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Broncos-Eagles Stat Pack: A Look At The Key Numbers That Could Determine The Game

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Fun notes and facts as the Eagles get ready for Denver ...

  • Denver's defense is ranked first in the NFL in total yards allowed per game (261) and second in the NFL in yards allowed on the ground (72.9). The Eagles are third in the NFL in total offensive yards per game (371.8) and fifth in rushing yards per game (129.2). And, of course, the Eagles just traded for a running back ...
  • It's not a one-sided running game comparison, either: Denver ranks 10th in the NFL in rushing yards per game offensively (123.4) and the Eagles' defense is best in the NFL against the run, allowing an average of only 70.4 rushing yards per game.
  • Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce had seven catches for 133 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's win over Denver and Eagles' tight end Zach Ertz has 43 catches, 528 yards, and six touchdowns in the first half of the season. An interesting chess match is ahead, don't you think?
  • Red zone success has helped define the Eagles' success this season: They've made 25 trips inside opponents' 20-yard line and have 17 touchdowns and six field goals. The only misses: A Jake Elliott missed field goal in Kansas City and a kneeldown to end the game in Los Angeles.
  • Since the Week 2 loss in Kansas City, the Eagles have improved their offensive rushing rankings in the NFL from 20th in the league to 5th overall.
  • The offense has scored touchdowns on 11 of 12 goal-to-goal situations and kicked a field goal once. That's a 100 percent scoring rate with (knock on wood) no turnovers.
  • The Eagles challenged two officials' calls in the first half of the season, and one was overturned.
  • Ertz has gained the most first downs by an Eagle this season, 29.
  • Denver's defense is fantastic, no doubt, but this is interesting: The Eagles defense averages 2.8 sacks per game (ranked 11th in the NFL) and Denver averages 2.4 sacks per game (ranked 16th in the NFL).
  • Denver's No-Fly Zone secondary is one of the best in the NFL, but the numbers aren't as impressive: Opposing quarterbacks have compiled a cumulative passer rating of 87.4 against the Broncos this season, ranking Denver's defense 14th in the league, two spots behind the Eagles' defense (84.4 rating).
  • Where Denver is great on defense is on third down, allowing opponents only a 25 percent conversion rate. The Eagles offense? Second in the NFL with a 47.79 conversion rate.
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