By Mike Bennett
Acronyms have taken over sports.
But no acronym has more meaning and relevance to the Eagles than:
Yards After Catch
The Eagles’ A.J. Brown, however, generates much of his YAC on leisurely jogs into the end zone after torching a defender on a deep catch.
Brown produced 152 yards after catch on passes that traveled 20 yards through the air to reach him, the highest figure in the league.
Not all of the Eagles’ yards after catch come on glorified victory laps, however.
As the Giants learned their 38-7 loss to the Eagles on Saturday, Philadelphia Coach Nick Sirianni likes to scatter his receivers near the sideline so Jalen Hurts can fling quick screens immediately after the snap.
By the time defenders sift through all the blocking and braiding, tight end Dallas Goedert (7.6 YAC per reception) or receiver DeVonta Smith (5.2) might already be in the end zone.