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Only 1 former Eagles player advances to the Conference Championship weekend

The pool of former Eagles in the playoffs dropped significantly from Wild Card weekend to the divisional round, and there are even fewer Philly alumni heading into the NFC and AFC Championship games.

The Giants had two former Eagles on their roster in their game against Philly on Saturday night, and while OG Jack Anderson was inactive, WR Marcus Johnson had just one catch for 17 yards. We all know how that match went, so those two won’t be in the mix next weekend.

Here’s how the rest of the former Eagles fared in the divisional round:


Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson had a good showing in the second playoff game of the year, but even with an injured Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid’s squad was too much to take. Pederson has still done incredible things in Jacksonville, especially in just one year — one year after they were the worst team in the NFL. He probably won’t win Coach of the Year, but he certainly deserves a lot of credit for what he’s building there.

To the Chiefs, long snapper James Winchester – who was very short-lived with the Eagles in 2013 – made his 16th career postseason appearance. Along with Travis Kelce, the pair set a new team record for most playoff games.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Buffalo Bills

The Bengals were clearly the better team on Sunday in the snow in Buffalo. While there are no active former Eagles moving on from this matchup, there were a couple who suited up for the Bills.

Offensive lineman Ryan Bates took 100 percent of the offensive snaps in the divisional round game and safety Jordan Poyer made six total tackles before being sidelined with a head injury after colliding with a teammate. Defensive back Jared Mayden was again a healthy scratch.

Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers

Eagles legend Jason Peters suffered a hip injury during the Cowboys’ Wild Card weekend win over the Buccaneers and did not practice all week. Ultimately, Peters was inactive for their loss to the 49ers — a loss that happened to be on his 41st birthday.

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