DeSean Jackson has a history of demoralizing the New York Giants in MetLife Stadium. In 2010, he ended their playoff hopes with a miraculous game-winning punt return in the final seconds to give the Philadelphia Eagles the victory.
In Week 5 of 2013, Jackson torched the Giants secondary for 132 yards and a touchdown on 7 receptions. The Eagles victory put them even with the Dallas Cowboys atop the horrific NFC East with a 2-3 record. This is the fifth time that Jackson has been named a conference player of the week, putting him in the record books with Tim Brown and Santana Moss as the only three players to win the offensive honors three times, as well as for special teams twice.
There has been much criticism surrounding the decision to give Jackson the honor. For instance, Tony Romo became just the fifth quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw for 500 yards and five touchdowns. However, a costly interception at the end of the fourth quarter cost Romo’s Cowboys a win over the Super Bowl contending Denver Broncos, as well as the award. On another hand, Alshon Jeffery of the Chicago Bears hauled in ten passes for 210 yards and a touchdown.
Regardless, the award is Jackson’s for the week.