Eagles Week 4 game balls: Philadelphia spoils Doug Pederson’s return
Well, it wasn’t pretty, but it’s a win. That’s all that matters in the end. The Philadelphia Eagles ruined Doug Pederson’s homecoming/revenge game by way of a 29-21 final score.
The heroes are aplenty, and again, we’re here to hand out more game balls than are usually distributed during the post-game locker room victory speech.
How about a hand and a tip of the cap to these Birds? They had themselves a day versus the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Philly improves to 4-0.
Here are our MVPs following another Philadelphia Eagles win.
Jalen Hurts, quarterback
Down 14-0, QB1 Jalen Hurts never flinched. He maintained his poise. The Eagles’ offense kept plugging away, and with the help of Jonathan Gannon’s defense, the Birds proved that they can win ugly.
Jake Elliott, kicker
He may not be as tough as David Akers. Who is right? Still, after being walloped on a third-quarter field goal attempt, Jake Elliott accounted for seven points in the fourth quarter. That’s definitely worth a mention.
Sua Opeta/Jack Driscoll, offensive line
Jordan Mailata and Isaac Seumalo both went down with injuries. Jack Driscoll and Sua Opeta stepped in, and if you didn’t know any better, you might have thought, at times, that Jordan and Isaac never left. Jeff Stoutland always has his guys ready to play.
Miles Sanders, running back
Each week has brought a different hero, and Week 4 was no different. Sometimes, when Miles Sanders takes the handoff, it’s hard to determine what he’s doing or what he’s seeing, but it’s hard to deny that, without him, the Eagles may not have pulled this one out.
In Week 1, he amassed a career-high in rushing attempts (27), and that led to 134 yards with a long of 35 yards and two trips to the end zone.
James Bradberry, cornerback
He doesn’t talk much. He isn’t boastful, but James Bradberry always brings his A game. How big was that second-half interception?
T.J. Edwards, linebacker
T.J. Edwards gets better by the hour. He’s a tone-setter, and with his second-half sack on Trevor Lawrence, he’s now tallied a quarterback takedown in back-to-back weeks for the first time in his young NFL career.
Haason Reddick, linebacker
Miles Sanders was oh so close to pulling off a hat trick. We were really pulling for that third touchdown run, but hey, the Eagles won, and that’s more important. Haason Reddick pulled off a hat trick of another sort.
A sack/forced fumble/recovery led to one of Miles Sanders’ touchdown runs. Then, to ice things, he came up with another sack/forced fumble to end the game. Javon Hargrave fell on that one to preserve the victory.
Reddick is our player of the game. If he doesn’t win NFC Defensive Player of the Week, there needs to be an investigation. He also has three forced fumbles on the season if you’re keeping score.