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A Regular Season For The Record Books

Posted Dec 31, 2017


Here are the news and notes following the Eagles' regular-season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

• Philadelphia finished the regular season with a franchise-record-tying 13 wins (also 2004). The Eagles tied with Minnesota, New England, and Pittsburgh for the best record in the NFL this season. This is the fifth time in team history that Philadelphia has at least tied for the best record in the NFL, previously doing so in 2002 (12-4, tied for best record in NFL), 1980 (12-4, tied for best record in NFL), 1960 (10-2, best record in NFL, tied for most wins) and 1949 (best record in NFL, most wins).

• Philadelphia finished with the 2nd-most points in team history (463, 28.9 points per game), trailing only their 2014 production (474, 29.6 points per game).

• Philadelphia finished with 338 total first downs this season, which is the 5th-highest total in single-season franchise history.

• Ezekiel Elliott became the first 100+ yard rusher the Eagles defense allowed this season. In fact, he was the first 100+ yard rusher Philadelphia has allowed since Week 6 of 2016 (135 yards by Matt Jones).

NFL DEBUTS

Sidney Jones made his NFL debut and saw action on both the Eagles defense and punt return units. Jones finished the game credited with 2 solo tackles.

Nate Sudfeld made his NFL debut when he relieved Nick Foles on the Eagles’ first offensive possession of the second quarter. Sudfeld completed 19-of-23 (82.6%) attempts for 134 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs and a 90.9 passer rating. Sudfeld also scrambled for a 22-yard gain in the third quarter, which tied for the 2nd-longest rushing play by an Eagles QB this season (26 yards by Carson Wentz in Week 7 vs. Washington).

MORE FROM THE GAME

• Over the last two games of the regular season, Philadelphia held opponents to just 8.0 points per game and allowed only 8 conversions on 28 third-down attempts (28.6%).

• Eleven different receivers caught passes for the Eagles today, including seven different players with multiple receptions.

Zach Ertz now has 3,664 career receiving yards, moving past Jason Avant (3,646, 2006-13) and into 14th place on the Eagles all-time list.

Steven Means sacked Dak Prescott for a 7-yard loss in the second quarter. The takedown was Means’ first sack (2nd of his career) since bringing down Sam Bradford on a sack-fumble on 10/23/16 vs. Minnesota. Means was also credited with 3 solo tackles, 2 TFL and 2 QB hits.

Shelton Gibson recorded the first 2 receptions of his NFL career.

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