Three Philadelphia Eagles players shined above the rest.
Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham‘s strip-sack on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones reminded ‘Birds’ fan of another game where he did the same thing. Though the stakes weren’t as high, Week 7’s play helped the ‘Birds’ to secure a win. Graham added his sixth sack of the season in Week 7, and it came when Philly needed it most.
The 11-year veteran has come up big often this Eagles team in 2020, and his relentlessness continues to pay dividends. This is shaping up to be the best year of Graham’s career and could result in his first Pro Bowl nod.
This is the first season that Eagles safety Rodney McLeod hasn’t been paired with Malcolm Jenkins in the secondary since he’s been in town. There have been some questionable plays from McLeod, but he was all over the field in Week 7.
He had six total tackles and a fumble recovery in Week 7 and more often than, not was huge in coverage. His leadership was on display in this one, and his presence helped some of his teammates make plays.
Tight end, Richard Rodgers, was a quiet hero in Week 7. To be frank, he’s been big in the past few games. Versus the Giants, he tallied six catches for 85 yards and was able to get himself open on multiple plays to keep the game alive for the ‘Birds’ to have a chance at tasting victory.
The seventh-year tight end has been added to and subtracted from this Eagles roster more times than he probably would have liked, but he’s proven his mettle. On the season, he has racked up 185 receiving yards. That’s tops for an Eagles tight end. Yes, that includes Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.