Sunday, May 24, 2015

Weird Rushing Stat

Eagles had more rushing attempts than the Giants had rushing yards.

Weird Rushing Stat

For just the third time in the 221-game Andy Reid era, the Eagles finished a game with more rushing attempts than their opponent had rushing yards.

The rushing numbers from those games:

    EAGLES OPP.
Date Opponent     Result     Att.     Yds.    Att.    Yds.
Sept. 28, 2003     at Bills     W 23-13 34 176 12 21
Nov. 27, 2008 Cardinals W 48-20 40 185 10 25
Nov. 20, 2011 at Giants W 17-10 33 136 17 29
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