Eagles legend Brandon Graham named Player of the Week

Brandon Graham earns high honor after a huge Week 3 game originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
In his first appearance in his incredible life, Brandon Graham has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Graham 34-year-old Graham, who is in his thirteenth year playing for the Eagles and fresh from a ruptured Achilles and scored 2 1/2 sacks in the Eagles victory over Washington on Sunday in FedEx Field. Graham also recorded six tackles as well as 2 tackles to lose as well as five quarterback hits, the knockdown of a pass, and a forced fumble which was the cause of the Eagles first touchdown.

B.G. is the Eagles for the second time in a row NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Darius Slay won the award the previous week after he snatching off two passes in the game against the Vikings.

He’s the Eagles only edge rusher who has been the team’s first to be awarded the award in the span of 14 years. Chris Clemons was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week during the last week of the regular season following the recording of two sacks along with three quarterback hits as well as an 73-yard touchdown return from the Tony Romo fumble forced by Brian Dawkins in the Eagles winning 44-6 in the playoffs against The Cowboys on the Linc.

Graham had an Achilles tendon tear during Week 2 last year and was unable to play the remainder of his season. He’s 34 years old. now the Eagles oldest player Of the Week ever since punter Sean Landeta won the award for his performance against the Chargers in the Eagles victory in the final game of the season of 2001.

Graham’s 2 1/2 total sacks tied the second most sacks of his career. Graham had 3.0 for his team the Jets on the Linc in the year 2019, and he had two and a half against the Bengals at the 2012 season. Five QB hits were equal to his previous career-high, which he also recorded during the Jets game.

With 62 career sacks Graham is the fourth most sacks on the list in Eagles history, trailing only Hall of Hall of Famer Reggie White [124], Trent Cole [85 1/2 ] and Clyde Simmons [76]. He’s one sack ahead of his teammate Fletcher Cox [61.0], who he snubbed in the final game of the season, even if Cox scored 1 1/2 sack from his own.

The the only franchise player who played more seasons in a row than Graham has been Hall of Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, who spent 14 seasons with the Eagles.

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