Kyler Murray becomes 7th Player of the Week against Eagles this season


Kyler Murray has joined an expanding group of players who have killed the Eagles this season.

Murray on Wednesday was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, making him the seventh player this season to be named a Player of the Week for their performance against the Eagles.

So in seven of the Eagles’ nine losses, they’ve let one player really hurt them. (Three offensive players, four defensive.)

Murray on Sunday completed 27 of 36 passes for 406 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT and also rushed for 29 yards. It was the first 400-yard passing game of his career. This is his third time being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week this season.

Here’s a look at all seven against the Eagles in 2020:

Week 1: DE Ryan Kerrigan, Washington: (NFC Defensive Player of the Week) The longtime Washington pass rusher had two sacks against the Eagles in the opener and has just 3 1/2 since. He also had a fumble recovery in Week 1.

Week 2: LB Micah Kiser, Rams: (NFC Defensive Player of the Week) In just his second-career start, Kiser had 15 tackles, a PBU and a forced fumble in the Rams’ 37-19 win at the Linc. Kiser hasn’t matched that tackle total the rest of the season.

Week 5: WR Chase Claypool, Steelers: (AFC Offensive Player of the Week) The rookie receiver from Notre Dame had 116 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns (three receiving, one rushing) in the Steelers’ 38-29 win. He was the first player to score four TDs against the Eagles since Joseph Addai back in 2006.


Week 6: DE Calais Campbell, Ravens: (AFC Defensive Player of the Week) Campbell, the 34-year-old vet, had 3 sacks, 5 tackles, 4 TFLs and 4 QB hits in the Ravens’ 30-28 win. This was the Jamon Brown game.

Week 11: DE Olivier Vernon, Browns: (AFC Defensive Player of the Week) Vernon had three sacks against the Eagles in the Browns’ 22-17 win. He has just four sacks the entire rest of the season. Vernon hadn’t had a three-sack game since 2013.

Week 13: QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers: (NFC Offensive Player of the Week) Against the Eagles at Lambeau, Rodgers completed 25 of 34 passes for 295 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs. Ho hum.

Week 15: QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals: (NFC Offensive Player of the Week) Murray had his first 400-yard passing game against the Eagles. If Murray didn’t win it, DeAndre Hopkins could have. Hopkins had 9 catches for 168 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

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