Here is a look at some of the best and worst in Sunday's Eagles-Dolphins game that deserve special mention and our award: the Inky.
Inky for player of the game. Trent Cole roared back to life Sunday, notching three sacks for his first multi-sack game of the year. He added three hits on the quarterback and two tackles for a loss along with seven solo tackles. He had been quiet for a few weeks, but Cole provided a reminder of how important he is to the Eagles defense.
Inky for most surprising stat line. When LeSean McCoy gets the ball 27 times, it usually means that Andy Reid is feeding him because the run is working and that Shady will break off a long one. Instead, McCoy was held to just 38 yards, a 1.4 yard-per-carry average. His longest carry went for just 11 yards. McCoy had chances this week, but after the game gave credit to the Dolphins defense for playing him tough.
Inky for quote of the game. Asante Samuel showed a rare physical side when he punched the ball free from Davone Bess in the second quarter and recovered the fumble himself. "They might be steroid testing when I go back," he jokingly said later.
Inky for best bounce-back game. Nate Allen has had two nightmarish weeks, but he made a couple of nice plays Sunday, helping break up two potential touchdowns. Once, he came over from his safety spot to help stop a deep throw, and later he defended Brandon Marshall in the end zone, preventing a score on a play that had resulted in a touchdown earlier. Now the key is consistency.
Inky for best bounce-back, mid-game edition. Chas Henry started off about as bad as a punter can, getting his first kick blocked to set up a Miami touchdown. But he rebounded to average 46.6 yards on nine punts, both career highs. He put four punts inside Miami's 20, helping the defense on a day when the offense didn't generate much yardage.
Inky for worst understudy. Safety Tom Nelson, signed to replace the injured Colt Anderson, showed he's got a way to go to replace the special-teams ace. The Eagles had a chance to down a well-placed Henry punt inside the Miami five, but Nelson couldn't keep the ball out of the end zone and collided with teammate Curtis Marsh, preventing him from making the play, either. The Dolphins got a touchback. There are only so many times you can strike gold with little-known free agents.