Monday, August 3, 2015

Digging Up Digits From the Monday Night Fiasco

There were more than enough numbers to kick around from Panthers 30, Eagles 22, not the least of which was that it was just the second game in Eagles history that ended with a 30-22 score.

Digging Up Digits From the Monday Night Fiasco

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Andy Reid talks to special team members in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, November 25, 2012. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid talks to special team members in the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Monday, November 25, 2012. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

There were more than enough numbers to kick around from Panthers 30, Eagles 22, not the least of which was that it was just the second game in Eagles history that ended with a 30-22 score.

►There have been two Monday Night Football games that ended with a score of 30-22, and the Eagles have been involved both times. They beat the Bears by that score on Sept. 12, 1994 at Veterans Stadium.

►Tuesday is Day No. 5,070 of the Andy Reid era.

►Casey Conklin's Taylor Swift parody "We Will Never Ever Win With Andy" on YouTube went from 324,000 views to 330,000 views during the game Monday night.

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►Since the beginning of the 2011 season, the Eagles have a minus-31 turnover differential.

►Bryce Brown's 178 rushing yards were: 1) an Eagles rookie record; 2) the eighth highest in Eagles history; and 3) the third-highest for an Eagle in a loss. It also marked the 14th 100-yard rushing game by an Eagles rookie.

►Before Brown's 65-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, the Eagles' longest rushing touchdown of the season was two yards. It was the fifth longest scoring run of the Andy Reid era and the seventh longest TD run by an Eagles rookie ever.

►The Eagles had been undefeated (14-0) under Reid when scoring a rushing TD of 41 or more yards in a game.

►The Birds now have six rushing touchdowns on the season ... the same number as Cam Newton.

►Alex Henery set the Eagles record for most consecutive field goals without a miss. He is now at 19 and counting. He also has a 17-FG streak on his resume. Rounding out the Eagles' top eight is David Akers, with a pair of 17s, a pair of 15s and a pair of 13s. No math needs to be done there.

►The Eagles' longest pass play Monday night covered 16 yards. That the shortest long pass play they have had since registering a 15 in a 36-7 loss to the Ravens in 2008.

►Nick Foles has now thrown 57 consecutive passes without an interception.

►Since Week 3, Eagles opposing QBs have 19 touchdowns and two interceptions.

 

 

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