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Honors for Kolb and Jackson

Quarterback Kevin Kolb was named NFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Chiefs last week and wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be named NFC special teams player of the month for September.

Honors for Kolb and Jackson

Quarterback Kevin Kolb was named NFC offensive player of the week for his performance against the Chiefs last week and wide receiver DeSean Jackson will be named NFC special teams player of the month for September.

Jackson opened the season with an 85-yard punt return for a touchdown against the Panthers and leads the NFL in punt return average (22.2).

-- Kolb completed 24 of 34 passes (70.6 percent) for 327 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 120.6 passer rating in the Eagles’ 34-14 win over Kansas City.  Kolb also scored on a rushing touchdown, the first of his career.

-- He became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts.  In Week 2, Kolb passed for 391 yards against New Orleans.

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-- He threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Jackson, the second consecutive game the duo has combined for a 60+ yard score.  The last Eagles duo to connect on 60+ yard touchdowns in back-to-back games was QB Ron Jaworski and wide receiver Mike Quick in 1985.

-- In his third season from Houston, this is Kolb’s first career Player of the Week Award.

-- Kolb is the sixth Eagles quarterback to be honored and the first since Donovan McNabb in 2004 (Week 13).

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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