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Eagles Week In Review: MVP Votes For Week 5

Week Five continues a series called “Week In Review”. In it, we will explore each game of the Eagles schedule, with a voting system. This particular voting system is borrowed from the Australian Football League, within their measurement of the “Best and Fairest”. This award offers their equivalent of the MVP and is calculated on a weekly basis.

Each game, we will award three Eagles players with votes. The best performance will lead to three votes, the second best two votes and the third best one vote. At the conclusion of the season, we will tally up the votes from all the games and declare an Eagles MVP.

Eagles At Cardinals Recap

Week 5 was a tough matchup for the Eagles.

Despite struggling in the opening four games of the season, the Cardinals have significant talent on both sides of the ball. With stars such as Kyler Murray, Marquise Brown and Budda Baker, the Cards posed one of the tougher teams on the Eagles’ schedule.

The Eagles eked out a win on the road, with the team overcoming injuries on the offensive line and grinding out a gritty win. Here are the votes for Week 5.

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – 3 Votes

In a game where the Eagles defensive prowess held Kyler Murray and the Cardinals to just 17 points, new addition Chauncey Gardner-Johnson stood out as a primary contributor. He finished the game with ten tackles, one TFL and an interception that allowed the Eagles the opportunity to gett the ball right back after their first touchdown drive.

Furthermore, Gardner-Johnson was credited with two PFF stops and allowed just 24 yards after the catch on six targets. He also notched a pass defense as well. The safety provided potent playmaking throughout the game to allow the Eagles to contain the high-octane Cardinals offense.

Dallas Goedert – 2 Votes

Dallas Goedert made his presence felt in multiple ways on Sunday.

Firstly, he allowed the Eagles to frequently move the ball with low-risk screens and dump offs. Goedert racked up 72 of his 95 yards after the catch, weaving and plowing his way through defenders on the outside. He racked up five first downs from his eight receptions, and seemingly moved the chains for the Eagles at will. His average depth of target was just 3.7, despite having a 31 yard reception on the day. The big tight end provided an incredibly reliable security blanket for Hurts to be able to move the football on the outside.

Furthermore, Goedert pulled Hurts over the goal line for his first QB sneak touchdown of the day. Then, the starting TE got behind his signal caller for his second push into the end zone, shoving him across.

So really, perhaps Goedert should be credited with two unofficial touchdown assists.

Haason Reddick – 1 Vote

This was a tough call.

Jalen Hurts’ resilience throughout this game, including his solid rushing performance, almost had him pulling out this vote. However, the consistency of the defense, as well as the disappointing second half for the offense, pivots this award.

Haason Reddick had a season high seven total pressures in the game, per PFF. Furthermore, six of these resulted in a quarterback hurry, and he logged the only Eagles sack for the game. Reddick also notched a tackle for loss and a QB hit. The premium pass rusher spent his day in the backfield, making Kyler uncomfortable and making it possible for the Eagles to contain him. Murray ended the game with a contained 80.5 NFL passer rating on the day.

Which of these votes do you agree or disagree with? Who has your votes for this Week 5 win? Check out our latest content and don’t forget to follow our Facebook and Twitter pages for more Eagles coverage!

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