Tuesday, March 3, 2015

The Eagles' road ahead

Eagles hit the road again.

The Eagles' road ahead

For most NFL teams, hitting the road is a dubious task, but considering the Eagles haven't won at home in over a calendar year, it's probably better than the alternative. Especially, when you have some less-than-stellar teams to face on the road.

The Eagles' remaining six road opponents currently have a combined record of 5-18. Their remanining six Lincoln Financial Field foes are a combined 11-13.

In their last seven road games, the Eagles are being outscored by over a hundred points (239-135), yet they managed to win two of those contests.

For the record, after the Browns win in Cleveland Thursday night, NFL home teams are 42-22 (.656) at home this season. The 41-22 (.651) record through four weeks was the best since 2005 (39-21, .650) and 1991 (37-19, .661).

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 Date  Opponent    W-L  Opponent  W-L
 Oct. 6      Giants  0-4
 Oct. 13      Buccaneers    0-4
 Oct. 20  Cowboys  2-2    
 Oct. 27  Giants  0-4    
 Nov. 3      Raiders  1-3
 Nov. 10      Packers  1-2
 Nov. 17  Redskins  1-3    
 Dec. 1  Cardinals  2-2    
 Dec. 8  Lions  3-1    
 Dec. 15      Vikings  1-3
 Dec. 22  Bears  3-1    
 Dec. 29        Cowboys  2-2
    Totals    11-13      5-18  


 Date  Opponent        PF    PA  
 Sept. 29, 2013    Broncos  L  20  52
 Sept. 9, 2013  Redskins  W  33  27
 Dec. 30, 2012  Giants  L   7  42
 Dec. 9, 2012  Buccaneers    W  23  21
 Dec. 2, 2012  Cowboys  L  33  38
 Nov. 18, 2012  Redskins  L   6  31
 Nov. 5, 2012  Saints  L  13  28
    Totals    2-5    135    239
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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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