The Eagles’ special teams unit and quarterback get the last laugh.
The Eagles’ special teams unit has been criticized often. How fitting would it be for them to put the finishing touches on the finest season in franchise history?
We’ve mentioned sacks, interceptions, and turnover-free football. Guess what we haven’t mentioned… Michael Clay’s guys.
Jake Elliott will contribute 27 points, an average of nine points per contest, in what we hope is a three-game run.
Here’s what we’re thinking. You’re allowed to disagree. We have the OVER/UNDER for total points by this Eagles team at 81 during the postseason. That’s obviously 27 points per game which we calculate as being three touchdowns and two field goals per contest.
That’s nine points per game added by Philly’s field goal kicker, Jake Elliott, who, as you know, has shown that he can come up big when needed.
Britain Covey scores on a punt return somewhere along the line.
Britain Covey and all of the supporters that he brought with him to the City of Brotherly Love learned a very valuable lesson, and they learned it quickly. Returning punts in the NFL is a much more difficult task than doing so in the Pac-12.
It was truly a hard ask to watch the rookie get beaten up every week. Still, if he can house one at some point during the postseason, that would provide a lift of enormous proportions and prove the Eagles’ decision to hang on to him and put him on the field was a worthwhile investment to their special teams.
Guess what? We believe he gets it done.
Bonus: What if the Eagles beat the Cowboys and Giants during the playoffs?
We mentioned how great moments become great stories earlier. How’s this for a storybook ending?
What if the Eagles beat the New York Giants AND Cowboys during the NFC Playoffs on their way to Super Bowl LVII? We don’t think that it would happen because Dallas will screw this up, but what if? That and a win in Glendale, Arizona would be the perfect conclusion to a fantastic story, one we could read time and time again.