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Sproles Delivers Another Special TD

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- As illustrious as his 10-year NFL career has been, Darren Sproles keeps setting new milestones in his first season with the Eagles.

In the second quarter, Sproles took a punt from Andy Lee, which was almost blocked by Chris Polk, and dashed down the right side of the field for an 82-yard touchdown - the longest punt return of his career.

It was the second big play by the Eagles' special teams, following Brad Smith's recovery of a Trey Burton punt block in the end zone for the team's first touchdown of the game in the opening quarter.

The score was Sproles' third touchdown of the season with the other two coming on the ground. His 49-yard touchdown in Week 1 against Jacksonville was the longest rush of his career. It was Sproles' sixth-career return touchdown and first since 2011 when he was a member of the Saints against the Packers.

Sproles was also named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week for the first time after accumulating 178 yards from scrimmage and 152 yards receiving, both career highs, in the Monday night win in Indy.

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