Following the Eagles' 25-20 Week 1 victory over the Patriots, Jake Elliott was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is the fourth time in Elliott's seven-year career that he has taken home this honor. He last won the award in the final regular-season game last season against the Giants when he connected on a career-high five field goals.
"It is fun to be able to go out there and earn it," Elliott said. "I love having those opportunities. That is what I prepare for."
Elliott scored 13 of the team's 25 points in the win. He went 4-of-4 on field goals, including 2-of-2 from beyond 50 yards.
Two of his four field goals occurred in the fourth quarter when the Eagles needed him most.
"Jake Elliott did a great job," said Head Coach Nick Sirianni. "We have a lot of confidence in Jake to kick the field goals to put us up a couple scores."
This is the first weekly honor for the Eagles this season. Last year, they captured nine of them, including three special teams awards.
Elliott is second in the NFL in field goals made (4) and points (13). His 56-yard kick in the third quarter was the second longest in Week 1 and he was the only kicker to make multiple field goals from 50-plus yards.
"It's easy for us to grow and always better when you win and so give a lot of credit to Jake Elliott," quarterback Jalen Hurts said. "I don't like him kicking. But you know, he showed up and he made big-time, big-time plays all night for us. That was huge."
In his career, Elliott has now made 142 field goals and tallied 653 points. – Written by Owen Boyle