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Toyota Player Of The Week Nominees: Falcons vs. Eagles

It was low-scoring and riddled with penalties, but the Eagles got it done during the season opener Thursday night by holding off the Falcons, 18-12, at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles would not have pulled out the victory if it wasn't for key performances from these three players. Here are the nominees for the Toyota Player of the Week:

RB Jay Ajayi

Ajayi started the 2018 season with a bang by providing a much-needed spark for the Eagles' offense.

The Jay Train led the Eagles offensively by making two stops in the end zone, which proved to be crucial in the defensive struggle that was the season opener.

In total, Ajayi carried the ball 15 times and led all rushers with 62 yards.

WR Nelson Agholor

Agholor led the team in receptions with eight, but his biggest plays were as a passer and a runner.

His most notable play came as a passer when he hooked up with quarterback Nick Foles on a 15-yard pass in the sequel to the Philly Special.

He also carried the ball out of the backfield once and broke it for a 16-yard gain.

DT Fletcher Cox

The perennial Pro Bowl selection routinely made life tough quarterback Matt Ryan and the Falcons' offense Thursday night.

Cox registered one sack himself, but his pressure helped his teammates wreak havoc in the Atlanta backfield on multiple occasions, including once in the fourth quarter when he pushed the pocket into Ryan's face, which helped defensive end Chris Long and linebacker Jordan Hicks combine for the sack.

Take a look at all the photos from the Philadelphia Eagles' home opener against the Atlanta Falcons to kick off the 2018 season.

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