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Eagles opponents keep getting honored by the NFL

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The 2020 Eagles certainly bring out the best in their opponents.

For the sixth time this year, an Eagles opponent has been named a Player of the Week by the NFL.

That means in six of the Eagles’ eight losses, an opposing player was the best in his conference that week. The only games the Eagles lost where they didn’t allow a league-best performance were the Giants and Seahawks games.

This time, it was Aaron Rodgers.

The Hall of Fame-bound Packers QB was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday for his performance in the Packers’ 30-16 win over the Eagles on Sunday at Lambeau.

It was the 20th Player of the Week honor since Rodgers became a starter in 2008.

The Eagles haven't had a Player of the Week this year. 

Their last Player of the Week was Boston Scott for his three-TD, 138-scrimmage-yard performance against the Giants on the last day of last year's regular season. Their last Defensive Player of the Week was Fletcher Cox for his three-sack performance against Washington on the last day of the 2018 season. Their last Special Teams Player of the Week was Jake Elliott for his 61-yard game-winning field goal against the Giants in 2017.

Here’s a look at all the Eagles opponents who’ve been named Players of the Week this year:

Week 1, Washington LB Ryan Kerrigan: Had two sacks vs. Eagles in the season opener, his only two-sack game this year.

Week 2, Rams LB Micah Kiser: Had a career-high 15 tackles in the Rams’ 37-19 win. He’s averaging 6½ tackles in all the other games he’s played.

 

Week 5, Steelers WR Chase Claypool: Rookie became the first player in 14 years and only the third in the last 47 years to score four touchdowns in a game. Also the first wide receiver and first rookie ever to score four TDs against the Eagles. Scored four TDs vs. Eagles and six in 11 other games. Only NFL rookie with four TDs in a game in the last 41 years.

Week 6, Ravens DE Calais Campbell: Had three sacks in Ravens’ win over Eagles. Has one sack in eight other games this year. At 34, oldest NFL player in five years with three sacks in a game.

Week 11, Browns DE Olivier Vernon: Matched Campbell with three sacks in Browns’ win. Has two sacks in nine other games this year. Vernon’s first 3.0-sack game in seven years.

Week 13, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: Completed 25 of 34 passes for 295 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Eagles at Lambeau Field, his eighth game this year with three or more TDs and no interceptions.

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