Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady have come up big in a lot of playoff games over the years, and I expect that will be continuing on Sunday. Everything’s lining up for a big game, it seems.

With Chris Godwin and Antonio Brown removed from that offense, it looks safe to assume Gronkowski will get plenty of looks, both in the red zone and otherwise. And the matchup could hardly be better.

Philadelphia, as luck would have it, was the worst team in the league against tight ends in the regular season, allowing a league-high 107 completions and a league-high 14 touchdowns.

Contrast that to the Bills, Patriots and Cardinals, who are also still in play. Those are the three teams that in the regular season allowed fewer than 60 catches to tight ends, and 2-4 TDs for each of those teams. Combined, those defenses allowed 9 TDs to tight ends in the regular season – 5 fewer than the Eagles.

Below see the rundown of all tight ends who put up at least 5 points (using PPR scoring) against one of those four defenses. Eight of the top 10 were against the Eagles, and 15 of the top 25.

I would be very comfortable rolling with Gronk this week.

Player, TmOppResultNoYdsTDPPR
Dalton Schultz, DALPHIW 41-21680226.0
George Kittle, SFARIL 17-316101120.1
T.J. Hockenson, DETPHIL 6-441089018.9
Foster Moreau, LVRPHIW 33-22660118.0
Travis Kelce, KANBUFL 20-38657117.7
Dalton Schultz, DALat PHIW 51-26321217.1
O.J. Howard, TBat PHIW 28-22649116.9
Adam Trautman, NOat PHIL 29-40558116.8
Stephen Anderson, LACat PHIW 27-24439113.9
Donald Parham, LACat PHIW 27-24339112.9
Dalton Schultz, DALat NEW 35-29579012.9
Austin Hooper, CLEat NEL 7-45425112.5
Logan Thomas, WASat BUFL 21-43442112.2
Evan Engram, NYGat PHIL 10-34417111.7
Dalton Schultz, DALARIL 22-25654011.4
Rob Gronkowski, TBBUFW 33-27562011.2
Noah Fant, DENPHIL 13-30559010.9
Jared Cook, LACat PHIW 27-24448010.8
Albert Okwuegbunam, DENPHIL 13-30377010.7
Dan Arnold, JAXBUFW 9-6460010.0
Mike Gesicki, MIAat BUFL 11-2634809.8
Ryan Griffin, NYJPHIL 18-3321519.5
Tommy Tremble, CARPHIL 18-2121219.2
Dawson Knox, BUFat NEW 33-2121119.1
Chris Myarick, NYGPHIW 13-721119.1
Jimmy Graham, CHIARIL 22-331119.1
Kyle Pitts, ATLat BUFL 15-2926908.9
Antony Auclair, HOUNEL 22-2511118.1
Nick Vannett, NOBUFL 6-3111118.1
Ian Thomas, CARPHIL 18-2144008.0
Robert Tonyan, GBat ARIW 24-2134907.9
Tyler Higbee, LARARIL 20-3743607.6
Joe Fortson, KANat PHIW 42-301217.2
Blake Jarwin, DALat NEW 35-291117.1
Kyle Pitts, ATLPHIL 6-3243107.1
Mike Gesicki, MIABUFL 0-3534107.1
Cole Kmet, CHIARIL 22-3334107.1
Ricky Seals-Jones, WASat PHIL 17-2742906.9
Hayden Hurst, ATLPHIL 6-3242806.8
Evan Engram, NYGPHIW 13-733706.7
Gerald Everett, SEAARIL 13-2333706.7
John Bates, WASPHIL 16-2033506.5
Travis Kelce, KANat PHIW 42-3042306.3
Mo Alie-Cox, INDat ARIW 22-1624206.2
Parker Hesse, ATLat BUFL 15-2933106.1
Jack Doyle, INDat BUFW 41-1533006.0
Kyle Pitts, ATLNEL 0-2532905.9
George Kittle, SFat PHIW 17-1141705.7
Cameron Brate, TBat PHIW 28-2232605.6
Durham Smythe, MIANEW 33-2423205.2

—Ian Allan