January 30, 2023

Eagles-Giants surprise count analysis: New WR3 for playoffs?

The official snapshot is calculated from Philadelphia EaglesDivisional Playoff Round win over New York Giants in. Let’s take a look and do some analysis.

  • Dallas Goedert tied DeVonta Smith for the lead in skill players in snap count percentage. Goedert caught all five of his targets (very effective, as usual) for 58 yards and a touchdown while DeVonta caught six of 10 for 61 yards and a touchdown.
  • Impressively, Lin Johnson was able to play the entire game before being rested for three garbage-time runs. Dude hard like heck.
  • Landon Dickerson missed a couple settling down sometime after she got engaged. Andre Dillard briefly replaced him at left guard before Dickerson was able to return.
  • AJ Brown ranked second in goals only behind DeVonta…but he only had three catches for 22 yards. He would have been relegated had Jalen Hurts not knocked him down in the end zone. Brown looked frustrated that he banged on this play but the buzz is he’ll be fine.
  • Jack Stoll played his highest early count since Week 15. Just over 12 people in this game.
  • Kenneth Ginwell pitched his third highest of the season. It was a career night for him as he had 12 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. An unexpected but welcome development.
  • Zach Pascal played his eighth-highest early count of the season. This was the first match in which he got the better of Quiz Watkins. Was this match-related decision or did it speak to the coaching staff who had lost faith in the Quiz after some late-season struggles? Maybe a combination of the two? We’ll see if Pascal continues being a WR3.
  • For the first time since week one, Quez didn’t even see a goal. Meanwhile, Pascal saw one that resulted in a four-yard catch.
  • You knew the Eagles would lead Boston Scotts to a touchdown against the Giants.
  • Cam Jurgens and Jack Driscoll watched a few trash time shots. Jurgens’ rifle shot was a bit loud (but well handled) on landing by Gainwell.
  • Gardner Minshew was unable to attempt a pass but scored his first career playoff hit. Great to be able to attract a starter in a playoff game.

  • This was a relatively lighter workload for the defence. On the contrary, the San Francisco 49ersDefensive baserunners had to play up to 61 snaps on Sunday night.
  • How about a rookie free agent from Middle Tennessee leading the Eagles defense in picks played in a playoff game?
  • This is only the second time this season that Marcus Epps has not played the entire match. He only missed 10 snaps for the regular season. It’s nice to be able to get him a little bit of a break near the end of this.
  • Hasson Riddick was a beast. He tied for the team leader in tackles with five additions to post 1.5 sacks, one TFL, and three quarterback hits. All this in just 36 frames. effective.
  • Josh Sweat also posted 1.5 sacks.
  • Jordan Davis played more snaps than Linval Joseph for the first time since the latter joined the Philly roster. interesting.
  • Robert Quinn made the tackle but was still looking for his first Eagles sack.
  • Brandon Graham only played 12 snaps but had 1 sack and 1 TFL.
  • K’Von Wallace was effective in limited playing time with three total tackles, one pass defensed and one quarterback hit. It just got better as the season went on.
  • Josh Jobe hit Richie James late in the game. Nice little moment for UDFA CB, who has only seen 12 defensive snaps in the regular season.

  • Jake Elliott scored eight points by going 5/5 with extra points and making his only field goal attempt, 30 yards.
  • Brett Kern bounced back in this game with a 53-yard touchdown and all three of his shots fell inside the 20-yard line.
  • Britain Kofi did not return any balls. It’s not the worst thing to see a fair catch machine.

Inactive: Avonte Maddox, Ian Book, Trey Sermon, Josh Sales, Kieron Johnson, Anthony Harris

  • Maddox was seen without walking shoes on Saturday night. Perhaps he will be able to return for NFC Championship Game? If not, he should return if the Eagles make a move power.
  • The Eagles only temporarily promoted Harris to keep him inactive, apparently so he could check out the game. Doing a solid job for a veteran’s safety.