Eagles: The Ground Gang

Not only are the Eagles averaging more rushing yards per attempt (5.78) than their opponents are averaging total yards per play (5.73), but the 5.78 would be an NFL record.

(By the way, the Eagles own the record for the lowest rushing average in a season — 0.94 in 1940.)

Here are the teams with the best rushing yards per attempt in NFL/AFL history:

Year      Team (W-L) Avg. Leaders    Att.      Yds.    Avg.
             
1963 Browns (10-4) 5.74     Jim Brown 291 1863 6.4
      Ernie Green 87 526 6.0
             
1954 49ers (7-4-1) 5.65 Joe Perry 173 1049 6.1
      Hugh McElhenny    64 515 8.0
             
1963 Chargers (11-3)     5.56 Paul Lowe 177 1010 5.7
      Keith Lincoln 128 826 6.5

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