By Harvey Hoffman
The NFL named Eagles cornerback Darius Slay NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Sunday’s 30-13 win over the Denver Broncos.
It is the fourth time that Slay has earned the honor, and the first three came during his time with the Detroit Lions.
Slay is the first Eagle to earn Defensive Player of the Week honors since defensive tackle Fletcher Cox in the final week of the 2018 regular season against Washington. T.J. Edwards won Special Teams Player of the Week accolades earlier this season in the win over Carolina.
In the third quarter at Denver, the Broncos lined up to go for a fourth-and-1 from the Eagles’ 23-yard line. Running back Melvin Gordon took the handoff, powered forward, only to have the ball ripped out by linebacker Davion Taylor. Slay picked up the ball, bobbled it, regained control, and weaved his way through traffic for his second fumble return touchdown of the season (at Detroit). The Eagles extended their lead to 27-13 and never looked back.