Tuesday, October 2, 2012

By The Numbers: Week 4

I'll be doing a segment like this every couple of weeks, just to keep everybody updated on the Eagles, from a numbers standpoint.

Let's take a look at Sunday's thrilling victory over New York:
6-14: At the five minute mark of the 2nd quarter, Michael Vick was 6-14 for 78 yards. He finished the last 35 minutes with a statline of 13-16 for 163 yards and a touchdown.

99.4: Michael Vick's passer-rating Sunday. Very controlled, sharp performance from the QB.

121: LeSean McCoy had 2 yards rushing in the first half. Shady exploded though, 121 yards rushing in the second half, shredding the Giants defense.

Eagles celebrate a dramatic victory
on Sunday night
52.94: This was the percentage of run plays called by Marty Mornhinweg against the Giants. Out of 68 offensive plays, he dialed up 36 runs to only 32 passing plays.

7.5: Yards per carry from Stanley Havili's two rushes. Just a small sample, but the young fullback has played very well this season.

36.2: Average yards per kick return by Giants rookie David Wilson. Simply unacceptable.

3.0: Yards per carry allowed by the defense. Philadelphia's defense is lethal when it forces opponents to become one-dimensional.

Now let's take a look at the Eagles so far this season:

417.8: Offensive yards per game for the Eagles this season. The team is moving the ball up and down the field at will, now Vick just has to put together some more perrmances like he did this Sunday.

30th: Where the Eagles rank in points per game. Turnovers are the number one contributor to this. It must improve, 16.5 ppg is largely under-achieving.

6th: Where the Eagles rank in total defense. The defense is allowing 298.2 yards per game so far, and allowing 20.8 points per game.

26.9: Percentage of third down conversions for Philadelphia's defense. They are getting off the field on third down at a great rate, good enough to rank them third in the NFL.
Philadelphia has soared to the top
of the NFC East at the quarter mark
3rd: Where LeSean McCoy ranks in the NFL in total rushing yards.

2: Number of 40+ yard plays allowed by the defense this year. This is a huge improvement over last year. The 2011 defense had good moments, but allowed the big play far too often. This year, Philly is playing much more disciplined football.

333: Number of receiving yards for DeSean Jackson this year, good enough to rank him 11th in the NFL. The explosive wideout looks like his old self again this year, and Marty Mornhinweg is finding ways to get the ball in his hands despite defenses taking away the big play.

2nd: Where Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie ranks this year in interceptions. His three interceptions are second only to Tim Jennings from Chicago. No interception was bigger than his pick off Eli Manning in the endzone.

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