The Eagles went on the road this week and got themselves a very important win to keep pace with the rest of the teams at the top of the NFC East. Here are your top performers for week 5.
Kevin Kolb - 21-31 for 253 yards and a TD for a QB rating of 103.3. Was much more poised and crisp than we saw last week. Even converted a 3rd and 18 with his legs. That's an important thing to see from week to week with a young QB, growth. Ironically, his opposite this week Alex Smith, is a guy that continually makes the same mistakes. We've now seen Kolb make consecutive starts twice in his career and the second was always markedly better than the first. Will he get a chance to make a 3rd consecutive start this week? [Note by JasonB, 10/11/10 3:48 PM EDT ] I guess since he played so much last week, I forgot that Kolb didn't start vs Skins...
Nate Allen/Trevor Laws - I don't really want to hand out game balls to anyone on the defense after that one, but it's worth acknowledging what these two young guys did on the final San Francisco drive. Allen was brought on a blitz on second down and while he didn't get to the QB, he did leap up to just tip the pass away. Had he not, Frank Gore was standing wide open with nothing but green behind. Had he caught that pass, it very well might have been game over.
Trevor Laws was of course the guy who made the game winning play as he chased down Alex Smith and hit him just as he threw. The hit forced an errant pass that went straight into the arms of rookie Trevard Lindley. Game was over.