The Eagles struggled to generate points for much of last Sunday’s game against the Panthers, but they only trailed Carolina by five points and forced a punt with four minutes left in the game that would give them a chance to move ahead.
As it turned out, they wouldn’t have to drive a long way to get the job done. Linebacker T.J. Edwards blocked Joseph Charlton‘s kick and the Eagles took over on the 27-yard-line. Jalen Hurts would run for a touchdown a few plays later and the Eagles returned home with a 21-18 win.
Edwards was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday as a result of his big play.
Edwards has 22 tackles and a sack on the year, but none have been bigger than last Sunday’s blocked kick.