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Toyota Player Of The Week Nominees: Vikings

Losing back-to-back games was not something Eagles fans envisioned heading into the 2018 season, but that is the unfortunate reality after the team's 23-21 loss to the Vikings in Week 5.

A slow start put the team in a bind, but a strong second half not only helped the Eagles claw back into the game, but also produced some strong individual performances that deserve some attention.

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

TE Zach Ertz

The Pro Bowl tight end was clearly the focal point of the Eagles' offense Sunday – he was targeted a team-high 11 times – and he did not disappoint, catching 10 passes for 110 yards.

Ertz's fourth-quarter touchdown was a thing of beauty that will likely be forgotten given that it happened at the end of a losing effort.

QB Carson Wentz

The man throwing Ertz the ball had himself a pretty good game as well. Wentz completed 24 of his 35 passes for 311 yards, two touchdowns and produced a quarterback rating of 115.3.

He also showcased his athleticism by escaping multiple sacks and running for 26 yards on five carries.

RB Wendell Smallwood

Smallwood's touchdown and two-point conversion gave the Eagles renewed life in the fourth quarter.

In total, Smallwood carried the ball three times for 27 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards.

Take a look at the best photos from the Eagles' Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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