Elliott kicked a 61-yard field goal to beat the Giants in 2017.
By Max Harper
Eagles kicker Jake Elliott just got a bigtime NFL recognition:
He was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week.
It’s the second consecutive week the Eagles have earned NFC Player of the Week recognition – cornerback Darius Slay was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week from the win in Denver during which he scooped up a fumble and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown. It was also a career day for Elliott, who is having another outstanding campaign for the Eagles.
Here are some specifics to put Elliott’s day in perspective:
Converted a career-high 4-of-4 FG attempts, including kicks from 57, 37, 33 and, 47 yards in distance, and 4-of-4 PATs to finish with a career-high 16 points
Led the NFL in both kicking points (16) and made FGs (4, tied) in Week 11
His career-high 16 points are the most by any NFC kicker since Week 2 and are tied for the second most by any NFL kicker this season
Moved into sole possession of 3rd place on the Eagles’ all-time scoring list, surpassing Harold Carmichael (474, 1971-83) and Steve Van Buren (464, 1944-51)
Connected on his 15th career FG from 50+ yards, which is only 1 FG shy of tying David Akers (16, 1999-2010) for the most in franchise history (including playoffs)
His 3 FGs from 50+ yards this season are his most since 2017 (5)