thursday with a full slate of shows and press conferences to keep you up to date on what is happening with your Philadelphia Eagles.

Tune in today!

Thursday's Broadcast Schedule
Time Event
11:40 AM Chip Kelly Press Conference
Noon Eagles Live!
Post-Practice Michael Vick Press Conference

4. GETTING TO KNOW: DL CEDRIC THORNTON

Since joining the Eagles as a rookie free agent in 2011, Cedric Thornton has made great strides. He spent ’11 on the practice squad, and then earned a place on the 53-man roster in 2012. Now Thornton starts at defensive end, moves inside to nose tackle at times and is one of the most-improved players on the roster.

Here is a peek into Thornton off the field ...
 
If not in football, I would be: A coach

What I love most about Philly: “Being in a big city and part of a team and city that loves football.”

Hobbies off the field: “X-Box, basketball, golf, movies, bowling.”

Funniest Eagle: LeSean McCoy

Best restaurant in Philly: Miss Tootsie’s Soul Food, Fogo De Chao

Favorite teams growing up: Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Volunteers

Favorite moment in sports: 52-yard forced fumble/return touchdown in high school

Food: Rice and sugar

Movie: "Bad Boys II"

TV Show: "Shameless," "Fresh Prince"

Quote: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. “I say that quote to myself all the time during games.”

Pregame ritual: ”Read the Bible. My favorite verses are Romans 10:9 and John 3:16”

5. GAME FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Broadcast Information: FOX broadcasts Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. from Raymond James Stadium with Dick Stockton calling the play by play and former Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber providing color commentary. Kris Brudden is on the sidelines.

Eagles uniforms: The Eagles will wear the midnight green jerseys with white pants.

Series Stat: Philadelphia has a 2-1 record at Raymond James Stadium, having won last year’s game, 23-21.

Number To Watch: If the Eagles gain 377 total net yards on offense on Sunday, they will establish a franchise mark for most yards in the first six games of a season (2,650 yards in 2011).

The McCoy Watch: LeSean McCoy needs 66 yards to set the team record for most rushing yards in the first six games of the season. With 102 more yards, McCoy will tie former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham for fifth on the team’s all-time rushing list (4,482) and with 50 more yards of total offense, McCoy will tie Keith Byars for ninth place on the all-time franchise list for yards from scrimmage (6,204).

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