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A.J. Brown is the NFC Offensive Player of the Week

A.J. Brown
A.J. Brown

Wide receiver A.J. Brown is on a historic tear, and the NFL is taking notice.

Brown has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after catching 10 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's 31-17 win over the Miami Dolphins at Lincoln Financial Field.

Brown is the third Eagle to receive the weekly conference award and it's the fourth time this season the Eagles have been recognized by the NFC.

Running back D'Andre Swift was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his Week 2 performance against Minnesota when he rushed for a career-high 175 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries in the win over the Vikings, and placekicker Jake Elliott has twice been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week – after his Week 1 performance when he kicked four field goals, including successful kicks from 48, 51, and 56 yards, and then after booting a 54-yard field goal in Week 4 to secure a 34-31 overtime win over Washington at Lincoln Financial Field. It was the longest game-winning overtime field goal in Eagles history.

Truthfully, Brown could have earned the honors in any of the last five weeks because he has been as dangerous an offensive weapon as there is in the NFL. He has gone over 125 receiving yards in each of the last five games, becoming one of only two players (Detroit's Calvin Johnson, 2012) since the AFL-NFL merger of 1970 to accomplish that feat.

Brown had 9 receptions for 131 yards in the Week 3 road win at Tampa Bay, then had 9 catches for 175 yards and a pair of scores in the win over the Commanders. Philadelphia traveled across the country to play at the Los Angeles Rams in Week 5 and Brown caught 6 passes for 127 yards in a tough road win and then the first-year team captain was a bright spot on a tough day in the Week 6 loss at the Jets, grabbing 7 Jalen Hurts passes for 131 yards.

In the Sunday night Kelly Green game against the then-5-1 Dolphins, Brown was once again the best threat on the field with his offensive performance in front of a prime-time national television audience.

For the season, Brown has 52 receptions, 809 yards, and 3 touchdowns. He ranks fourth in the league in receptions, is second in receiving yards, tied for second in catches of 20- and 40-plus yards, tied for second in receptions for first downs, and fifth in yards after the reception.

This is the first Offensive Player of the Week honor of Brown's career.

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