Wide receiver DeSean Jackson seems to haul in a different honor every week. Jackson was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 72-yard punt return touchdown Sunday night against the Giants.
It's the fourth honor Jackson's received from the league this season.
Jackson could arguably have been the NFC Offensive Player of the Week as well. Jackson caught six passes for a career-high 178 yards and a touchdown. That honor, however, went to Frank Gore, the 49ers running back who will be in Philadelphia this Sunday.
Jackson certainly has a lot to be proud of so far in 2009. In addition to his individual success, the Eagles are 9-4 and stand alone at the top of the NFC East. But Jackson is far from being satisfied.
"We're doing a pretty good job so far. We're not going to get overly too proud. We still have three games left and still playoffs," Jackson said. "Our goal and what we want to accomplish hasn't come upon us yet. I know we're playing pretty good we just have to keep doing so."
The Eagles have won four straight games and are five games above .500 for the first time since the 2004 season. Jackson leads the NFL in yards per catch (18.9) and punt return average (17.8 yards per punt). Jackson has 10 total touchdowns (7 receiving, 2 punt return and 1 rushing) and eight of them went for 50 yards or more, which has already tied the NFL record with three games still to play in the regular season.
This week, Jackson has to contend with the 49ers tandem of cornerback Shawntae Spencer and safety Dashon Goldson, who helped hold Cardinals Pro Bowl wideout Larry Fitzgerald to just two catches for 22 yards in a little over a half of work before Fitzgerald left the game with a knee injury.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 2:15 p.m., December 16