Eagles rookie bulletin from the Giants playoff game

The Eagles crushed the Giants, heading to the NFC Championship Game with a 38-7 victory in the Divisional Round. The playoff win was a complete team effort, and the Eagles needed key rookie contributions to get the job done.

Reed Blankenship: A

Reed Blankenship screwed up the mess in his first career playoff game. The former UDFA played like his hair was on fire against the Giants, stealing and tackling all game. The Giants seemed determined to try to expose the rookie in coverage, targeting him a few times in their first practice. While things seemed to be going the Giants way in the first practice of this game, Blankenship quickly turned things around. He played great run defense and was aggressive in coverage as well.

His solid play was huge on defense as it allowed Jonathan Gannon to keep him on the field and move CJ Gardner-Johnson into the slot in the absence of Avonte Maddox. Hopefully Blankenship can maintain that level of play next week.

Jordan Davis: B

Jordan Davis looked really solid against the Giants, playing a key role in stalling their offense long enough for the Eagles to take a big lead. Davis anchored the run defense and continued to eat up space. It was good to see Davis participate in tackles too.

The rest

Britain Covey continues to be the king of good catches, but at least he didn’t drop the ball. Nakobe Dean looked great on special teams as all kick/punt coverage teams were great. Josh Jobe too! And he has a big hit in garbage time. Grant Calcaterra didn’t see much action.

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