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Your Colts-Eagles pregame stat pack

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Your Colts-Eagles pregame stat pack

Here is your pregame stat pack for Eagles-Colts:

A breakdown of the Eagles’ offensive formations in the last 3 games:
Total plays: 203
3 WR-1 RB-1 TE: 88 plays
Rushing: 34-188, 2 TDs
Passing: 32-55=317, 1 TD, 1 INT, 2 sacks

2 WR-2 RB-1 TE: 71 plays
Rushing: 42-136
Passing: 19-26=277, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 3 sacks

2 WR-1 RB-2 TE: 18 plays
Rushing: 5-28
Passing: 7-13=103, 1 TD

4 WR-0 RB-1 TE: 11 plays
Rushing: 2-11
Passing: 5-9=25, 1 TD

3 WR-2 RB-0 TE: 7 plays
Rushing: 4-18
Passing: 3-3=34

4 WR-1 RB-0 TE: 4 plays
Rushing: 0-0
Passing: 1-3=9, 1 sack

3 WR-0 RB-2 TE: 3 plays
Rushing: 1-0
Passing: 2-2=25

1 WR-2 RB-2 TE: 1 play
Rushing: 1-3
Passing: 0-0=0

A breakdown of Eagles’ run defense in first 7 games:
First 4 games: 126-555 (4.4)
Q1: 33-201 (6.1)
Q2: 28-101 (3.6)
Q3: 31-123 (4.0)
Q4: 34-130 (3.8)
Runs of 10 yards or more: 22
Last 3 games: 67-214 (3.2)
Q1: 23-67 (2.9)
Q2: 15-52 (3.5)
Q3: 12-44 (3.7)
Q4: 17-51 (3.0)
Runs of 10 yards or more: 6
Eagles have allowed just 10 rushing first downs in the last 3 games. They allowed 33 in the first 4 games.

Opponent run/pass breakdown:
First 4 games: 264 plays
Run plays: 126 (47.7 percent)
Pass plays: 138 (52.3)
Last 3 games: 187 plays
Run plays: 67 (35.8)
Pass plays: 120 (64.2)

* Last year, the Eagles were mainly a quick-strike offense. This year, they’ve been more of a sustaining offense. Ten of the Eagles’ 19 touchdown drives this season have been 7 plays or more. Through 8 games last year, just 3 of 21 touchdown drives were 7 plays or more.

* In the Colts’ 2 losses this season, they allowed 431 rushing yards on 77 carries (5.6 yards allowed per carry). In their 5 wins: 112-501 (4.5). In the Eagles’ 4 wins, they rushed for 547 yards on 115 carries (4.8). In their 3 losses: 69-358 (5.2).

* Eagles run/pass breakdown:
Run plays: 184 (40.5)
Pass plays: 270 (59.5)
 

* The Eagles’ run percentage is their highest since 2006 when 42.1 percent of their offensive plays were run plays. Here is a year-by-year look at the run/pass play breakdown during the Andy Reid era:
Year Run plays Pass plays
2009 384 (39.4) 591 (60.6)
2008 427 (40.4) 629 (59.6)
2007 421 (40.2) 626 (59.8)
2006 416 (42.1) 572 (57.9)
2005 365 (35.5) 662 (64.5)
2004 376 (39.2) 584 (60.8)
2003 417 (44.2) 527 (55.8))
2002 489 (45.6) 584 (54.4)
2001 412 (42.3) 562 (57.7)
2000 397 (39.0) 620 (61.0)
1999 424 (44.8) 523 (55.2)

* Eagles have committed 58 penalties for 527 yards in the first 7 games. They’ve committed 8 or more penalties in 5 of their 7 games. The offensive line has been flagged 11 times for holding – 3 by Jason Peters, 2 each by Todd Herremans, Winston Justice and Max Jean-Gilles and 1 each by King Dunlap and Nick Cole. The defense has been flagged for offsides or a neutral-zone infraction 12 times – 3 times each by Trent Cole and Stew Bradley, twice by Juqua Parker and once by Antonio Dixon, Trevor Laws, Ellis Hobbs and Antwan Barnes. The Eagles’ special teams units have been flagged just twice in the last 4 games after drawing 7 penalties in the first 3 games.

* Eagles have converted 11 of 20 red-zone trips into touchdowns in the first 7 games (55.0), but they have been considerably more successful inside the 20 with Sunday’s starter, Michael Vick, at quarterback than Kevin Kolb. They are 7-for-8 in the red zone in 11 quarters under Vick and 4-for-12 in the red zone in 17 quarters under Kolb.

* The Eagles are tied for last in the league in red-zone defense. They’ve allowed 12 touchdowns in 16 opponent trips inside the 20. Opposing quarterbacks have completed 17 of 23 passes, including 8 for TDs, in the red zone vs. Eagles. The Colts are fourth in the league in red-zone offense. They’re 16 for 25 (64.0) inside the 20.

* The Eagles have been more productive on their first possession of late. They have scored touchdowns on their first possession in 2 of the last 3 games. In those 3 games, they registered 9 first downs and averaged 8.3 yards per play on their first possession. In their first 4 games, they had just 1 first-possession first down and averaged 1.7 yards per play.

* The Eagles, who gave up 30 fourth-quarter points to Tennessee in their last game, already have allowed 63 fourth-quarter points in 7 games. That’s just 8 fewer than they gave up in the fourth quarter all of last season.

* DeSean Jackson has been a lot more productive with Michael Vick at quarterback than with Kevin Kolb. In 11 quarters with Vick, Jackson has 14 catches and 2 touchdowns and has averaged 23.1 yards per catch. In 13 quarters with Kolb, he’s got just 5 catches, 1 TD and a 14.1 yards-per-catch average.

* Michael Vick hasn’t thrown an interception in his last 125 attempts, a career-best. That streak dates back to his last season with the Falcons in 2006.

* The Eagles are 12th in the league in time of possession (31:02). That’s nearly 3 minutes per game better than last season (28:15) when they finished 28th in TOP. They’ve won 5 of the last 6 TOP battles. Last year, they won just 6 TOP battles the entire season.

* Three hundred sixty of the Eagles’ 905 rushing yards, or 39.8 percent, have come from quarterbacks (244) and wide receivers (116).

* Opponents have converted 13 of 43 (30.2 percent) third downs of 8 yards or more against the Eagles.

* The Eagles have allowed 8 touchdown passes in the last 3 games and have given up 13 in the first 7 games. They’re on pace to allow 30, which is 3 more than last year when they gave up the most by an Eagles defense in 23 years.

* The Eagles’ have struggled against the pass on third down. In their first 3 games, opposing teams had a 45.5 third-down passer rating v. Eagles. In the last 4: 89.5. Opponents have completed 19 of 32 passes and thrown 3 TDs and 2 interceptions on third down in the last 4 games. The Eagles have just 3 sacks on third down in the last 4 games. On Sunday, they’ll be taking on one of the best third-down quarterbacks in history in Peyton Manning. Over the last 6 seasons, Manning has a 102.3 passer rating and a .648 completion percentage on third down.

* The Eagles have allowed 24 passes of 20 yards or more in the first 7 games, including 14 in the last 3 games.

* LeSean McCoy has just 80 rushing yards in his last 32 carries dating back to the Atlanta game. He’s got just one rushing touchdown in the last 5 games. He’s got 10 runs of 10 yards or more this season, but 0 in last 2 games.

 

 

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