Inside the Birds: Hat tip, Schwartz and Pederson
The Eagles might have been slightly better than the Giants going into Sunday's season finale.
But after losing Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Brooks and hot-shot rookie running back Miles Sanders early in the game, you could make an argument that the playing field was level. And don't forget that Jalen Mills missed the game with an injury, too.
So how did Doug Pederson and Jim Schwartz manage to overcome these major losses to win 34-17 and clinch another NFC East title?
In the latest Inside the Birds, Eagles Insiders Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher delivered the insight from league personnel sources who graded the tape and explained how the Eagles' coaching staff compensated for injuries with schematic adjustments, intricate personnel formations and play calling that put players in position to succeed. Caplan and Mosher also gave injury updates and briefly looked ahead to Sunday's wild-card playoff home game against the Seahawks.
It's all right here: