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:
|1963||Browns (10-4)||5.74||Jim Brown||291||1863||6.4|
|1954||49ers (7-4-1)||5.65||Joe Perry||173||1049||6.1|
|1963||Chargers (11-3)||5.56||Paul Lowe||177||1010||5.7|