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Boston Scott named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

You are no longer allowed to refer to Boston Scott as a former practice squad player.

He's now the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his three-touchdown performance in Sunday's NFC East-clinching win over the New York Giants.

Scott is the first Eagle to win any weekly award this season and the first Eagles running back to earn Offensive Player of the Week honors since Darren Sproles in 2014.

With Miles Sanders leaving in the second quarter due to an ankle injury and Jordan Howard limited in his return to action after missing six games, Scott helped spark the offense with 54 yards rushing and career highs in receiving yards (84), yards from scrimmage (138), and rushing touchdowns (3). Scott is just the fifth Eagles running back since 1974 to score three rushing touchdowns in a single game. LeSean McCoy was the last to pull off the feat in 2011.

All three of his touchdowns came in the second half and two came in the fourth quarter to help the Eagles pull away for the 34-17 win. His 39-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass to convert a third-and-13 with 7:10 left effectively ended the game. Scott scored his third touchdown on the very next play for the game's final points.

The 5-6 Scott was a Giant killer this season. He gained 113 of his 245 rushing yards, 153 of his 204 receiving yards, and four of his five touchdowns in the two matchups against the division rival.

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