Eagles-Giants snapshot account analysis: A new WR3 for the playoffs?

The official account counts from the Philadelphia Eagles’ playoff win over the New York Giants. Let’s take a look and run through some analysis.

  • Dallas Goedert tied DeVonta Smith to lead the talent players in snap count percentage. Goedert caught his five targets (extremely effective, as usual) for 58 yards and a touchdown while DeVonta caught six of his 10 for 61 yards and a touchdown.
  • Pretty impressive that Lane Johnson was able to play the entire game before resting for three pointless snaps. Dude is tough as hell.
  • Landon Dickerson missed a few shots at one point after getting hit. Andre Dillard briefly replaced him at left guard before Dickerson could return.
  • AJ Brown ranked second in targets only behind DeVonta … but had just three catches for 22 yards. He would have had a touchdown if Jalen Hurts hadn’t knocked him down in the end zone. Brown seemed frustrated at getting screwed over in this play, but the buzz is that he’s going to pull through.
  • Jack Stoll played his highest snap count percentage since Week 15. Just over 12 in that game.
  • Kenneth Gainwell played his third-highest snap percentage this season. It was a career night for him with 12 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. An unexpected but welcome development.
  • Zach Pascal played his eighth-highest snap count percentage this season. It was the first match where he beat Quez Watkins. Was this decision game-related or was the coaching staff losing faith in Quez after some late-season struggles? Maybe a mix of the two? We’ll see if Pascal continues to be WR3.
  • For the first time since Week 1, Quez didn’t even see a target. Pascal, meanwhile, saw one that resulted in a four-yard catch.
  • You knew the Eagles were going to give Boston Scott a touchdown against the Giants.
  • Cam Jurgens and Jack Driscoll saw a few useless shots. Jurgens’ shotgun slap was a bit high (but well managed) on the touchdown by Gainwell.
  • Gardner Minshew couldn’t attempt a pass, but he recorded the first playoff snaps of his career. Cool to be able to pull his starters in a playoff game.

  • It was a relatively light workload for the defense. In contrast, the defensive starters of the San Francisco 49ers had to play up to 61 snaps on Sunday night.
  • How about an undrafted rookie free agent from Middle Tennessee leading the Eagles defense in snaps played in a playoff game?
  • It’s only the second time this season that Marcus Epps hasn’t played the entire game. He only missed 10 regular season snaps. Glad to be able to give him some rest towards the end of this one.
  • Haason Reddick was a beast. He tied for the team lead in tackles with five in addition to posting 1.5 sacks, one TFL and three quarterback hits. All this on just 36 shots. Efficient.
  • Josh Sweat also posted 1.5 sacks.
  • Jordan Davis has played more snaps than Linval Joseph for the first time since the latter joined the Philly roster. Interesting.
  • Robert Quinn registered a tackle but is still looking for his first Eagles sack.
  • Brandon Graham only played 12 snaps but had a sack and a TFL.
  • K’Von Wallace was effective in limited playing time with three total tackles, one pass defended and one quarterback hit. He has improved over the season.
  • Josh Jobe put a huge blow on Richie James late in the game. Nice little moment for UDFA CB, which only saw 12 defensive snaps in the regular season.

  • Jake Elliott scored eight points while going 5/5 on extra points and making his only field goal attempt, a 30-yarder.
  • Brett Kern rebounded in that game with a long 53 and his three punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
  • Britain Covey did not return a punt. It’s not the worst thing to see him being a good capturing machine.

IDLE: Avonte Maddox, Ian Book, Trey Sermon, Josh Sills, Kyron Johnson, Anthony Harris

  • Maddox was seen without a walking boot on Saturday night. Maybe he can come back for the NFC Championship Game? Otherwise, he should be back if the Eagles qualify for the Super Bowl.
  • The Eagles temporarily elevated Harris only to keep him inactive, ostensibly so he could get a game check. Make a solid for veteran safety.

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