PHILADELPHIA (WTXF/AP) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after an impressive performance against the division rival Washington Redskins.
The award comes after a four-touchdown performance from the second-year quarterback, where he also led the team in rushing yards.
Wentz threw for 268 yards and ran for a career-best 63 after a shaky start to lead the NFL-best Eagles (6-1) to their fifth straight win.
The Eagles went three-and-out three times in their first four drives and had only 57 total yards before Wentz hit Mack Hollins in stride with a perfect 64-yard TD pass to tie it at 10.
That got the offense rolling.
Wentz connected with Zach Ertz for 46 yards on the next series and found him again for a 4-yard TD pass to make it 17-10.
After getting the second-half kickoff, the Eagles drove 86 yards for another touchdown, finishing with Wentz throwing a touchdown to running back Corey Clement while being hit by two defenders and falling forward.
Wentz fired a 10-yard TD pass to Nelson Agholor to expand the lead to 31-17. Wentz kept that drive alive by escaping a sack and running 17 yards on third-and-8.
Philadelphia swept Washington for the first time since 2013 and has a commanding lead in the NFC East. The Cowboys and Redskins are tied for second place.