Philadelphia Eagles Week 17 studs and duds following heart-stopping rally

Rodney McLeod #23, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
Rodney McLeod #23, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Sweat #94, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

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Jalen Hurts, quarterback

As usual, it wasn’t always pretty, but QB1, Jalen Hurts, was masterful when he had to be. The numbers: 17 completions on 26 attempts for 214 yards passing and 44 yards on seven carries. Most importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.

Josh Sweat, defensive end

Josh Sweat‘s timely sack on Washington’s third drive helped turn what looked like a sure touchdown drive into one that only yielded three points. His second sack forced Washington’s defense to the sideline after the Eagles’ first drive of the second half narrowed the margin from nine points to two.

There’s a difference between racking up sacks in garbage time and coming up with huge sacks when your team needs you to do it. More often than not, Sweat does the latter. The enormity of both of his sacks can’t be overstated. He also had a nice pass deflection on Washington’s second drive of the second half.

Dallas Goedert, tight end

You can’t blame Dallas Goedert for anything sloppy that went on today. He did his job. Six receptions and 71 receiving yards led the Birds in both categories.

Boston Scott, running back

There were times when the best run-blocking line didn’t help him out. There were times when he could have gotten more of a breather and some help from the other guys on the running backs depth chart. Kudos are definitely in order for Boston Scott though.

He played his arse off and almost made us forget at times that Miles Sanders couldn’t go in this one.

Jake Elliott, kicker

Give Jake some love man! The Eagles wouldn’t have won without him.