The Eagles needed this.
The Eagles not only needed to get a win over the rival New York Giants, but they also needed that winning feeling. That feeling of knowing that they are a team capable of making another deep run in the postseason.
The Eagles looked like that team Thursday when they dominated New York, 34-13.
A 21-point win will produce a lot of great individual performances, but there were three in particular that stood out the most. Here are your nominees for the Toyota Player of the Week. You can vote for who you think should win here.
QB Carson Wentz
The third-year QB was in complete command Thursday night.
Helped by an offensive line that allowed only one sack despite some nagging injuries, Wentz completed 26 of his 36 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns.
Most importantly, the offense did not commit any turnovers.
Like last season, Wentz was outstanding on third down. At one point, he was 10-for-10 on third down. The offense converted 9-of-16 third-down situations overall.
WR Alshon Jeffery
The Giants seemingly had no answer for the Eagles' passing attack and Jeffery was a big reason why.
The former South Carolina Gamecock caught eight passes for 74 yards, and snared two of Wentz’s three touchdowns. The other went to tight end Zach Ertz.
CB Ronald Darby
When a team loses back-to-back games, especially one with the expectation of winning a Super Bowl, there will be plenty of fans and pundits looking for someone to blame.
Unfortunately for the Eagles' secondary, it received the bulk of the fans’ ire the last two weeks. On Thursday night, however, the unit stepped up against a talented New York receiving corps.
The one player who stood out the most was Darby, as he defended a game-high four passes. Every time the Giants tested Darby down the field, he was there to break it up.
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