On Tuesday, Eagles RB Boston Scott was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Giants on Sunday. Scott, who played most of the game after Eagles RB Miles Sanders left with an ankle injury, had 54 yards rushing, 84 receiving yards and three rushing touchdowns. Scott finished the game with 138 yards from scrimmage. The receiving yards, the touchdowns, and yards from scrimmage were all career-highs for Scott.
Scott was a Giants’ killer this season. He accumulated 266 yards from scrimmage and four rushing touchdowns against New York.
It’s safe to say that if the Eagles did not have Scott, they would not have won the NFC East and would not be preparing to play the Seahawks at the Linc on Sunday.
According to Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh, Scott is finding ways to get to the end zone.
“The power of the goal line. It’s a wonderful thing,” Groh said on Tuesday. “The other day, the line did a terrific job. They opened up some really big holes. Boston obviously is hungry. He’s finding that goal line, done a really good job of finding the hole, being patient, picking his way through it, but then when there has been a tackler present himself, he’s taken on that guy and been able to fall into the end zone or finish in the end zone.
“I think it’s a combination of things: good design, some good plays, and the guys have blocked him really well, and then obviously Boston has finished them off. Credit to him and being able to get in there three times.”
Obviously, with Sanders dealing with an ankle injury and Jordan Howard just returning from a shoulder injury, Scott will continue to get his touches on the ground and through the air, which, based on his production, is probably a good thing. No one would have expected him to have this type of impact this season, but we could say that about a lot of guys playing right for the Eagles.