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Toyota Player Of The Week Nominees: Giants

It's been nearly a month since the Eagles have been in the win column, but they did what was necessary to notch their fifth victory of the season by edging the Giants, 25-22.

Just a week ago, the Eagles' chances of making a return trip to the playoffs looked bleak. But with Sunday's win over the Giants, the outlook is a lot brighter, as the Eagles are only one game out of first place in the NFC East with two pivotal division games on the horizon.

With all of the injuries — particularly in the secondary — it took a total team effort to pull out the win, but there were three players in particular who stepped up in big moments for the Eagles.

These are your nominees for the Toyota Player of the Week:

RB Josh Adams

When the 2018 season began, Josh Adams was not expected to carry the load in the Eagles' backfield. In fact, Adams wasn't even on the team's initial 53-man roster.

But injuries forced Adams into the unexpected role of lead back, and the undrafted rookie from Warrington, Pennsylvania has taken full advantage of the opportunity.

Adams scored the Eagles' only touchdown against the Saints and followed that up by carrying the ball 22 times, easily his career high, for 84 yards. He scored a touchdown followed by a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter to give the Eagles their first lead of the game.

TE Zach Ertz

Ertz continued his stellar season against the Giants with seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. His second reception of the day was the 400th of his career.

In 2018, Ertz has racked up 84 catches for 895 yards and six touchdowns.

S Malcolm Jenkins

Jenkins grabbed his first interception of the season Sunday and it could not have come at a more important time.

The Giants were leading, 19-11, late in the first half and driving with the hopes of extending their lead before the break.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning lobbed a ball intended for Odell Beckham, Jr. toward the end zone, but Jenkins stepped in front of it to thwart the visitors' chance of scoring.

At the very least, the Giants wanted to get a field goal out of that drive. Instead, they got nothing and eventually lost by three points.

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