Record-Setting Birds


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.