10 wild stats from the Eagles’ victory over the Packers: Non Jalen Hurts edition

By | December 1, 2022

Do you want statistics? We have statistics.

We have Miles Sanders stats. we have 4th-down conversion statistics. We have touchdown stats. We have every imaginable Eagles stat except Jalen Hurts’ stats because they were on Tuesday.

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

1. We have to start with the Eagles’ 363 rushing yards, just 13 short of the franchise record of 376 set against Washington at Shibe Park in 1948 and 9th-most by any NFL team since 1960. Hurts and Miles Sanders became the first Eagles team 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 LenDale White [149, 8.8] did it in 2008 for the Titans in a win over the Chiefs. The Eagles rushed for 183 yards in the first half and 180 in the second half. If you divide their rushing yards into 183 and 180, they would have 4th-and 6th-Most 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 both have eight rushing touchdowns. They are only the second duo with 500 rushing yards, a 4.5 average and eight TDs in 11 games and the first in 61 years. Hall of Famers Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung of the Packers did it in 1961.

3. Sanders became the first Eagles running back to rush 143 yards in a game since LeSean McCoy had 159 at Dallas in 2014, and his 6.81 average is the highest by an Eagles running back since Shady’s historic game of 217 yards and 7.5 yards per carry on snow against the Lions in 2010. Sanders increased his career average to 5.1 yards per carry, which is tied at 9th-most in NFL history by a running back with at least 500 runs. Sanders is seventh in Eagles history with 900 rushing yards in 11 games, but his 5.1 average is 2na— the highest of them, 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’s at 900 yards with a average of 5.1 this year. Only seven players in NFL history had three straight 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), Lamar Jackson of the Ravens (2019-22), Jim Brown (1963-65), Jamaal Charles (2012-14) and Nick Chubb (2018-22).

4. The Eagles now have an NFL record 21 rushing touchdowns, the most by any NFL team in 11 games in 16 years – the Chargers had 24 in 2006, the year LaDainian Tomlinson had 28. only five other teams 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 1998, when the Broncos – with Terrell Davis – rushed for 1,856 and 22 TDs. They are the first two-man team after 11 games with 500 rushing yards, a 4.5 average and eight touchdowns since

5. Not only did Reed Blankenship become the first undrafted rookie to strike out Aaron Rodgers, he also became the first Eagles undrafted rookie with an interception since Rod Hood defeated Washington Football’s Patrick Ramsey at Linc, in week 4 of 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 defeated Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the Eagles’ 24-17 victory over the Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 27, 2015.

6. The Eagles’ first 21 downs on Sunday night tied at 3third-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 only NFL team since 1999 – since the searchable beginning of rushing and passing openings – with 21 or more rushing first downs and six or fewer passing first downs in a game.

7. The 10 of Eaglesth victory means that every coach Jeff Lurie hired – Ray Rhodes, Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Doug Pederson and Nick Sirianni – won at least 10 games in their first or second season. Rich Kotite – the first manager fired by Lurie – won 10 games in both of his first two seasons, and Buddy Ryan won 10 games in his second strike-free season. So, the last Eagles coach who didn’t win 10 games in her 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-of-21 for their fourth drop this year to 71.4 percent. Over a full season there would be 5th-most in NFL history by a team of 20 or more 4thfall attempts. It is also the highest in Eagles history. The 2001 and 2010 teams were 9 of 13 for 69.2 percent.

9. Jake Elliott’s 54-yard field goal was the 17thth 50 yards of his career and tied David Akers – who was in the game – for the most 50 yards in Eagles history. No one is over seven anymore (Tom Dempsey, Caleb Sturgis). Akers was 16-for-34-of-50, and Elliott was 17-for-27. Elliott now has five field goals for at least 54 yards as an Eagle. No other Eagles kicker had more than one (Dempsey, Akers, Sturgis and Tony Franklin each had one). Elliott is 5-of-10 from 54 yards and out. All other kickers combined in Eagles history are 5-for-41.

10. How about some Kenny Gainwell stats? That’s right! Only three players in Eagles history 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 just 106 career rushing attempts, but he has nine touchdowns. No other running back in NFL history has scored nine TDs on 106 or fewer carries in his first 27 career games. Dak Prescott scored 11 for 91 runs in his first 27 games.

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