Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Lions Streak Tonight

Eagles have beaten the Lions six consecutive times.

The Lions Streak Tonight

The last time the Eagles lost to the Lions (Nov. 16, 1986), Andy Reid was an offensive line coach at Northern Arizona.

The Birds have beaten Detroit six consecutive times (including playoffs). Another win Sunday afternoon and it would rank tied for seventh among the Eagles' longest winning streaks against one team (*current):

 Wins   Opponent   First Win  Last Win
 12  Giants  Nov. 16, 1975  Sept. 6, 1981
       
   9*  Jets  Dec. 9, 1973  Dec. 18, 2011 
   9  Redskins  Sept. 28, 1947   Nov. 12, 1950
   9  Cowboys  Oct. 25, 1987  Dec. 15, 1991
       
   8  Redskins  Dec. 20, 1992  Sept. 1, 1996
   8  Redskins  Dec. 16, 2001  Dec. 12, 2004
       
   7  Steelers  Nov. 30, 1947  Oct. 22, 1950
   7  Cowboys  Sept. 3, 2000  Oct. 12, 2003
About this blog

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.

A 1980 graduate of North Catholic, he took some evening college courses. Those lasted right up until the first conflict with a Big 5 doubleheader.

His favorite books growing up were the NBA Guide and the Baseball Encyclopedia, which was, for all intents and purposes, the Internet before there was an Internet.

He has been immersed in sports statistics since the early 70s, when his father (long-time sports writer, broadcaster and the Daily News’ Buck The Bartender), would take him into the Bulletin newsroom overnight in the summer and let him update the Phillies statistics in a little, black spiral notebook. But things have changed tremendously in the decades since … He now uses a big, black spiral notebook.

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