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10 Wild Stats From Eagles Win Over Packers: Non Jalen Hurts Edition

Do you want statistics? We have statistics.

We have Miles Sanders stats. We have 4e-down conversion statistics. We have rushing touchdown stats. We have every Eagles stat imaginable except Jalen Hurts stats, because that ran on Tuesday.

If you keep reading, you’ll even find the most incredible Kenny Gainwell stat ever!

1. We should start with the Eagles’ 363 rushing yards, just 13 short of the franchise record of 376 against Washington at Shibe Park in 1948 and 9e-most by any NFL team since 1960. Hurts and Miles Sanders became the first Eagles tandem in history with at least 140 yards in the same game (or 130 yards) and the first teammates in the entire league with 140 yards and 6, 8 yards per game in the same game in 14 years, since Chris Johnson [168 yards, 9.3 average] and Len Dale White [149, 8.8] did it in 2008 for the Titans in a victory over the Chiefs. The Eagles ran 183 yards in the first half and 180 yards in the second half. If you split their rushing yards into 183 and 180 they would have had the 4e-and 6emost rushing yards in the NFL in Week 12.

2. Hurts has 597 rushing yards and a 4.7 average, and Sanders has 900 yards and a 5.1 average, and they both have eight rushing touchdowns. They are only the second duo ever with 500 rushing yards, a 4.5 average, and eight touchdowns in 11 games and the first in 61 years. Hall of Famers Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung of the Packers did so in 1961.

3. Sanders became the first Eagles running back with 143 yards in a game since LeSean McCoy had 159 in Dallas in 2014 and his 6.81 average is the highest by an Eagles running back since Shady’s historic 217-yard, 7.5 yards-per-carry game in the snow against the Lions in 2010. Sanders raised his career average to 5.1 yards per carry, which equals 9ehighest in NFL history by running back with at least 500 carries. Sanders is the seventh player in Eagles history with 900 rushing yards in 11 games, but his average of 5.1 is 2nd— highest of those, behind McCoy’s 5.3 in 2011. Sanders had 867 yards and a 5.3 average in 2020, 754 yards and a 5.5 average last year and he stands at 900 yards with a 5.1 average this year. Only seven players in NFL history have had three consecutive seasons with 750 yards and a 5.0 average: Dan Towler of the Rams (1951-53), Leroy Kelly of the Browns and Simon Gratz High School (1966-68 ), Marshall Faulk of the Rams (1999-01), the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson (2019-22), Jim Brown (1963-65), Jamaal Charles (2012-14) and Nick Chubb (2018-22).

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4. The Eagles now have an NFL-high 21 rushing touchdowns, the most by any NFL team over 11 games in 16 years – the Chargers had 24 in 2006, the year LaDainian Tomlinson had 28. In the past 40 years, only five other teams have had more rushing TDs in 11 games. The last time a team had more rushing yards and rushing TDs than the Eagles in 11 games was in 1998, when the Broncos—with Terrell Davis—recorded 1,856 and 22 TDs. They are the first team with two players after 11 games to have 500 rushing yards, a 4.5 average and eight touchdowns since

5. Reed Blankenship not only became the first ever non-drafted rookie to strike out Aaron Rodgers, he also became the Eagles’ first non-drafted rookie with an interception since Rod Hood struck out Patrick Ramsey of the Washington Football team at Linc in week 4 of the 2003 season. Blankenship and Josiah Scott became the first Eagles to record their first career interceptions in the same game since Jordan Hicks and Eric Rowe both knocked out Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Eagles’ 24–17 victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 27 . 2015.

6. The Eagles’ 21 rushing first downs on Sunday night tied the 3ed-most in NFL history and most in 44 years. The Eagles had 25 in a 35-21 victory over Washington at Griffith Stadium on December 2, 1951, and the Cards had 23 in a 40-7 victory over the Saints at the Superdome on October 5, 1980. The Eagles are the only NFL team since 1999 – as far back as searchable rushing and passing first downs go – with 21 or more rushing first downs and six or fewer passing first downs in a game.

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7. The 10 of the eaglese winning means that every coach Jeff Lurie has hired – Ray Rhodes, Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Doug Pederson and Nick Sirianni – has won at least 10 games in his first or second season. Rich Kotite – the first coach to fire Lurie – won 10 games in both of his first two seasons, and Buddy Ryan won 10 games in his second non-strike season. So the last Eagles head coach not to win 10 games in his first or second full season was Marion Campbell, who went 5-11 in 1983 and 6-9-1 in 1984.

8. The Eagles are now 15-for-21 in fourth place this year with 71.4 percent. That would be five in an entire seasonehighest in NFL history by a team with 20 or more 4e-down attempts. It is also the highest in Eagles history. The 2001 and 2010 teams were both 9-for-13 for 69.2 percent.

9. Jake Elliott’s 54-yard field goal was the 17e 50-yarder of his career, breaking a tie with David Akers—who was at the game—for most 50-yarders in Eagles history. No one else has more than seven (Tom Dempsey, Caleb Sturgis). Akers was 16-of-34 of 50-plus, and Elliott is 17-of-27. Elliott now has five field goals from at least 54 yards as an eagle. No other Eagles kicker had more than one (Dempsey, Akers, Sturgis and Tony Franklin had one each). Elliott is 5-for-10 from 54 yards and out. Every other kicker in Eagles history combined is 5-for-41.

10. How about some Kenny Gainwell stats? Damn yes! Only three players in Eagles history have had four rushing touchdowns in each of their first two seasons: Steve Van Buren, LeSean McCoy and Kenny Gainwell. Pretty good company! Gainwell has played in 27 career games and has only 106 career rushing attempts, but he has nine touchdowns. No other running back in NFL history scored nine TDs on 106 or fewer carries in his first 27 career games. Dak Prescott scored 11 on 91 carries in his first 27 games.

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