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Andy Reid is Almost Even

Andy Reid has vistually identical records at home and on the road.

Andy Reid is Almost Even

(Laurence Kesterson/Staff Photographer)
(Laurence Kesterson/Staff Photographer)

Since taking over the Eagles in 1999, Andy Reid has almost exactly the same record in regular season home games as he does on the road.

In fact, thanks to a 2008 tie in Cincinnati (rather than a loss), he has a slightly better road winning percentage (.603 to .598). Only two other NFL teams are better away from home in that time span — the New York Giants (.549 to .539) and the New Orleans Saints (.529 to .510).

The Birds are five games better under Reid when playing NFC East teams on the road than when those divisional opponents come into Philadelphia.

(Source: pro-football-reference.com)

(Regular Season Only) HOME GAMES ROAD GAMES
Overall 61-41         .598        61-40-1      .603     
   The Vet Years 20-12 .625 19-13 .594
   The Linc Years 41-29 .586 42-27-1 .607
 
vs. NFC East 22-19 .537 27-14 .659
   vs. Cards (1999-01) 1-2 .333 2-1 .667
   vs. Cowboys 9-4 .692 7-5 .583
   vs. Giants 6-7 .462 8-5 .615
   vs. Redskins 6-6 .500 10-3 .769
vs. Other NFC Divs. 23-13 .639 23-13 .639
vs. AFC 16-9 .640 11-13-1 .460
 
vs. Playoff Teams 14-20 .412 10-23 .303
vs. Teams Fin. Over .500      17-23 .425 15-26 .366
 
When Eagles Score First 40-16 .714 35-9 .795
When Opp. Scores First 21-25 .457 26-31-1 .457
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