Turnovers Times Two

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Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg discuss strategy with Michael Vick during Sunday's win. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles are the eighth team since 1940 to start a season 2-0 despite committing four or more turnovers in each victory. The most recent to do so was the 1983 Rams, so long ago that the Rams were still in Los Angeles.

Among the seven previous teams were two NFL champions, albeit champions of the NFL before my time and probably yours (1945 Cleveland Rams, 1950 Cleveland Browns).

Among the eight teams, the Eagles had the fewest takeways in those first two games (6):

Those eight teams (*AFL; NFL title teams in bold):

     GAME 1 TOs 
 GAME 2 TOs 
 SEASON TOs 
 Season 
 Year  Team  Own  Opp  Own  Opp  Own  Opp  Record
 1944  Rams  4  5  5  4  41  44  4-6
 1945  Rams  4  5  4  4  38  44  9-1
 1950  Browns  4  5  4  4  33  55 10-2
 1963*  Raiders  4  10
 4  5  57  50  10-4
 1965* 
 Oilers  5  5  4  5  46  40  4-10
 1981  Falcons  4  4  4  5  41  46  7-9
 1983  Rams  5  5  5  3  47  44  9-7
 2012  Eagles  5  4  4  2  —  —  —

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