For just the second time in their history, the Eagles' offense has broken the 900-yard barrier in their first two games. The only other Birds club to do so was in 1980, which resulted in the franchise's first Super Bowl appearance.
All told, there have been 36 teams in AFL/NFL history that had a 900 number after a pair of contests. That includes the 1950 and 1951 NFL Champions, four other clubs that eventually lost in the Super Bowl, and the 2009 New Orleans Saints, who won the Super Bowl.
We mention the Saints because they are already on our radar as the most recent team to win the title one year after finishing 8-8.
Below we look at the game-by-game yardage put up by the 1980 Eagles and 2009 Saints:
|1980 EAGLES||2009 SAINTS|
|2||at Vikings||W||529||950||at Eagles||W||421||936|
|6||at Giants||W||329||2292||at Dolphins||W||414||2564|
|9||at Seahawks||W||363||3208||at Rams||W||420||3835|
|10||at Saints||W||454||3662||at Bucs||W||370||4205|
|13||at Chargers||L||263||4492||at Falcons||W||391||5539|
|16||at Cowboys||L||407||5519||at Panthers||L||213||6461|