Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Eagles Should Be Quartered

Eagles Should Be Quartered

Eagles Should Be Quartered

Andy Reid leaves the field after losing to the New Orleans Saints. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid leaves the field after losing to the New Orleans Saints. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

Thank goodness for the Kansas City Chiefs. If not for them, the Eagles would have the lowest-scoring team in the NFL in both the first and second quarters.

The Birds have one more point in the opening stanza (7) than the Chiefs (6).

Here are the Eagles' point totals for all four quarters and both halves and where that number ranks in the NFL:


 Quarter/Half  Pts. 
 NFL Rk. 
 First Quarter    7  31st
 Second Quarter   
 34  32nd
 Third Quarter
 48  t-9th
 Fourth Quarter  44
 First Half
 Second Half
 92  16th
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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.

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.

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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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