Good News: Eagles draw Clete Blakeman-led officiating crew for Divisional Round matchup against New York Giants
The Eagles have the power of the zebras on their side for Saturday’s divisional-round matchup against the No. 6 seed New York Giants.
Clete Blakeman will be the head official for the Giants vs Eagles on Saturday. Why does that matter? Well, the Philadelphia Eagles are a clean 13-1 in games that Clete Blakeman officiates.
The Eagles are 13-1 in Clete Blakeman Games
So what was the game that the Eagles lost with Clete Blakeman at the helm? That would be the “No Clear Recovery Game” against the Dallas Cowboys.
Eagles “No Clear Recovery Game” vs Dallas Cowboys: Pain
Officiating is anything BUT reliable in the NFL and even more so when things get tense in the playoffs. However, if you’re looking for a slight edge (not that the Eagles need it), then having Clete Blakeman at the helm on Saturday night should work in Philly’s favor.
Blakeman has officiated two Eagles games this season, which were both blowout wins. The first one was AJ Brown’s 3 TD game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the second one was the 48-22 massacre against the Giants back in December.
The quest for the Lombardi Trophy is officially on, as the Birds got a much-needed week of rest to rehab some of their star players. Lane Johnson and Josh Sweat will officially return to the field this Saturday, while Jalen Hurts should be 100% by the time the day comes.