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

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

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

one. The Eagles have played 23 postseason games in Philadelphia and have never allowed a rushing touchdown of more than 10 yards. The longest rushing touchdown of the postseason against the Eagles in a home game was a 10-yard pass from the Falcons’ Warrick Dunn in the 2004 NFC Championship Game. Daunte Culpepper and Greg Bell had seven-yard throws.

2. Despite his landmark performance in 2017, Nick Foles doesn’t possess the best postseason passing performance in Eagles history. That distinction belongs to Rodney Peete, whose 143.3 passer rating in the Eagles’ 58-37 win over the Lions in 1995 is the highest in franchise history. Peete that day completed 17 of 25 passes for 270 yards with touchdowns to Ricky Watters, Fred Barnett and Rob Carpenter. In the 26 years since that game at the Vet, only eight NFL quarterbacks have had a higher postseason passer rating (Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Russell Wilson, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan, Josh Allen and Matt Stafford). Foles’ 141.4 mark in the 2017 NFC Championship Game against the Vikings is the second-highest in Eagles history. Peete played 16 years and started another 87 games, but that’s the only time in his career that he had three TDs and no INTs.

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

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

5. The last Eagle with two interceptions in a playoff game is Damon Moore, who twice knocked out Tampa’s Brad Johnson in the 2001 wild card game. The last Eagle with two sacks in a postseason game is Darwin Walker, who sacked Drew Brees twice in the 2006 conference semifinal. The only Eagle with a sack and an interception in a playoff game is Rashard Cook, who sacked Jim Miller and intercepted Shane Matthews in the Eagles’ semifinal win at the 2001 conference on 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 are one of them. They outplayed Scott Mitchell four times and Don Majkowski twice in a 58-37 win over the Lions. Six different Eagles had an INT that day: Barry Wilburn, Kurt Gouveia, Mike Zordich, Greg Jackson, Mark McMillian and William Thomas. The only other teams to have six different players intercept a pass in a playoff game were the 1940 Bears vs. Washington and the 1955 vs. Browns. the rams

7. No one on the Eagles’ 53-man roster has ever had an interception in a playoff game, but someone on their practice squad has. Brees was picked off by Anthony Harris in the Vikings’ 26-20 win over the Saints in the Superdome in 2019. The Eagles’ last postseason interception also came in the Superdome against Brees: Cre’Von LeBlanc on the first play of the Eagles’ 2018 loss to the Saints

8. The Eagles have lost the last four playoff games as favorites. They were 3 ½ point favorites over the Cardinals in the 2008 NFC Championship Game (but lost 32-25), 2 ½ point favorites over the Packers in a 2010 wild card game (but lost 21-16), 3 point favorites against the Saints in their 2013 wild card game (but they lost 26-24) and 1 point favorites against the Seahawks at home in the 2019 wild card round (and they lost 17-9). The last postseason game the Eagles won as a favorite was their 26-14 win over the Vikings in 2008. They are 7-0 all-time as a 6.0 or more point favorite.

9. Jake Elliott is 11-for-11 on postseason field goal attempts, and that’s the fourth-most attempts in NFL playoff history without a miss. Robbie Gould is 25-for-25 going into the 49ers game against the Cowboys on Sunday, the Steelers’ Chris Boswell is 16-for-16 and the Bengals’ Evan McPherson is 15-for-15 going into the Bills game on Sunday. So three of the most accurate postseason kickers in NFL history will be in action this weekend. The only other kicker in Eagles history to attempt at least one postseason field goal and never miss was Bobby Walston, who went 1-for-1 with a 15-yard pass against the Packers in the NFL Championship Game in 1960 at Franklin Field.

10 There are 37 players in Eagles history who have played in at least eight playoff games. All 37 played for Andy Reid.

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