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The Andy Reid Epiphany

The Andy Reid Epiphany

The Andy Reid Epiphany

(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
(Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

There was a time during the heyday of the Andy Reid era (you forgot there was one, didn’t you?), where he would seemingly have a moment of clarity during the bye week, and the Eagles would run the ball more often after their time off. And, lo and behold, the team would win more games.

That seems to have fallen by the wayside, although they have continued to show improvement in their Post-Bye record.

Here are the total numbers excluding the 1999 and 2000 season, when the Birds’ bye came in Week 16; Below that are the year-by-year numbers for 2001-11:


 2001-06

 Runs  
 Pass
 Plays  
 Run
 Pct.

 Record
    Pre-Bye    648  1153  36.0%    16-12
    Post-Bye    1827  2328  44.0%  48-20
 
 2007-11        
    Pre-Bye    661  1001  39.8%  12-14
    Post-Bye  1449  2161  40.1%  34-19-1  

 

    PRE-BYE POST-BYE
 
 Season 
 Bye
 Wk. 

 Runs 
 Pass
 Plays 
 Run
 Pct.

 Record 

 Runs 
 Pass
 Plays 
 Run
 Pct.

 Record 
 1999  16  401  488  45.1%  4-11    23    35  39.7%  1-0
 2000  16  362  585  38.2%  10-5    35    42  45.5%  1-0
 
 2001    5  109  156  41.1%  2-2  303  406  42.7%  9-3
 2002    6  135  225  37.5%  3-2  354  359  49.6%  9-2
 2003    3    32    96  25.0%  0-2  385  421  47.8%  12-2
 2004    5    95  153  38.3%  4-0  281  431  39.5%  9-3
 2005    6    88  224  28.2%  3-2  277  438  38.7%  3-8
 2006    9  189  299  38.7%  4-4  227  273  45.4%  6-2
 
 2007    5  106  155  40.6%  1-3  315  471  40.1%  7-5
 2008    7  140  230  37.8%  3-3  287  399  41.8%  6-3-1
 2009    4    81  120  40.3%  2-1  303  591  33.9%  9-4
 2010    8  154  270  36.3%  4-3  274  340  44.6%  6-3
 2011    7  180  226  44.3%  2-4  270  360  42.9%  6-4
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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Boop – who goes by Bob Vetrone Jr. when he is undercover or paying bills – has been at the Daily News since 1982, after working for five years at the Philadelphia Bulletin up to its closing. Along with helping to build the sports scoreboards most nights, he has had great input into the papers’ special sports pullouts – March Madness, Broad Street Run, Record Breakers, Greatest Moments – as well as its day-to-day, award-winning event coverage.

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