Even though he only started in the regular-season finale in his first year with the Eagles, Long seemed to be around the ball when his teammates needed him the most. He was tied for second in the league with four strip-sacks and was second on the team with 38 quarterback pressures. He also saved his best football for down the stretch. His fourth-quarter strip-sack of Rams quarterback Jared Goff in Los Angeles was recovered by the Eagles and led to the game-winning points. That victory secured the NFC East title for the Eagles. Two weeks later, on Christmas night, Long posted a strip-sack and eight quarterback pressures against Oakland's Derek Carr to help gift home-field advantage of Eagles fans.