Here are some Eagles and Jaguars nuggets to get you ready for some football later this afternoon.
The Eagles will be looking to get their first ever win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have won each of the previous three meetings between the two teams, most recently in 2006. Jacksonville is the only team in the NFL that the Eagles have never beaten.
The last time the Eagles played a game in Jacksonville, it was for Super Bowl XXXIX against the New England Patriots. That year, the Eagles played in Alltel Stadium ...it's now referred to as EverBank Field.
The Eagles are 48-2 (.960) under head coach Andy Reid when scoring 30 points.
Quarterback Michael Vick started last week and won for 1st time since 12/10/06 (with Atl.). He passed for 284 yards with 2 touchdowns and posted a 108.0 quarterback rating. He aims for his third game in row with a 100 rating.
Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for a career-high 120 yards and three touchdowns last week. He's the first Eagle to rush for 120 yards & 3 TDs since 1995 (Charlie Garner).
Receiver DeSean Jackson had a 45-yard touchdown catch last week. He has scored 17 touchdowns (12 rec., 3 PR, 2 rush) in career and averages 46.1 yards per touchdown (783 yards). He has 24 catches for 367 yards (91.8 avg.) and 2 touchdowns in past 4 games vs. AFC teams.
Defensive end Trent Cole is tied for 4th in NFL with 43 sacks since 2006. He needs two more sacks to become 5th Eagle with 50 career sacks. He has 7.5 sacks in past 8 games vs. AFC teams.
Rookie safety Nate Allen (2nd round) is first Eagles rookie with an interception in each of his first 2 games since 1979 (Brenard Wilson)
The Jaguars are 12-2 (.857) at home vs. NFC teams under head coach Jack Del Rio.
As a starter against NFC teams at home, quarterback David Garrard has a 7-2 record and has completed 197 of 333 passes (59.2 pct.) for 2,337 yards with 10 touchdowns, 5 interceptions and an 84.4 passer rating.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew needs 1 rushing touchdown to reach 50 in his career. In his past 2 games vs. NFC teams, Jones-Drew is averaging 104 rush yards per game (208 total).
Receiver Mike Sims-Walker is averaging 113 receiving yards per game in past 2 games vs. NFC teams at home (226 total). Sims-Walker had career-best 10 catches last week and posted 5th career 100-yard receiving game (105).
Safety Courtney Greene and cornerback David Jones each registered their 1st career interception last week.
-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 9:30 a.m., September 26