Eagles Week 13 studs and duds: Gardner Minshew delivers A1 showing
It wasn’t pretty, but the Eagles got the job done in Week 13 versus the Jets.
It isn’t often that any NFL team’s studs and duds list will feature members of another franchise, but the Philadelphia Eagles owe New York Jets kicker Alex Kessman a game ball. It’s probably bush-league to kick the man while he’s down, but there’s a reason why he’s being mentioned.
Not only did he miss the extra-point attempts following the Jets’ first two scoring drives. He also influenced Robert Saleh’s decision to eschew an easy field-goal attempt on New York’s third drive to try a fourth-down attempt. Unfortunately, New York would score a touchdown. They’d fail on the two-point conversion that followed, so with that being said, you could argue that he cost the Jets points on that third drive too.
Either way you choose to look at it, all of that helped the Birds, so he gets a game ball as an honorary stud. Here are a few other heroes from Week 13 as Philadelphia puts a bow on their second game in MetLife Stadium in as many weeks as well as several guys who we’d like to see play better after the bye in Week 14.