The numbers are starting to stack up for Andy Reid and his explosive offense. Reid, his quarterback Michael Vick, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, kicker David Akers, along with running back LeSean McCoy are moving into a neighborhood with some highly accomplished neighbors. Take a look at some of the accomplishments by the Birds.
PhiladelphiaEagles.com Notebook 12/12/10
Reid’s Records … Head Coach Andy Reid won his 127th career game (including playoffs), tying him with Mike Ditka for 24th place in NFL history … The Eagles have won ten of their last 12 prime time games (5-0 in 2010) … Reid improved his December record to 34-15 (.694), including wins in 12 of their last 13 games … The Eagles won their ninth game of the year, securing their ninth winning season in 12 years under Reid. Since 2000, only New England (10) has had more winning seasons. Pittsburgh and Indianapolis have also had nine … The Eagles own a 52-2 record since 1999 when scoring 30-plus points (5-0 in 2010).
Big Play DJ … WR DeSean Jackson had 210 receiving yards, the third-highest single-game output in team history behind Tommy McDonald’s 237 on 12/10/61 and Kevin Curtis’s 221 on 9/23/07. It was also the fourth-highest in the NFL this season … His 91-yard touchdown reception tied for the fifth-longest in team history … It was Jackson’s fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season and the 11th of his career. He passed Irving Fryar and Bobby Walston (10 apiece) for the 10th most in team history … Jackson’s 166 receptions are the third-most ever by an Eagle in his first three seasons (Charle Young – 167 from 1973-75; Keith Jackson – 194 from 1988-90).
In Good Company … Jackson became the eighth player in NFL history to eclipse 900 receiving yards in each of his first three seasons, joining Gary Clark (1985-87), Joey Galloway (1995-97), Ernest Givins (1986-88), Bob Hayes (1965-67), John Jefferson (1978-80), Randy Moss (1998-00) and Jerry Rice (1985-87).
McCoy’s Career Day … RB LeSean McCoy registered his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season after amassing a career-high 149 yards … He now has 2,455 scrimmage yards in his career, surpassing DeSean Jackson (2,312) for the most ever by an Eagle in his first two seasons … McCoy and Maurice Jones Drew are the only two players with at least 120 scrimmage yards in each of the last four games … McCoy has eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in nine of 13 contests this season.
TD Todd … G/T Todd Herremans caught his second-career touchdown, the most ever for an Eagles offensive lineman. Herremans also had a one-yard touchdown reception on 11/2/08 at Seattle. According to Stats, Inc., the only other Eagles offensive lineman with a touchdown is Bob Gonya in 1934 … Herremans became the eighth Eagle with a touchdown reception this season.
Starting Strong … The Eagles scored a touchdown on their initial possession for the seventh time this season and lead the league with 49 opening-drive points. They are 15-1 over the last two years when doing so and 7-0 in 2010.
MV7 … QB Michael Vick threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns, and added his seventh rushing touchdown of the season, the highest single-season total ever by an Eagles quarterback … Vick’s passer rating has exceeded 90 in nine of the 10 games he has played this season.
Offensive Quick Hits … Vick connected with Jackson on a 60-yard bomb on the opening play from scrimmage. It was the third 60-plus yard opening play by the Eagles in the last six games … The Eagles have two players (Vick, McCoy) with seven rushing touchdowns this season for the first time since 2003 when Brian Westbrook had 7 and Correll Buckhalter had 8.
Defensive Nuggets … S Quintin Mikell picked up his second interception of the season and CB Dimitri Patterson notched his fourth … DE Darryl Tapp tallied his third sack of the season … Over the last two years, the Eagles have forced 68 takeaways, which is the highest two-year total by an Eagles team since forcing 71 from 2001-02.
Birdseed … K David Akers has connected on 23 of his last 24 field goal attempts and 11 in a row … His 50 yard field goal was his longest of the season … The Eagles have averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry in all 13 games this season, which is the longest streak in NFL history to start a season … Philadelphia has not allowed a 300 yard passer in back-to-back games since 1990, which is the second-longest such streak in the NFL behind the Washington Redskins, who have not allowed it to happen since 1989.