10 amazing postseason stats from Eagles history

How do I spend my free time at this time of year? Browse the Eagles’ postseason record, of course.

With the Eagles ready to begin play in the 2022 postseason against the Giants on Saturday night, I rounded up 10 of my favorite postseason stats from the Eagles’ distant and recent history.

Maybe if we do this again next year, we’ll be able to upload stats for AJ Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Jalen Hurts.

1. The Eagles played 23 postseason games in Philadelphia and never allowed a rushing touchdown longer than 10 yards. The longest postseason TD rush ever against the Eagles in a home game was a 10-yard catch by Warrick Dunn of the Falcons in the 2004 NFC Championship Game. Daunte Culpepper and Greg Bell had seven yards.

2. Despite his historic performance in 2017, Nick Foles does not have the best postseason passing performance in Eagles history. That distinction belongs to Rodney Peete, whose passer rating of 143.3 in the Eagles’ 58-37 victory over the Lions in 1995 is the highest in franchise history. That day Pete completed 17 of 25 passes for 270 yards with touchdowns by Ricky Waters, Fred Barnett and Rob Carpenter. In the 26 years since that Vet game, only eight NFL QBs have earned a higher postseason passer rating (Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Josh Allen, Matt Stafford). Foles’ 141.4 mark in the 2017 NFC Championship Game against the Vikings is the second-highest mark in Eagles history. Peete played 16 years and started 87 more games, but this is the only time in his career that he got three batters and didn’t have any INTs.

3. The only Eagles running back in the last 40 games to have at least 22 rushing attempts in a playoff game is Chris Warren, who played just three games for the Eagles. The Eagles claimed Warren on waivers on December 7, 2000, the day after he was released by the Cowboys. Playing in the 2000 regular season finale against the Bengals, Warren rushed 14 times for 42 yards and an average of 2.8 catches. But in the wild card game against Bucks, Andy Reed let Warren lose, and the 32-year-old veteran ran 22 times for 85 yards in the Eagles’ 21-3 win at the Vet. A week later he was 6-for-11 in a loss to the Cowboys, never to play again. The only other players in franchise history with 22 carries in a playoff game are Steve Van Buren and Wilbert Montgomery.

4. In the Eagles’ 23 home playoff games, they’ve only allowed 27 or more points once – and that was a 58-37 win over the Lions in 1995 where they went 51-7 at one point. They have held 15 of 23 home opponents to 17 points or fewer and 19 of 23 to 21 or less. The Eagles are 15-8 in playoff games at home and 12-3 when they allow fewer than 20 points.

5. The last Eagle with two interceptions in a playoff game is Damon Moore, who took down Tampa’s Brad Johnson twice in the 2001 wild card game. The last Eagle with two sacks in a postseason game is Darwin Walker, who knocked down Drew Brees twice in the 2006 conference semifinals. The only Eagle The one who has a sack and interception in a playoff game is Rashard Cook, who sacked Jim Miller and intercepted Shane Matthews in the Eagles’ 2001 Conference Semifinal over the Bears (who had drafted Cook two years earlier).

6. Only three teams in the last 50 years have recorded six interceptions in a playoff game, and the 1995 Eagles were one of them. They beat Scott Mitchell four times and Don Majkowski twice in a 58-37 victory over the Lions. Six different Eagles had smarts that day: Barry Welburn, Kurt Govea, Mike Zordich, Greg Jackson, Mark McMillian and William Thomas. The only other teams with six different players receiving a pass in a playoff game were the 1940 Bears v. Washington and the 1955 Browns v. Rams.

7. No one on the Eagles’ 53-man roster has ever had a playoff tackle, but someone on their practice squad has. Anthony Harris picked Brees in the Vikings’ 26-20 win over the Saints at the Superdome in 2019. The Eagles’ final post-season interception was also in the Superdome off Brees – Cre’Von LeBlanc on the first play of the Eagles’ 2018 loss to the Saints.

8. The Eagles have lost their last four playoff games as favorites. They were a 3-point favorite over the Cards in the 2008 NFC Championship Game (but lost 32-25), a 2-point favorite over the Packers in the 2010 Wild Card Game (but lost 21-16), and a 3-point favorite against the Saints in the 2013 Wild Card Game ( But they lost 26-24) and the favorites by 1 point against the Seahawks at home in the 2019 Wild Card Round (and lost 17-9). The last postseason game the Eagles won as a favorite was a 26-14 victory over the Vikings in 2008. They went 7-0 all-time favorites and were 6.0 points or more favorites.

9. Jake Elliott is 11-for-11 in postseason field goal attempts, which is the fourth most attempts in NFL playoff history without a miss. Robbie Gould is 25-for-25 in the 49ers game against the Sunday Cowboys, Chris Boswell of the Steelers is 16-for-16 and Evan McPherson of the Bengals is 15-for-15 heading into their game against the Bills Sunday. So, three of the most accurate postseason players in NFL history will be in the running this weekend. The only other player in Eagles history to attempt at least one postseason field goal and never miss it was Bobby Walston, who was 1-for-1 with 15 yards against the Packers in the 1960 NFL Championship Game at Franklin Field.

10. There are 37 players in Eagles history who have made at least eight playoff appearances. All 37 have played with Andy Reid.

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