It wasn’t perfect, but at the end of the day, the Eagles did what they needed to do Monday night, and that was defeat the Washington Redskins. They did so by a score of 28-13.
The best part of the Eagles’ victory over Washington was that they showed flashes of what made them champions a season ago. The offense got the ball into the hands of its plethora of playmakers and the defense pitched a second-half shutout.
There were some mistakes on both sides of the ball, but none loomed large enough to cost the Eagles the game.
The win, however, came partially because of a trio of great individual performances, and those performances make up your nominees for Toyota Player of the Week for Week 13:
TE Zach Ertz
Ertz’s stat line – nine receptions for 83 yards – from Monday night has become the norm for him in 2018, but his seventh catch of the night was historic, as it put him at 91 catches this season, breaking Brian Westbrook’s franchise single-season record he set back in 2007.
On the season, Ertz has 93 catches for 978 yards and six touchdowns. He already has one of the best seasons a tight end has ever had in the NFL and there are still four games left to play.
WR Golden Tate
Eagles fans have been waiting for a breakout game from Tate and they finally got it Monday night.
The Pro Bowl wide receiver caught seven passes for a team-high 85 yards and scored his first touchdown in midnight green.
He made his first touchdown as an Eagle all the more special with a fantastic celebration.
DE Brandon Graham
Graham recently told reporters that he has been feeling like his normal self lately and he provided evidence of that Monday night.
Graham recorded three tackles and a sack against the rivals from Washington. He nearly put a safety on the board with a tackle for loss of Adrian Peterson in the second quarter.
Check out the best photos from the Eagles' Monday-night matchup against the Washington Redskins.