Saturday, December 27, 2014

Kurt Coleman's Triple

Kurt Coleman is the most recent Eagles with three interceptions in a game.

Kurt Coleman's Triple

Kurt Coleman prepares to intercept a pass in the second quarter against the Redskins. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Kurt Coleman prepares to intercept a pass in the second quarter against the Redskins. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Sunday, Kurt Coleman (right) became the first Eagle to nab three interceptions in the same game in 45 years. The complete list is below.

Noteworthy: Coleman is the 10th Eagle with three picks in a game. Roy Zimmerman, the first Eagle to do it, did so twice ... Zimmerman's two three-pick games are the only one of the Eagles' 11 that have come at home ... Russ Craft is the only Bird with four interceptions in the same game. That is the NFL record. He was the fifth of 19 that have done it ... In the same game that Craft picked his four, the Birds' Joe Sutton got three of his own. The team had eight in that contest ... Jim Nettles had three on Dec. 12, 1965, when the Eagles tied an NFL record with nine as a club.

Int.    Player Date Opponent Result
4 Russ Craft Sept. 24, 1950 at Chicago Cardinals W 45-  7 
3 Roy Zimmerman    Dec. 10, 1944 Cleveland Rams W 26-13
3 Roy Zimmerman Dec. 9, 1945 Boston Yanks W 35-  7
3 Gil Steinke Nov. 10, 1946 at New York Giants L  17- 45    
3 Joe Sutton Sept. 24, 1950      at Chicago Cardinals W 45-  7
3 Chuck Weber Sept. 30, 1960   at Dallas Cowboys W 27-25
3 Don Burroughs Dec. 3, 1961 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 35-24
3 Nate Ramsey Nov. 28, 1965 at St. Louis Cardinals W 28-24
3 Jim Nettles Dec. 12, 1965 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 47-13
3 Joe Scarpati Oct. 23, 1966 at New York Giants W 31-  3
3 Kurt Coleman Oct. 16, 2011 at Washington Redskins     W 20-13
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