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Jackson: NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be officially named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his 85-yard punt return touchdown in the 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday. It is the first time that Jackson has earned this award. Jackson's second quarter return provided the game's winning points.

Jackson fielded the Jason Baker punt at the Eagles' 15 and ran down the left seam. Juqua Parker provided the key block near midfield. Once Jackson cut past Baker towards the left sideline, he was gone and raced in for his second-career punt return touchdown to put the Eagles up 17-7. The Eagles scored 28 points in the second quarter and led 31-10 at halftime. Jackson is the first Eagle to win the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award since David Akers in 2005. Sav Rocca was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month last September.

Jackson averaged 53.0 yards on two punt returns. For his career, Jackson is averaging 10.2 yards per return. He has four returns of 60-or-more yards, including playoffs.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:22 p.m., September 15

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