Record-Setting Birds

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A slew of franchise records were established in Chip Kelly‘s first regular season as head coach of the Eagles. A quick look at some of the accomplishments before we turn our full attention to the Saints. (Stats were compiled by the team).

LeSean McCoy


-- Set a new franchise mark for single-season rushing yards (1,607).  Previous record was held by Wilbert Montgomery (1,512 in 1979).

-- With 2,146 yards from scrimmage, McCoy surpassed Brian Westbrook's mark of 2,104 set  in 2007.

-- McCoy is the first Eagle to lead the league in rushing since Steve Van Buren 1949

Nick Foles

-- Team-record 119.2 QB rating (previous record was 104.7 by Donovan McNabb in '04). He also set franchise records for:

Completion percentage - 64.04  (previous record was 63.96 by McNabb in 2004)

Interception percentage - 0.63  (previous record was 1.5% by McNabb in 2007)

-- His 27/2 touchdown/interception ratio is best in NFL history. He is the only quarterback to throw over 20 TDs and two or fewer interceptions.

--Foles is currently the franchise’s all-time leader in QB rating (101.0) and completion percentage (62.5).

DeSean Jackson

-- His 1,332 receiving yards in 2013 ranks second in team history (Mike Quick posted 1,409 yards in 1983.)

Team records

Points – 442 (previous was 439 in '10)

Total Net Yards – 6,676, (previous was 6,386 in '11)

Touchdowns – 53, (previous was 50 set in '48)

Passing Yards – 4,406 (previous was 4,380 set in '09)

Fewest Turnovers – 19 (previous was 22 set in '03 and '04)

Coaching, etc.

-- Chip Kelly became the first rookie head coach in Eagles history to win the division in his first season. He is also just the second head coach since the merger to win a division title in his first year on a NFL coaching staff  (Barry Switzer, 1994, Cowboys).

-- Donnie Jones set a team record for punts downed inside the 20 (33). Previous high was 31 by Jeff Feagles in '93).

-- The Eagles had 98 plays of 20-plus yards, which is the most  in a single season since the stat started being recorded in 1995. The previous record was 96 by the "Greatest Show on Turf" ' St. Louis Rams in '01.

  • Will

    Breaking records is nice, but winning as a team is what is really important. A win against the Saints would mean so much more! Go Eagles!

  • nicksaenz1

    And all of this was awesome and refreshing for us fans to watch. Thank you, Eagles!

  • Johnny Domino

    Ahh, Feagles.

  • cliff henny

    now, imagine a healthy Maclin! wait till next season when johnson isnt rawer than raw, kelce, herremann and peters arent coming off major injuries and learning new system. kelly gets his picture perfect slot guy (needed a guy vs cowboys running seams, man that’s wide open if teams play them that way), ertz will only get better. bold prediction, Broncos are only renting record for most points.

    • Will

      The defense needs to get more play makers period…our secondary will get exposed as we face the stiffer competition in the play offs…As far as Foles goes it would be stupid not to keep him as the starter…Foles needs the chance to continue to grow his game.The ceiling and potential for this kid is unlimited…he will only get better were fine there for a change…Look at the top 3 QB’s in the league, they are mostly pocket passers who dissect defenses thru the air… Foles is still a bit raw, it would be a huge mistake to sit or trade Foles!

      • GEAGLE

        Defense adds 3 players, and just keeps developing guys and gelling them together in this scheme and we will have a top defense…Billy Davis is the truth…glad I don’t look so crazy for giggling with Joy like a school girl when we hired Billy

  • parglo

    Let’s see some records broken on the defensive side next year…

    • Kevin

      We broke a bunch of records last year on D. They were the wrong records to break, but we broke them nonetheless. I will take a steady improvement on D.

  • gnostic

    Wait didn’t Simms say this was a bottom 5 offense, tool

  • morgan c

    A bit off-topic, but just wanted to throw this out here, higher up in comments…

    As far as the Nick Foles QB of future or not debate, let’s just sit back here and objectively analyze this situation. Only in Philadelphia, would any (OTHERWISE) sane and rational person be having a serious debate with themselves / anyone about a record setting 24 year old 6’6″ 240 lb QB who just led his team to the playoffs in his first year, coming in off the bench, NOT being the future franchise QB.

    27 TDs, 2 INTs in 10 games. Please, everyone, Foles lovers / haters / Vick lovers / haters, just stop and re-read that. Let it soak in. I don’t care what system this is, who he’s played, etc. There is simply no way you can honestly say that there is some other college guy out there who could replicate those numbers, next year, if at all.

    Foles was a pro bowl caliber player this year. He is young and looks to keep working and getting better. He is intelligent and humble and incredibly motivated. Just stop. Please stop. We are in the playoffs, with a chance to move on. Incredibly. Somehow.

    The fact people are even THINKING that we need another QB is just dumb. I’m sorry but there is no other word to describe it. I don’t care he can’t run a 4.4. Would Chip Kelly trade Peyton or Brady for a draft pick so he could select a more “system guy?” I’m not being sarcastic, because although Foles is not at all on their level, the point stands. He doesn’t look the part, but he’s been incredible. Football is football. QBs are QBs. And we have a fucking excellent one.

    • Andy124

      The fact people are even THINKING that we need another QB is just dumb.
      I’m not sure thinking is actually involved.

      • Clamdigger

        Until Barkley throws for 6 TDs in a preseason game and then everyone’s like, “He just needed a year to learn Chip’s offense. This is why they drafted him! SUPERBOWLS!”

        • Will

          Foles vs. Barkley …Foles wins hands down…Barkley will struggle to stay in the NFL…which means Not For Long…

          • Clamdigger

            Not sure if serious…

          • Will

            about Barkley yes face reality…

          • Clamdigger

            I was being sarcastic, homey. To be fair, you are judging a kid way too quickly based off of some pretty terrible situations that he was put in.

          • EaglefaninAZ

            Agreed. I have no idea if Barkley is any good or not. And to be honest, I’d rather not ever find out. (a healthy Foles for the next 100 years)

          • Will

            My sediments exactly…

          • Andy124

            Downvoted for misspelling sentiments. It’s a cold world we live in.

          • Will

            My thoughts exactly…lol….must be an English teacher…lol…thanks that’s funny…

          • Andy124

            I don’t think that’s what the downvote was actually for. I was kidding. lol

          • Will

            Cool…as a Fan of the Eagles Foles is the QB I imagined we need, someone like Brady,Manning, Rodgres, ect. I think Nick Foles can grow into that mold of a QB with that kind of sucess in the NFL…

          • BP

            Maybe he really is giving sediments to everyone, did you think of that?

          • Andy124

            Balderdash. I received no sediments. If everybody but me got sediments, a pox on all your houses, I say.

          • Andy124

            you missed a 0. 1,000 years. :)

          • Andy124

            I hope we see some nice signs this upcoming preseason. Would definitely help the cap for a couple years if he can be our primary backup.

          • Andy124

            Funny how familiar that sounds.

          • EaglefaninAZ

            Spot on!

          • Will

            Being a realist, the arm strength just isn’t something you can coach up sorry…another season or 2 won’t change that…

          • nicksaenz1

            It actually means the Nick Foles’ League

          • Will

            LMAO….good one…lol…

        • Andy124

          Nah, he’s too slow.

    • Will

      The Eagles ball security issues went away…from minus -31 last year to + 12 this year…that is why we are in the play offs…only 2 interception on the year from your QB is huge! Foles and McCoy are only as good as the O-Line play in front of them…

    • Adam

      The voice of reason falls upon deaf ears around here sometimes. Great post.

      • Andy124

        That happens when people stick their fingers in their ears and scream “LALALALALA” at the top of their lungs.

    • Tom w

      Doesn’t matter what people think. Only matters what Howie and chip want to do in 2 yrs when we have to sign him to a new deal … He is your starter next yr. do we give him a back breaking deal like Matt Ryan in 2 yes if we make playoffs 3 straight yrs … That is the question and probably not a very hard one

    • mtn_green

      This is way early I think eagles can’t give him contract till after next season. If he plays like a top 5 QB he will get paid like one. Simple.

    • Justin

      Well said. I’m excited to see how Foles performs next year after a full offseason of being THE GUY. This year has been a blast, and even though it’s not over, I’m looking forward to next year, too.

  • Rob

    I’m just going to enjoy this year and not “imagine next year.” The health of this team, especially the offensive line, has been incredible. Obviously Kelly’s strength and conditioning program has a ton to do with it, but I can’t imagine that every year the health stays this perfect. It would be nice having that perfect slot receiver though wouldn’t it?

    • crazy eyes

      I was impressed with the health of the team, But injuries are cyclical in the entire NFL and the Eagles had a lot of injuries that last few years In the past the were a couple of years where the few injuries and the entire offensive line played the entire season without getting hurt. It could be the Eagles turn to be healthy. There is no way to know which it is without a few years of observation.

  • Beastmode

    Hypothetical -would you trade more completions/yards from Foles vs. more turnovers but less sacks?

    • Will

      Foles is 24 and just starting his NFL career, Foles will continue to get better with more experience against NFL Defenses…practice makes perfect…stick with Foles while he is still is learning a new offensive system, the sample size from Foles shows a winner…The statistics bear it out …was Brady and Manning this good in there first year under center? Foles only started half the season, I wonder if Foles started would the Eagles be 3-5 to start the season or win 7 of the first 8 games? I believe in Chip, Foles, McCoy, DJax, Cooper, the O-Line and D-Line…the play offs are under way…I for one am going to enjoy watching this team win! I will also keep in mind this is Chip’s first year in the NFL and think Chip deserves Coach of the year!

      • nicksaenz1

        Manning threw 28 picks his first season. Foles threw 5 in 7 games last year and people wanted him gone. Nah, our fans aren’t the least bit irrational.

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      No if anything that’s what I like most about Nick is that he doesn’t turn it over unless hes getting strip sacked

    • mtn_green

      No! His yards per attempt is like third all time as well. I like Foles how he is dont change him.

    • Adam

      Not a chance. Offensive turnovers are brutal for this type of offense, especially with our defense. Let Donnie Jones pin them deep and live to fight another day.

      • theycallmerob

        couldn’t say it better

  • cloisterwater

    “He is the only quarterback to throw over 20 TDs and fewer than two interceptions.”

    Sorry to get technical, but thought you might want to change it. Pretty sure you meant 2 or fewer.
    Or did you mean 20 touchdowns before throwing 2 picks? Now I’m confusing myself.

    • GEAGLE

      I’m just as impressed with how rare it is that he fumbles…two fumbles are friggin unheard of!! That’s really good pocket awareness and being responsible with the rock…

    • Will

      Nick Foles -”Career Stats”….33 TD’s – 7 INT’s (2012 & 2013)…

  • Johnny Domino

    Where’d the belt come from? Must have missed that presentation.

    • Will

      McCoy said a friend at the game gave it to him for breaking the records…

    • Andy124

      Teammates or friends gave it to him. Kind of a gag. Pretty funny. I like it.

    • mtn_green

      The belt is hilarious, I thought wow they give that every year? Guess I’d never know under AR.

    • http://www.aceandson.com/blog Richard O’Connor

      Found it in Freddie Mitchell’s old locker

      • Johnny Domino

        Worthy successor to the People’s Champion

  • Joe from Easton

    This article is all that anyone who still doubts our direction as a team should need to read. These guys are setting records in their first year under Chip! Wait until we get a few more Chip players infused along with this year’s worth of experience. The greatest show on Turf is coming to the Linc for seasons to come and they’re wearing green. I can’t believe people STILL arguing that we’d be as or more successful with Vick or that some rookie, unproven commodity, can do better than Foles has done. I swear some people literally know nothing about football or they have an agenda.

    • GEAGLE

      FOles will become a philly GOD!!! Right now, he is just a baby Demi-god..

      We are at the very top of the league in terms of scoring points, and dead last in terms of time of possession. NO TEAM has Ever scored points like us being last in time of possession. We average 27 points per game, and only average 26 minutes per game…that means, in chips first year, he added an OT, took Andy’s players, and inexperienced QB, and concocted an offense that would score more then 1 point per minute…that’s officially the most explosive ish the NFL has ever seen…and it’s Only year 1…next year, all our players will be better, and we will add more Chip Kelly players…YIKES!!

      • Will

        And the seasons not over we are in the play offs…not many believed Chip would go 10-6….I still wonder if Foles started from day one how much better that record could be…The Health and play from our O-Line has been huge this year simply lights out for the most part…

        • GEAGLE

          I don’t know if our record would be much better, because we were still getting used to the schemes..our defense wouldn’t be ready in September whether FOles started or not…but FOles would be 1 month more EXPERIENCED right now, which should mean he would be a little more equipped to handle the playoffs…

          My real “WHAT IF” is, I wonder what or offensive stats would look like if we didn’t have those two stinkers against Dallas and Giants…

          • Will

            The O-Line did falter a few games, the simply fact is when the O-Line struggles, so do the RB’s and QB…

          • GEAGLE

            If our Oline plays like they did against the Bears, we will score 30 on the saints,,..

          • Will

            I know Boderick Bunkley is there NT in a 3-4…how good is there D-Line?

          • GEAGLE

            Ok, but they really on blitzes to get a lot of their sacks..we can run all over this defense, and they won’t be able to avoid getting burned by our screen game when we blitz them…
            ..

          • Will

            GEAGLE what do you make of the next game against the saints?

          • GEAGLE

            Deciding Factors:
            -Turnover battle..we can’t turn it over more then once or we simply won’t win

            - Whoevers Oline gives up less pressure will be in good shape

            Whoevers LBs and safeties contain the opponents TE and RBs the best in pass coverage. We know how dangerous Jimmy Graham and Sproles are as receivers, but Ertz,Celek and Shady will be able to do DAMAGE against Roman Harper and Curtis Lofton. basically throw the ball to whoever is matched up with those two. Attack them thru the air kind of how we did against the cardinals??we used our TEs to take advantage of the LBs and safeties..and as an added Bonus, cardinals did a much better job containing Shady then the saints will..

            Whoever runs the ball the best and turns it over less in January! usually wins..so if we bring our A game, we can play with anyone…

            saints average 18 points onthe road, we don’t give up more then 22. Saints should score 17-24, and that won’t be enough to beat us if our line plays well because shad can run wild on this defense..
            ..
            basically, the only teams I don’t want to face are ones that have played us already KC,Chargers,Denver,Green bay. Dallas did well against us because Kiffin was so experienced with Vhip and already got to see us once this year…a team that’s experiencing us for the first time like the saints, shouldn’t be able to stop our offense..and because they struggle on the road with the Cold and communication issues when the noise is cranked up..

            I think our Defense can handle their offense, better then their defense can shut ours down…ATleast that’s the hope!!
            ..
            24-31 Eagles….I. Simply don’t believe they can score more then 24 IN PHILLY, and if you can’t score more then 24, then I. Like us to win EVERY TIME!!

          • Tom W

            Saints historically and brees get rid of ball very very quickly …much like what orton did. don’t believe dline is much of a factor slowing him down. However, saints lost their starting ltackle two weeks ago and are playing a midround rookie. Gave up 2 sacks in week 16. Huge help for Trent vs best left tackle in nfl last week.

            Foles cannot hold onto the ball, and give up another 5-7 sacks like he did against Cards and Cowboys and Lions … need to get that fixed whether its wrs not getting open from press coverage (most likely) or Foles getting rattled once short options are taken away. Oline needs to contain cameron jordan and the olb who both have 12 sacks a piece and concerns me alot.

            Ryan takes chances .. its in his blood. Nick will capitalize on that hopefully when they blitz him.

            No Vaccaro and second string corner is huge!! Bunkley is a bum. We should be able to run at will on them. If he brings in 7-8 to stop run … we must capitalize on a few big plays to the wrs and Ertz.

            Their two insider linebackers are slow … our running game and rbs and tes should have great success against them if they can get off the line.

            Brees won’t give it over more than once. Hopefully we force a pierre thomas or ingram fumble as well.

            Only mismatch in saints favor is Graham and Brees. Colston is a shell of his former self, lance moore and stills and colston are average. Pierre Thomas is above average receiver out of backfield but not a formidable runner …sproles isnt completely healthy and having a down year and ingram is a bum. Two good guards in Grubbs and Evans but average center and right tackle.

            Patriots are really only team who completely shut down Jimmy Graham all year. They played Talib on him all game straight up. It was impressive. Could Billy Davis do the same thing w Cary Williams????? Its worth a try. I would make Williams shadow him all game and leave Boykin on the field to cover the wr w Fletcher. Keep Chung on the bench except for obvious running downs. When they go three wide w Graham I would bring in Roc Carmichael to match up on Moore or Stills.

            We have done poorly against Gates, Witten, Bennett … bracket won’t work bc they will either motion him in to get him on a safety or lb or move him outside like a wr. Brees forces it to Graham .. need to take that away from him and force him to use less talented players. We have seen that Kendricks is a bit too short to cover the taller tes and chung is a bum. Barwin cannot match up w graham all game beyond 10 yds.

            Nate allen cannot get beat deep w the likes of speedsters Meachem and Stills going deep every play.

          • Maggie

            Good analysis. Realistic to acknowledge both strengths and weaknesses of opponent, and oneself.

          • GEAGLE

            Historically you are right. But THIS YEAR, he is taking mostly 5 and 7 step drops. Orton, took a lot more 3 step drops then we will see out of Brees…they have been throwing much more down field this year which requires 5 and 7 step drops, especially to create throwing lanes because of his height…

            We are going to attack them similar to how we attacked the cardinals! only it will be much easier to run the ball. Which ever TE or running back is matched up with Curtis Lofton(MLB) and safety Roman Harper! is who we will throw the ball to…..
            .
            They will hurt us with Graham’s seam routes, but Ertz hurts and Celek are going to do DAMAGE to that defense and this defense can’t stop shady…

            This is the first time Ryan has faced Kelly, so we are going to catch him in some blitzes and take advantage of their aggression? Chip is a master at countering your aggression..Dallas saw us before and Monte is familiar with Chip so Dallas was extremely well prepared (schematically)..saint blitz too much to not get burned by our screen game..

            We win on saturday

    • theedevilsadvocate

      agenda

  • UncleCarm

    Where’s the asterisk on Switzer? He was handed a Super Bowl winning roster from Johnson. Chipper is the winner hands down.

  • Tom W

    Looking at 2014 free agents that fit Chip’s mold and Howie’s age requirements based on last year’s statements:

    Wr – Decker, Nicks, Cooper, Maclin

    S – Byrd (Oregon), Ward (Oregon), Wright, Clemons, Allen

    Corner – Verner, Talib, VDavis, Munnerlyn, Thurmond (Oregon)

    OLB – Orapko

    Seeing as we are two years ahead of schedule, I wonder what Howie does this offseason assuming we don’t win the SB. Probably one stud free agent at safety most likely, resign coop and maclin cheap, and grab some young bigger corner depth. Verner probably gets franchised.

    Per sportac, byrd probably comes in at 5 yrs – 40-44 million w 17-19 mil guaranteed. Ward and clemons cheaper.

    Need to consider resigning Thornton and Kelce.

    Go bpa and grab a stud wr, olb, corner, guard/center in the draft.

    Jesus we ain’t too far off from being dominant … and no cap problems and no contract troubles till the greatest draft ever is up for a contract after two more yrs … cox, kendricks, curry, foles, boykin, brown — but at that point peters and cole off the books.

    • cliff henny

      jerry jones could take over for 2 yrs and not screw up the salary cap.
      .
      i believe byrd turn downed a 5yr 40m offer with 15m guarenteed. he wants 50m w/ 2 yrs fully guarenteed. my guess is as bad as safety play is throughout nfl, he’ll get it.

      • Tom w

        Those could have been his demands just to get out of buffalo … Maybe he gives his ole ball coach a better deal or watch Tj ward come here instead

        • cliff henny

          they offered him a contract, he turned it down. remember thinking how crazy it was for f-ball player to pass on that type of money. byrd wants both, paid and out of buffalo

          • OregonDucker

            Byrd will take Eagles culture under Chip over top dollars. He wants to be happy playing football again. He knows he can be happy here. I think he’s coming to Philly.

          • Will

            The Eagles paid 10 mil for Chung for 3 yrs. so maybe they pony up for Byrd…and draft a Safety with 2nd pick…

          • GEAGLE

            I found out today that we were interested in Dashon Goldson but as soon as we found out the price range! we wanted no parts of him….we didn’t want to pay BYRD money Last year…we are in a different phase of building..last year we had so many holes to fill that we went with quantity over Quality..this is a different situation, we don’t have as many glaring holes as we expected to have, so maybe they are ok with paying Top Dollars for a safety this year..
            ….
            Just figured I’d share it

          • OregonDucker

            Interesting news. I agree its time to pay for some quality in key positions. I understand we are good with the cap. too.

        • Will

          way to much money….

          • Tom w

            5 for 40 mil is market rate and what he is worth. Top 3 safety in the league can do everything. 28 in October. 50 mil would be too much. Check out sportrac article from yesterday in jarius byrd’s updated market value

          • Will

            Would be very surprised if the Eagles spent that much on a Safety…nothing to do with he won’t get it just doubt it will be here…

          • Tom W

            Dunno bout that. Chip is defensive back guy at heart … and Oregon was safety U under him. Plus new nfl the safety is a bit more important because of the increased usage of slot wrs, and tight ends in the passing game. we have seen its a tough position to scout and draft (allen, coleman, jarrett, etc) so birds may think its easier to take a really known quantity .. like a probowler who the head coach has known since they were 18.

            There are safety options beyond Byrd though… any of the 3 I mentioned work for me.

          • Will

            Agree hope they upgrade beyond Nate Allen, Chung…Wolff bad knee already…This is the one position the Eagles have tried to fix. Still do not see them paying 8 million a year for a Safety. Would love to have him!

      • nicksaenz1

        Re: Jerry – I wouldn’t bet on that. Cooper and Maclin would get D-Jax deals for starters…

      • Maggie

        Is Byrd truly the same player he was before screwing up his ankle? Those quick DB cuts rely on knees, hips AND ankles.

    • mtn_green

      Agree with Tom.
      Love the strategy of filling holes in FA before draft, the. Can really get a true BPA all rounds.

    • Beastmode

      I like that Talib cat.

      • Will

        Ditto…

    • EaglePete

      Best part about FA is that players talk. They will want to come play here for CK and winning in his first year really helps. Oh and having a competent QB. Its a bonus to be an attractive team to play for.

    • Richard Colton

      I have a feeling we’re going to see eye-to-eye on the ’14 draft

    • theycallmerob

      The Kelce signing is coming, they just agreed to wait until after the season. And I’m sure Thornton sees a new one too; however, neither one (at their respective positions) will break the bank.
      good analysis overall. Although personally, I’d stay away from most of those names you listed (especially Nicks and Orakpo). Don’t think some of those guys are worth the $ they’ll see. If we got Ward or Thurmond, I’d be pretty happy.

      • Tom w

        Totally agree w everything you said /.. Was just listing nicks and orapko so I wouldn’t get yelled at. Also don’t think chip wants a me guy like talib.

  • usmcnole

    I loved Jeff Feagles. He was our mvp in 93

  • GEAGLE

    Hahahahah you KNOW Mcnabb must DESPISE Saint Nick…in nicks first 16 NFL games, he shattered most of Mcnabbs records, even the ones from the explosive Mcnabb/TO tandem that set the league on fire? can’t wait to hear Mcnabb hate on Foles

    • Will

      Foles is just getting started I hope fans realize how special Nick Foles is and that type of QB doesn’t grow on trees, he broke all of Drew Brees HS records, threw for 17,000 yds in college , Foles has earned the starting QB job period!

      • GEAGLE

        Lol it’s not even a question…Chip and laser will develop him into a special player…Nick just played his 16th game lol…right now is like the beginning of his sophomore season lol….the league is in trouble once this kid gets another 16 games under his belt…special kid, smart, smart, smart football brain

        • OregonDucker

          I wonder what Chip and Foles are seeing in the Saints game tapes? What will they unleash on Saturday? High scoring is a priority in this game.

          • GEAGLE

            Take advantage of NTHEIR poor run defense, and in the pass game, throw to whoever MLB Lofton and safety Harper are matched up with…TEs, running backs…similar to the cardinals gameplan, but easier to run the ball

    • mtn_green

      Crazy, but Foles doesn’t have an Achilles heel, like Vick, newton, Kaep. He won’t have a sophomore slump, stats may regress but he is only going to get better.

      • OregonDucker

        Greatness is determined by the playoffs and championships.

        I look forward to Foles’ rising to the occasion. Maybe Saturday will be the day. I have no doubt we will see it soon.

    • theedevilsadvocate

      mcnabb was awesome i know i know lots of eagles fans hate him im not one of them. mcnabb was a great qb for over a decade in philly nick still has 8 more years to go. dont get me wrong i have been a foles fan since i saw him play in that first preseason game last year. i just dont like sounding unappreciative of all the winning mcnabb did for us with AR tearing him down while raising up westbrook and dawkins. they played as a team they failed as a team. 5nfc championship games is not too shaby ofcoarse since they didnt win and mcnabb was the qb we must hate him and only him…

      • UKEagle99

        Here here, they can BOTH be successful. 4 championship games and a Superbowl should never be dismissed.

    • UKEagle99

      Come on GEagle, you may not like the guy, you may have even boo’d him in ’99. He may be playing the outspoken one on TV but there is no denying his and the teams accomplishments in the early 2000′s. They made being an Eagles fan fun. Personally the 1991 defence was the last time I could say that.

  • Steve Richards

    WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE HAPPENED TO THE EAGLES IN 1949!? (The last time they had the NFL’s leading rusher)

    • Andy124

      48 and 49 were also the only time a team has won back to back NFL championships in shut outs. Go Eagles!!!

  • mtn_green

    Foles 9.12 yards per attempt this year. Is simply amazing. Highest ever by an eagle.

  • Will

    Cool…as a Fan of the Eagles Nick Foles is the QB I imagined we need,
    someone like Brady,Manning, Rodgers, ect. I think Nick Foles can grow
    into that mold of a QB with that kind of success in the NFL…Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
    Pass attempts 582
    Pass completions 364
    Percentage 62.5
    TD–INT 33-7
    Passing yards 4,590
    QB Rating 101.0
    Stats at NFL.com Foles Career stats so far…

  • Will

    Career highlights and awards

    NFL record for Single-Game Touchdown Passes (Tied, 7)
    NFL record for TD-INT ratio in a regular season (27 td, 2 int)
    60th Perfect Game in NFL history (November 3, 2013 vs. Oakland Raiders)
    2nd player in NFL history to throw for over 400 yards with a perfect rating.
    3rd highest regular season passer rating in NFL history (119.0)
    Youngest player in NFL history to throw for 7 TDs in a single game
    2x 2013 NFC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2013; Week 9, 2013)
    2x Fedex Air Player of the Week (Week 6, 2013; Week 9, 2013)
    NFC Player of the Month (November 2013)
    Pro Bowl (2013 – first alternate) per wikki pedia

    Nick Foles first 20 starts, pretty damm impressive so far, I see why Chip said Nick Foles is his QB for the next 1,000 years…

    • Maggie

      The 98 plays of +20 yards was something Andy and Marty were always striving for but, in the last few years of their reign, just couldn’t seem to grasp the concept that you have to RUN THE BALL SUCCESSFULLY in order to PASS the ball successfully. Then there always seems to be someone saying that anybody can get a cheap RB off the street and be successful. Wrong.

      • Will

        When our O-Line is healthy for the whole season makes all the difference in the run game…Hats off to Peters,Mattias,Kelce,Herremans, and Johnson!

        • Maggie

          I agree and also have to give kudos to line coach!

          • Will

            Great point about the Coach spot on Maggie!

        • UKEagle99

          Hats off to them at times. I think the O goes as they go and at times they have struggled. We need more Chicago performances and less Dallas…. That said, I think the NO game hinges on defensive pressure.

  • UKEagle99

    Seeing it black and white just hits home how lucky FOles is.

  • G B

    50 touchdowns in four fewer games in 48, wow. Must have been something to watch

  • planetx1971

    Just read a report that at the seasons conclusion, we will be trading Nick Foles & our next 3 1st rd. picks for Kirk Cousins. Report also states that Chip Kelly will be let go so we can make a run at Shanny. Allowing Washington to have their shot at Chip. It’s only fair after all. ~Courtesy of Daniel Snyder weekly.