3 positive takeaways from the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 15 win

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Dallas Goedert continues to impress.

Would you believe that in his four-year NFL career, Dallas Goedert has only surpassed 100 yards in a single game on three separate occasions, once in 2020 and now twice in 2021?

I know, crazy, right? Goedert has felt like the NFL’s next great tight end for years now, and yet, that’s always been more hypothetical than in actuality, as he’s been tasked with sharing snaps with Zach Ertz in a Doug Pederson offense that certainly did like to target the middle of the field from the 12 personnel grouping but didn’t ride the 2018 second-round pick too hard.

Since Ertz has flown the coup, however, Goedert has shined out like few could have expected, especially since coming off the COVID list.

In Week 15, Goedert caught seven of the nine balls thrown his way for 135 yards. He was involved early and late in the game and overcame a bizarre off-the-foot interception to turn in key conversions for the team down the stretch. In the run game, Goedert helped out too, playing a supplementary role for Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, and company as they led the way to the team’s fifth 200-plus rushing game in their last seven contests.

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While some initially questioned if Goedert’s big Week 13 showing was a byproduct of a shift at quarterback, as Gardner Minshew is a known check-down artist who targeted his TE1 more than any other player, that idea was firmly thrown out the window, as Hurts targeted him three more times and connected on one more ball.

Needless to say, if the Philadelphia Eagles are going to make a run and really do some damage over the next month-plus, Dallas Goedert has to be a huge part of the team’s plans.