The Philadelphia Eagles were in a good old fashioned NFC East dog fight on Sunday. Sam Howell and the Washington Commanders walked into Lincoln Financial Field and limped out with a loss. Their intentions of an upset and Howell's effort, a 290-yard, one-passing-touchdown performance gave way to a second consecutive loss. Jake Elliott's 100th game in midnight green ended in the same manner that his first appearance at The Linc did, with a game-winning field goal.
As a result, he has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4. We'd also like to run something else by you for your consideration.
Eagles placekicker and captain Jake Elliott is the most clutch kicker in the game.
Forget Justin Tucker and anyone else that comes to mind. No disrespect is intended, but the Jake Elliott is the standard when it comes to coming through in the clutch.
That's right. Deal with it.
The Eagles offense looked to be coming into its own in Week 4. Jalen Hurts threw for 319 yds, 2 TDs and completed 67% of his passes. AJ Brown stepped up once again with a huge game. Nine receptions,175 yards receiving, and two TDs were the result of his day. DeVonta Smith had a fantastic catch at the end of the first half to shift the momentum in this one.
The Eagles defense left a lot of plays on the field. They have some things to figure out, but football is a team game. After surrendering a game-tying touchdown at the end of regulation, they came up with a clutch stop of the Commanders offense in overtime. Philly's offense and special teams unit would take it from there.
Philly drove into scoring position in the extra frame. 'Jake the Make' would do the rest.
Elliott has converted 13 of 14 field-goal attempts on the season. Eight of his makes have come with Philly being tied or losing. Forget Special Teams Player of the Week nods. He may have a case for league MVP if he keeps this up.