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Jake Elliott named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Jake Elliott
Jake Elliott

Following the Week 1 win over the Detroit Lions, cornerback Zech McPhearson was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

It's only fitting after the final week of the winningest regular season in Eagles history that another special teams player captures the honor.

Kicker Jake Elliott was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on a career-high five field goals in the 22-16 victory over the Giants that clinched the NFC East, the No. 1 seed, and home-field advantage in the postseason.

This is the ninth time that an Eagles has captured an NFC weekly honor this season, as Elliott joined McPhearson, cornerback Darius Slay (defense, Week 2), defensive end Brandon Graham (defense, Week 3), linebacker Haason Reddick (defense, Week 4), kicker Cameron Dicker (special teams, Week 5), Jalen Hurts (offense, Week 12), Hurts again (offense, Week 13), and Graham again (defense, Week 14). Hurts was also the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September.

This is the third career NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award for Elliott. He also captured NFC Special Teams Player of the Month honors in November 2021.

Elliott accounted for 16 total points over New York, tying a career high. Two of Elliott's five field goals on Sunday were of 50+ yards (52, 54).

For the season, Elliott was true on 87 percent (second highest of his career) of his field goal attempts (20-of-23) and 96.2 percent of his PAT tries (51-of-53). Elliott has heated up while the weather cooled, making 14 of his last 15 field goals, with four of them 50+ yards, even after switching to a new holder in punter Brett Kern.

In all, Elliott, a Pro Bowl selection in the 2021 campaign, scored 111 points, as the Eagles' record-setting offense (most points and touchdowns in franchise history) was third in the league in red zone percentage, limiting his field goal attempts.

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