December 27, 2023   3 MIN READ


ITB: Different Looking Eagles Offense in Win


The Philadelphia Eagles mixed up the playbook on both sides of the ball to end their three-game losing streak.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher provided intel from the 33-25 victory over the New York Giants. 

Eagles Run Game

The Philadelphia Eagles were able to establish an effective run game in the 33-25 win over the New York Giants

Multi Tight End Sets

Geoff Mosher: “This might be game specific, but the Eagles were in and out of 12 and 13 personnel a whole lot more than they have been. When you are facing a heavy blitz team, you may want to have a little extra protection up front and it enables you to get the ball out a little quicker.”

Adam Caplan: “Jack Stoll had 52% of the snaps, so they played a ton of 12. They might have played (Grant) Calcaterra and Stoll together because (Dallas) Goedert came off the field a little bit. Quez Watkins only played one snap on offense.”

Run Game

Mosher: “[They had] more pistol formations. When you run the pistol, you have the running back behind the quarterback so there is no tell. It gives the running back gaps that he can choose to run in. What the Eagles also did was pull, guards and tackles moving to give the running back a nice, big blocker.” 

Run Defense

Mosher: “I am going to draw a direct correlation with their lack of front four pressure. Run defense in the last few weeks is not what it was in the first five weeks. The Eagles were the number one rush defense through almost October because they were so hard to run on in first and second down. That’s why the pass rush was good because second-and-eight and third-and-nine are a pin your ears back type of moments… They have to get back to being a much stronger run defensive team to enable that pass rush to come through.”

Caplan: “Jordan Davis’ snaps are down a little bit. On (Saquon) Barkley’s touchdown run, it looked like they did not have their full goal line defense in. It is surprising that the run defense is not as good.”

Brtiain Covey

Caplan: “He is number one in punt return yardage. His punt return average is 14.6 which is second highest. We were told by someone in scouting those 10 or more yards is great. Covey is special and so aggressive.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for

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