Following the Eagles' 34-10 win over the Redskins on Sunday to close out the 2011 season, here are some interesting statistical nuggets courtesy of the Eagles media relations department ...
Reid’s Records ... Andy Reid won his 136th career game, tying Hank Stram for 22nd place on the NFL’s all-time list (including playoffs) ...The Eagles swept the Redskins for the seventh time under Reid ...He is 27-12 against NFC East teams the second time he faces them in a season (3-0 this season) ...The Eagles finished the season with a 5-1 record against NFC East opponents, their best divisional record since 2006, and the sixth time Reid has held a 5-1 record or better against divisional foes.
Moving the Chains ... The Eagles set team records this season with 356 first downs and 6,386 total net yards. The previous records were 332 first downs (1981) and 6,230 yards (2010). The top five net yardage totals in team history have occurred in the last six seasons ...They also racked up 4,276 gross passing yards, which is the third-highest total in franchise history ...Prior to this season (Jackson – 961, Maclin – 859, Celek – 811), no Eagles team had ever featured three receivers with over 800 receiving yards apiece.
Oh Henery ... K Alex Henery connected on his final 16 consecutive field goal attempts, which is the third-longest streak in team history ...Henery set a team record for field goal percentage (88.9 percent) in a single season, connecting on 24 of his 27 tries ...Henery’s 118 points were the most ever by an Eagles rookie kicker, surpassing Paul McFadden’s 116 in 1984 ...Prior to this season, the highest field goal percentage in a season by a rookie with at least 20 attempts was 86.2 percent by Kris Brown (1999) and Ryan Succop (2009), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Henery and Cowboys rookie kicker Dan Bailey (32-for-36, 88.9 percent entering Week 17) are both currently ahead of that record..
McCoy’s Record Breaking Season ... RB LeSean McCoy finished the season with a team record 20 touchdowns and 17 rushing scores. He can join Steve Van Buren (1945 and 1947) as the only Eagles ever to finish the season as the league leader in touchdowns ...McCoy’s 120 points led the team and were the seventh-highest total in franchise history. The last non-kicker to lead the Eagles in scoring was Calvin Williams in 1993 (10 touchdowns, 60 points). In fact, this is the first Eagles team ever to have two players with 100-plus points (McCoy, Henery) ...McCoy’s 1,309 yards this season were the fifth on the Eagles single-season rushing list.
Mike Check ... QB Michael Vick threw for 335 yards and a season-high three touchdowns with a quarterback rating of 104.1, marking the second time in his career that Vick has posted a rating of 100-or-better in three straight games. It was Vick’s eighth 300-yard game and his third of the year ...Vick set career highs with 423 pass attempts, 253 completions and 3,303 yards in 2011. He became the second player in NFL history to have 3,000 passing and 500 rushing yards in two seasons (Randall Cunningham – 3 in a row from 1990-92).
Action Jackson ... WR DeSean Jackson became the fifth player in NFL history to eclipse 900 receiving yards in each of his first four seasons, joining Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Bob Hayes and Joey Galloway ...Jackson scored on a 62-yard touchdown reception, which was the Eagles longest of the season. 22 of Jackson’s 30 career scores have covered 30-plus yards ...In eight games against the Redskins, Jackson is averaging 62.8 yards on six touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing, one punt return).
'D' Finishing Strong ... In their last four games (all wins), the Eagles defense has held opponents to 11.5 points and 265.0 total net yards per game, while allowing 18 of 61 (29.5 percent) third down opportunities and 1-8 on fourth down. Opponents scored just four touchdowns on their last 13 red zone possessions during that span ...Over the last 11 games, the Eagles held opponents to just 17.8 points per game while forcing 19 takeaways.
Defensive Nuggets ... S Nate Allen recorded his second interception of the season. Three of his five career interceptions, and both this season, have come against the Redskins. He has had a pick in all three of his career games against Washington ...DT Derek Landri blocked a 36-yard field goal attempt, the first of his career and the second by an Eagle this season ...The defense held Washington without a touchdown in three red zone opportunities.
Offensive Quick Hits ... WR Chad Hall caught his second-career touchdown. Both of his scores have come in season finales ...WR Jeremy Maclin tallied his seventh-career 100-yard receiving game after leading the team with eight receptions and 105 yards ...WR Jason Avant finished the season with a career-high 52 receptions. His reception total has increased in each of his six NFL seasons ...TE Brent Celek has 2,789 career receiving yards, surpassing Keith Jackson (2,757) for the third-highest total ever by an Eagles tight end. Celek scored a touchdown in three straight games for the second time in his career.
Dynamic Duo ... The only duo in team history that combined for more sacks than DEs Trent Cole (11) and Jason Babin (18) was Clyde Simmons (19) and Reggie White (14), who combined for 33 in 1992 ...The Eagles 50 sacks this season tied for the ninth-best total in team history and the most since amassing 56 in 2002.
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