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EAGLES NOTES FROM PLAYOFF LOSS TO SEATTLE

OFFENSIVE NOTES


Eagles quarterback Josh McCown was the oldest player at 40 years of age to make his NFL playoff debut. Photo by Andy Lewis

Jake Elliott finished with a postseason career-high-tying 3 FGs (also 1/13/18 vs. Atlanta; 2/4/18 at New England), connecting from 46, 26 and 38 yards in the game.Elliott is now 11-of-11 (100.0%) in playoff FG attempts. His 11 postseasons FGs are the 2nd-most FGs without a miss in NFL history (Chris Boswell, 15-of-15).Elliott’s game-tying, 46-yard FG in the second quarter is tied for the 2nd-longest FG of his playoff career (also 46 yards in Super Bowl LII on 2/4/18 at New England), trailing only his 53-yarder in the 2017 NFC Championship Game on 1/13/18 vs. Atlanta.


Josh McCown completed 18-of-24 (75.0%) attempts for 174 yards and a 94.8 passer rating. The 40-year-old McCown is the oldest player in NFL history to make his postseason debut.The previous oldest player was Giants K Ben Agajanian at age 37 in the 1956 NFL Championship on 12/30/56 vs. Chicago. The previous oldest quarterback was Raiders QB Vince Evans at age 35 in the 1990 AFC Championship Game on 1/20/91 at Buffalo.



Eagles running back Miles Sanders led the Birds with 77 yards from scrimmage. Photo by Andy Lewis

Miles Sanders paced the Eagles offense with 77 scrimmage yards (69 rushing, 8 receiving).Sanders’ 77 scrimmage yards are the 6th-most by a rookie in franchise postseason history, behind Jeremy Maclin (146 on 1/9/10 at Dallas), Keith Jackson (142, 12/31/88 at Chicago), Corey Clement (108 in Super Bowl LII on 2/4/18 at New England) and DeSean Jackson (92 on 1/18/09 at Arizona; 81 on 1/11/09 at N.Y. Giants).Sanders’ 69 rushing yards are the most ever in Eagles rookie playoff history.


Dallas Goedert led the Eagles’ passing attack with postseason career highs in receptions (7) and receiving yards (73). Goedert is just the fourth TE in Eagles history to record 7+ receptions and 70+ receiving yards in a playoff game, joining Brent Celek (10-83 in the 2008 NFC Championship Game on 1/18/09 at Arizona), Zach Ertz (8-93 in the 2017 NFC Championship Game on 1/21/18 vs. Minnesota) and Keith Jackson (7-142 on 12/31/88 at Chicago).


Zach Ertz posted 44 yards on 2 receptions, including a 32-yard catch on the opening drive of the third quarter (Eagles’ longest play from scrimmage in the game). The 32-yarder was Ertz’s longest playoff catch since his 36-yard reception in the 2017 NFC Championship Game on 1/21/18 vs. Minnesota).


DEFENSIVE NOTES

Vinny Curry blocked a 35-yard FG attempt by Seahawks K Jason Myers in the first quarter, marking the Eagles’ first blocked FG in the postseason since Treyvon Hester on 1/6/19 at Chicago (Bears K Cody Parkey) and first overall since Malcolm Jenkins on 9/22/19 vs. Detroit (Lions K Matt Prater).


Additionally, it was the first time a FG was blocked inside the red zone in a postseason game since a 27-yard attempt by Vikings K Morten Andersen on 1/9/05 at Green Bay (blocked by Packers LB Hannibal Navies).



Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins led the Birds with a sack and nine tackles overall. Photo by Andy Lewis.

Malcolm Jenkins sacked Seahawks QB Russell Wilson for a 7-yard loss on third-and-8 in the fourth quarter. The takedown marked Jenkins’ 2nd career sack in the postseason (also sacked 49ers QB Alex Smith on 1/14/12 at San Francisco with New Orleans).


Fletcher Cox recorded the first forced fumble of his postseason career against Seahawks RB Travis Homer on Seattle’s opening drive, which resulted in a three-and-out.


Notes courtesy of Eagles Media Relations Department


Formatted by Al Thompson

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