Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Birds' 30 Percent Solution

Eagles are now 54-3 under Andy Reid when they score 30 points or more.

The Birds' 30 Percent Solution

"We´ve got to take care of business, both schematically and as players physically," Andy Reid said yesterday. (Ashlee Espinal/Staff Photographer)
"We've got to take care of business, both schematically and as players physically," Andy Reid said yesterday. (Ashlee Espinal/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles did something on Sunday they have done only three times during the Andy Reid era: score 30 points and lose.

The Birds are 54-3 under Reid when reaching that number, but all three losses have come in the last four seasons.

Conversely, they are six games under .500 for Reid when they don't reach 30 points; 12 games under .500 since 2005 when don't.

Season          1-29 Pts.      30+ Pts.
1999 3-11 2-0
2000 6-  5 5-0
2001 8-  5 3-0
2002 6-  4 6-0
2003 8-  4 4-0
2004 7-  3 6-0
2005 4-10 2-0
2006 6-  6 4-0
2007 5-  8 3-0
2008 *4-  4 5-2
2009 4-  5 7-0
2010 4-  6 6-0
2011 0-  0 1-1
Totals *65-71 54-3
   1999-2004 38-32 26-0
   Since 2005    *27-39 28-3

*Plus one tie

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