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Toyota Player Of The Week Nominees: Colts

It wasn't always pretty, but the Eagles earned their second win of the season in a rainy game at Lincoln Financial Field.

Although there was a lot of hype surrounding the return of Carson Wentz, there were some key individual performances from other young stars that helped propel the Eagles to victory.

Here are the nominees for the Toyota Player of the Week:

DE Derek Barnett

The second-year defensive end is contention for Player of the Week, but it isn't solely because of his clutch sack of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

While that was undoubtedly a big play, Barnett played arguably the best game of his young career in Week 3.

Barnett tallied five total tackles (two for loss and three solo) and 1.5 sacks. Even without the big sack, Barnett had himself a day.

RB Wendell Smallwood

With injuries to both Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles, the Eagles needed someone in the backfield to step up against the Colts. Fortunately, both Smallwood and Corey Clement did by running for a combined 112 yards on 26 carries.

Smallwood gets the nod here because he scored what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown with 3:06 remaining in the game. He also caught three passes for 35 yards.

TE Dallas Goedert

After being utilized mostly as a blocker in Week 2, the rookie out of South Dakota State finally got to showcase his receiving skills in a regular-season game against Indianapolis.

Goedert's first NFL touchdown was a 13-yard reception from Carson Wentz. He went on to catch six more passes for 73 yards. He hauled in all seven targets.

Check out all of the best photos from Philadelphia Eagles vs. Indianapolis Colts on September 23, 2018.

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