The losses keep piling up and so do the stats!
Win or lose, we’ve got ‘em. And this week, we have no choice but to start out with some Eagles Stats that will probably make you ill.
Sorry about that!
But rest assured … we found some positive stats as well so we'll finish strong.
FOLLOWING IN TOM TUPA’S FOOTSTEPS: Andy Dalton on Sunday became the first QB to complete three 50-yard passes against the Eagles i in the same game in 29 years, since Tom Tupa - before he became a punter - did it for the Cards in a 26-10 win over the Eagles at the Vet in 1991. Tupa that day had a 51-yard TD to Johnny Johnson, a 62-yarder to Ernie Jones and a 75-yarder to Ricky Proehl. He only completed three other passes and finished 6-for-19 for 218 yards. That’s the most passing yards on six or fewer completions in the NFL in the last 40 years.
ALMOST HALF A CENTURY: The Cowboys’ 37-10 win over the Eagles last year combined with their 37-17 win on Sunday made this the first time since 1972 and 1973 the Cowboys have beaten the Eagles by 20 or more points in consecutive seasons.
PRETTY GOOD COMPANY: Amari Cooper (4-for-121) and Michael Gallup (6-for-121) became the first teammates with 120 or more yards and 20 yards per catch against the Eagles in 18 years, since Reggie Wayne (6-for-121) and Marvin Harrison (6-for-137) in the Colts’ 35-13 win at the Vet in 2002.
NOT A RECORD YOU WANT TO BREAK: The Eagles allowed 526 yards against the Cards and 513 yards against the Cowboys, the first time in franchise history they’ve allowed 500 or more yards in consecutive games.
LOTS OF YARDS, NOT LOTS OF POINTS: The Eagles’ 477 yards Sunday are the 4th-most they’ve ever had against the Cowboys. It’s also their most yards ever in a game in which they scored 17 or fewer points. Only 22 teams in NFL history have scored 17 or fewer points in a game in which they netted 477 or more yards.
LIGHTING THEM UP: The Eagles have allowed seven quarterbacks to complete at least 73 percent of their passes this year, the 5th-most in NFL history. There have been seven games this year where Eagles QBs completed less than 60 percent of their passes and the opposing QB completed over 70 percent. That’s never happened before in NFL history.
A SOMEWHAT MASSIVE DISPARITY: The Eagles are also on track to become only the 7th team in NFL history to go through an entire season completing less than 57 percent of their passes and allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete over 68 percent of their passes. They’re also on pace to become the 7th team in history to post a passer rating below 76 and allow a passer rating over 104.
WHY IS EVERYONE LOOKING AT MATT PRYOR? The 62 sacks the Eagles have allowed are 14th-most in NFL history through 15 games and 5th-most for a reason in franchise history. The 1986 Eagles set an NFL record, allowing 104 sacks.
ONE MORE CHANCE: Eagles quarterbacks have gone 11 straight games without completing more than 60 percent of their passes for the first time in 34 years. In 1986, the Eagles failed to complete more than 60 percent of their passes in all 16 games. In 1986, the league average was 55.4 percent. This year it’s 65.4 percent.
20 IF BY LAND, 25 IF BY AIR: The Eagles have allowed 25 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. This is the first time since 1973 and only the third time in franchise history they’ve allowed 20 TDs both passing and rushing in the same season.
Enough negative stuff! Here are some positive Jalen Hurts stats to end the negativity!
TWO-WAY THREAT: Hurts is the first rookie and only the second quarterback in history to throw for 300 yards and rush for 60 yards in consecutive games. The only other QB to do that was Michael Vick in 2011. His 847 passing yards are 6th-most in NFL history by a rookie in his first three games. Only nine rookies have thrown more TDs in their first three starts.
JALEN AND RANDALL: Hurts is the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 60 yards and throw a touchdown in three straight games. The others are Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, Michael Vick, Randall Cunningham and Tobin Rote.
ONLY THE SECOND ROOKIE EVER: He’s also the second rookie in NFL history to throw for 330 yards in consecutive games. Cam Newton did it in his first two career games for the Panthers in 2011.
GETTING THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD: In his first three career starts, Hurts has completed six passes of 30 yards or more. During the same three-week span, only Andy Dalton and Kyler Murray completed more, with seven apiece.
And how about a few DeSean Jackson stats because they might be the last ones we ever come up with:
KNOCKING B-MITCH OFF THE LIST: Jackson’s 81-yard TD was the longest of any sort in franchise history by a player after his 34th birthday. The previous long was a 76-yarder on a punt return by Brian Mitchell in 2002. Jackson is the 8th-oldest player in NFL history with an 80-yard TD catch. The last player older than D-Jack to catch a TD pass of 81 yards or more was T.O., who had a 98-yarder from Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2009 with the Bills against the Jaguars.
MOST IN HISTORY: Jackson tied Derrick Alexander and Hall of Famers Lance Alworth, Bob Hayes and Jerry Rice with his fifth career TD catch of 80 or more yards. Jackson’s 25th career TD of 60 yards extended his own NFL record. Rice had 23 and Devin Hester had 21.
LONGEST IN 81 YEARS: The Hurts-to-Jackson 81-yard TD was the longest thrown by an Eagles rookie in 81 years, since Davey O’Brien’s 85-yarder to Red Ramsey against the Bears at Wrigley Field in 1939.