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DeSean Jackson wins NFC offensive player of the week

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The last time Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a big game at MetLife Stadium against the Giants, he crushed their hopes for a trip to the playoffs in 2010 with a walk-off punt return for a touchdown.

Jackson didn’t wind up winning the NFC special teams player of the week for that effort, however, as Devin Hester took the prize in honor of his 14th career return for a touchdown. Jackson had another big day at the Meadowlands in Week Five and this time he was recognized by the league for his accomplishments.

Jackson has been named the NFC offensive player of the week after catching seven passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in a 36-21 victory that moved the Eagles into a tie with the Cowboys atop the lackluster NFC East and continued the Giants’ downward spiral. It’s the fifth time Jackson has been named a conference player of the week and he joins Tim Brown and Santana Moss as the only players with at least three offensive awards and at least two for their work on special teams.

The fact that the Eagles won their game while the Cowboys lost is likely part of the reason why Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was passed over despite throwing for 506 yards and five touchdowns against the Broncos. As you’ve surely heard, Romo also threw a very costly interception in the fourth quarter and that blemish likely makes up the rest of the reason why Jackson joined Moss and Brown in that small group.

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11 Responses to “DeSean Jackson wins NFC offensive player of the week”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 9, 2013 10:28 AM

    Top 5 Wrs in Pro Football – Calvin Johnson, Pierre Garcon, Larry Fitzgerald, AJ Green and Santana Moss. In that order.

  2. codylott says: Oct 9, 2013 10:34 AM

    Alshon Jeffery still plays in the NFC, yes? His numbers dwarfed Jackson’s last week.

  3. friendofinnocence says: Oct 9, 2013 10:48 AM

    Romo was only the 5th QB in NFL history to throw for 500 yards and 5 TD’s, and two Cowboys’ receivers had more yardage than Jackson. Just a stupid decision. Romo did put up 48 points, too.

  4. xxsweepthelegxx says: Oct 9, 2013 10:54 AM

    This makes no sense to me….many others had better numbers for winning teams this past weekend. DJax has had a great year though.

    Logical….al beit you are super annoying, sometimes you actually contribute good football knowledge to conversations…it’s too bad your dumb, overplayed “schtick” gets in the way. Maybe you’ll look back in a year or two and do some reflecting.

  5. dequan81 says: Oct 9, 2013 10:57 AM

    Romo’s pick shouldn’t matter. The dude had a spectacular day. INTs aren’t foreign. DeSean wasn’t the best WR of the weekend. Manning was the best AFC QB not Geno.

    DeSean 7 rec 132 yrd 1 TD vs Dez 6 141 yrds 2 TDs 1 FUM

    So, I guess with stupid PFT logic, that fumble made DeSean better?

    Or

    DeSean 7 rec 132 yrd 1 TD vs Alshon 10 rec 218 yrds 1 TD

  6. s0merand0mguy says: Oct 9, 2013 11:10 AM

    friendofinnocence says: Oct 9, 2013 10:48 AM

    Romo was only the 5th QB in NFL history to throw for 500 yards and 5 TD’s, and two Cowboys’ receivers had more yardage than Jackson. Just a stupid decision. Romo did put up 48 points, too.
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    No the NFL is just finally starting to realize that Tony Romo is a flop. Romo is a back up quarterback in this league who fooled Aikman and all his supporters. No matter how good he is it’s just never good enough. Cowboys signed him for all that money just to look great and choke in the end. You don’t reward losers and that’s why Jackson got OPOW.

  7. friendofinnocence says: Oct 9, 2013 11:19 AM

    somerandomguy,

    The shootout between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo will be talked about for decades, and DeSean Jackson’s game will be forgotten next week.

  8. s0merand0mguy says: Oct 9, 2013 11:49 AM

    friendofinnocence says: Oct 9, 2013 11:19 AM

    somerandomguy,

    The shootout between Peyton Manning and Tony Romo will be talked about for decades, and DeSean Jackson’s game will be forgotten next week.
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    More like miracle at the meadowlands will never be forgotten… and that shootout in a regular game between Superior Peyton and little tony will be forgotten in a week when Tony chokes in yet another game and Peyton puts up another 50 points.

  9. nirvana504 says: Oct 9, 2013 1:30 PM

    Desean Jackson is still in the NFL??

  10. fastspecv says: Oct 9, 2013 2:30 PM

    The only people who will remember the miracle at the meadowlands will be Eagles fans and Giants fan. The Cowboys-Broncos game will be remembered by everybody.

  11. thamel90 says: Oct 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    Wow. When people talk about Romo, I expect a decent level of ignorance. Not to the tune of “The NFL is just finally starting to realize Romo is a flop”. Good god that is utterly awful. In the last few years, nothing around him has been consistent at all, little dependability in the running game, defense, and O line. Yet somehow him being easily in the top half of NFL QBs, and easily in discussion for top 10, is a flop. Congrats somerandomguy, you’ve made the most idiotic comment about Romo I’ve seen.

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