While overall, Eagles TE Brent Celek has blocked more this year on passing plays, that hasn't always been the case when you look at specific games. For example, last week against the Jets, he stayed in to block on just three of 25 passing plays.
In the first game against the Cowboys, Celek stayed in to block only four times on 35 pass plays.
In the first five games of the season, Celek blocked 30 percent of the time and went out into pass routes 70 percent of the time. In the last nine, it's a 21 percent/79 percent split. So yes, Celek has been blocking less in the past nine games.
In the first six games, his catch rate was awful - 13 catches on 30 targets, 43.3 percent.
Somehow, Celek has worked his way all the way up to 66 percent. In the last eight games, that number is 78.8 percent (41 catches on 52 targets).
Looking ahead to Saturday's matchup with the Cowboys, Celek should once again have opportunities to do damage. In the first game against Dallas, he led the team in targets (9), catches (7) and receiving yards (93).
Celek is 4for4's 8th-ranked TE in Week 16. He should have a nice game against the Cowboys.