Schwartz: Ranking the Offensive Lines in the NFL Divisional Round, From 1-8

Jan 12, 2019 12:35 AM EST
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Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Philadelphia Eagles offensive line

  • Former NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz analyzes the eight remaining offensive lines in the 2019 NFL playoffs.
  • There are three distinct tiers, with the Philadelphia Eagles having the top unit.

It’s Divisional Round time, folks. The best sports weekend of the season.

Eight teams, four games and one step closer crowning a champion.

We know the old trope: “Defense wins championships.” That may have been true back in 1985, but you have to score points now.

And if you want to score points, you better have an offensive line. Well, we have some excellent offensive lines left in the playoffs. I’ll break them down for you in order.

There are three clear tiers of O-lines, and while I’m ranking them here, I don’t think there’s a ton of difference between the teams within each tier.

Let’s get to it.