Aug 28, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Matt Barkley (2) celebrates his 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter with Philadelphia Eagles guard Josh Andrews (68), tackle Kevin Graf (77) and tackle Dennis Kelly (67) against the New York Jets to at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets, 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Kelly – OL – Philadelphia Eagles
It was an interesting day for the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line as they finished the game with four backups in five spots. That occurred after a dirty play by Washington Redskins Chris Baker that left Eagles quarterback Nick Foles laid out and right guard Jason Peters stepped up to protect his quarterback.
"“Someone asked me on a radio show, if there was one guy on the 53-man roster that I wouldn’t want to be in an alley brawl [with], I said it would be Jason Peters,” said Dennis Kelly. “Just because once he gets going… I was trying to pull him off because I saw when it got really bad and I had a hard time trying to get him out of there. So I’m sure Nick’s pretty glad that he has JP on his side.”"
Kelly and the rest of the line had a hard time getting the running game going – 25 total carries for 54 yards – but they didn’t allow a sack and gave Foles enough time to throw for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
We are giving Kelly the Boiler Up Award this week for his great play against the Redskins. Starting in only his second game of the season and being lined up with four other backups, Kelly has made the most of his playing time and has kept his quarterback from getting hit, for the most part.
The Eagles moved to 3-0 on the season and will take on the San Francisco 49ers on the road next week.