The Eagles lost out during the NFL Honors ceremony. But throughout the season the Eagles were dominant against the NFL award winners.

3-0 vs. COY Brian Daboll

Brian Daboll won Coach of the Year for his outstanding 9-7-1 season with the New York Giants. Throughout the 2022 season the Eagles welcomed in the Giants three times throughout their schedule, winning every single time.

In their first meeting Miles Sanders and Jalen Hurts ran up and down the field with ease. Rushing for over 200 yards and four touchdowns, Daboll couldn’t adjust to the Eagles dominant run game.

In the last week of the regular season we saw the Eagles playing for home field advantage against the Giants second-string players. Jalen Hurts was just coming back from his shoulder injury but was thrusted into action to secure home field advantage. With that being said Philadelphia did struggle to move the ball efficiently this game. The Eagles lone touchdown was from ‘The Giant Killer” Boston Scott in the first quarter. Late in the fourth the Giants backups mounted a comeback attempt which ended up just shy of victory. I’ll give Daboll respect for this outing.

And in the Divisional Round of the playoffs these teams were matched up for the rare third meeting of the season after New York upset the Vikings in the Wild Card Round. Many analysts thought the Giants were red-hot and could make a deep run into the playoffs, whereas the Eagles were struggling with an injured quarterback. All of that was put aside that Saturday night when the Eagles dominated the COY’s team all night long. The Eagles offense could not be stopped and Daboll had no answers for either side of the ball. It looked like the Giants gave up after half time.

Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni was not nominated for the AP COY but was FOX’s COY. The Eagles and Sirianni were 3-0 against the award winner this year.

Eagles Defense vs OPOY Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson dominated opposing defensive backs all year long. The young star put up 1,800+ receiving yards and eight touchdowns this year earning him the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.

But, those stats were not acquired during his time in Philadelphia. In week 2 Eagles cornerback Darius Slay was matched up with Jefferson for most of the night and showed the country why we call him ‘Big Play Slay’. Slay and company held the NFL’s OPOY to just six catches on 12 targets with only 48 yards. For reference Jefferson basically had three 200 yard receiving games this year.

Slay was one of the biggest stories of the night as he locked down Jefferson while raking up two interceptions along the way. This game reminded everyone of how good Darius Slay is. After that night everyone put Slay on everyones Defensive Player of the Year watch list.

Jefferson’s Stats against the Eagles Defense:

6 Receptions, 12 Targets

48 Receiving Yards, 8.0 Average

0 Touchdowns/Griddys

Eagles Offense vs. DPOY Nick Bosa

San Fransisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa was a wrecking ball this season. Throughout the year he conjured up 18.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

The 49ers and Eagles were matched up in the NFC Championship game and more importantly so were Bosa and Lane Johnson. Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson has been nursing a groin injury during the post season and has stated that he re-tore his groin in the Divisional Round. This was scary news for Eagles fans as Bosa can takeover games with his pass rushing ability.

But, Bosa did not have much of an impact in the championship game. In fact he was seen on the ground a few times thanks to the Eagles offensive line. Furthermore, Bosa was on the record of downplaying Eagles left tackle Jordan Mailata “He is just big”. Mailata took that personally and pancaked the DPOY.

Nick Bosa’s Stats against the Eagles offensive line:

4 tackles

0 sacks

0 Super Bowl Appearances

Eagles Defense vs. MVP Patrick Mahomes

In two days time the Eagles take on the NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. MVP’s have a terrible track record in the big game as they are 0-9 in their appearances. We will see how the NFC’s top team defends the MVP on Super Bowl Sunday. But, if this track record has anything to say about it we are in for a good day.


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