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The Numbers Behind 8-0

A look at the numbers behind the Eagles' 8-0 all-time record against the Jets.

The Numbers Behind 8-0

The Eagles lead the all-time series against the Jets, 8-0.

Somewhat surprising, the totals for those games don't quite reflect that one-sidedness. Other than the points, turnovers and passing numbers bolded below, most of the statistics are fairly close.

Here are the eight-game totals from Eagles-Jets games as well as the Birds' top individual performances:

Wins 8 0
Points 202 135
First Downs 153 141
Total Yards 2667 2471
Net Rushing Yards     1221 1004
   Rushes 286 228
   TD 9 4
Net Passing Yards 1446 1467
   Comp.-Att.    132-217    126-246
   Pct. 60.8% 51.2%
   Sacked-Yards 22-141 19-114
    TD 14 9
    Interceptions 6 15
Fumbles-Lost 21-11 20-10
Turnovers 17 25
Penalties-Yards 44-344 40-274


Brian Westbrook, 2007 (0 TD)
22-103: Wilbert Montgomery, 1977 (2 TD)
15-100: Correll Buckhalter, 2003 (2 TD)
Mike Quick, 1987 (2 TD)
5-146: Harold Carmichael, 1973 (1 TD)
5-121: Kevin Curtis, 2007 (1 TD)
4-  92: Irving Fryar, 1996 (2 TD)
3-  45: Harold Carmichael, 1978 (2 TD)
Randall Cunnington, 1987 (3 TD, 0 Int.)
22-35-278: Donovan McNabb, 2007 (1 TD, 1 Int.)
Eric Allen, 1993 (94-yard interception return)
John Outlaw, 1973 (45-yard interception return)
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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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