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Philadelphia Eagles kicker denies cheating accusations: It's completely legal

Jake Elliott, the Philadelphia Eagles kicker, has denied accusations of cheating on field goals and extra points during his team's Week 14 game over the New York Giants, which they won 48-22 victory at MetLife Stadium.

Game officials reportedly noted that holder Arryn Siposs allegedly used an object in his bid to lift the ball slightly off the ground, something that is against the rules.

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"We've always used something that's within the rules," Elliott said.

"It's just literally to mark the spot. It's part of the playing surface, like a piece of grass or something like that.

"When we talked to [the league], we explained what we're doing, and they saw what we were doing.

"Probably 30 teams do it around the league. It's just a point of emphasis, and someone makes it bigger than it is. Everything we've done has been completely legal."

Jake Elliott's individual award

Elliott received the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week award after making five field goals against the Giants that day, but he made clear that his team's objectives are more important that individual accolades.

"Those awards are what they are, and it depends on what everyone else does around the league, so I don't take that too seriously," he continued.

"It'll be one of those things after my career is over, and I'll look back and say that it was a pretty cool accomplishment.

"It was fun to finally get out there and have a bunch of opportunities to knock the ball through and have some confidence going into the postseason."

A Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants rematch

The focus is on Elliott and his field goals against the Giants because these two teams will meet again this weekend in the NFL playoffs.

That'll take place at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday night, in the NFC Divisional Round.

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