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Eagles-Texans Post-Game Notebook

Here are some stats and figures from Thursday night's 34-24 victory over the Houston Texans, courtesy of the Eagles Media Relations Department ...

Reid's Records … Head Coach Andy Reid won his 126th career game (including playoffs), tying him with Dick Vermeil for 25th place in NFL history … The Eagles have won nine of their last 11 prime time games (4-0 in 2010), and are 5-1 all time on Thursday prime time … The Eagles have won all three of their games against the Texans … Reid improved his December record to 33-15 (.688), including wins in 11 of their last 12 games … The Eagles are 51-2 under Reid when scoring 30-plus points.

From Start to Finish… The Eagles scored a touchdown on their initial possession for the sixth time this season and lead the league with 42 opening-drive points. They are 14-1 over the last two years when doing so and 6-0 in 2010 … They also outscored the Texans 14-0 in the fourth quarter. Entering the game, Houston led the league with 99 fourth-quarter points … The Eagles have now engineered come-from-behind victories in their last three home games, including two in a row after trailing in the fourth quarter vs. New York and Houston.

Green Akers… K David Akers played in his 184th game with the Eagles, surpassing Brian Dawkins for the team record … Akers has connected on 20 of his last 21 field goal attempts.

MV7 … QB Michael Vick had his second-straight 300-yard passing performance, his third of the season and the fifth of his career … Vick's passer rating exceeded 100 for the fifth time this season, tying his career high (2004) … He also scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season, tying for the most ever by an Eagles quarterback. Randall Cunningham had six in 1988 and Donovan McNabb had six in 2000 and 2002 … With 29 career rushing touchdowns, he passed McNabb for 15th place in NFL history among quarterbacks, according to Stats, Inc.

McCoy's McNuggets… RB LeSean McCoy caught his second touchdown reception of the season and added his seventh rushing touchdown. It was his first time scoring via rush and reception in the same game. McCoy has eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in eight of 12 games this season and three in a row … The Eagles are 9-1 in games when McCoy scores a touchdown (5-1 in 2010).

Offensive Quick Hits … WR DeSean Jackson (2,830) passed Fred Barnett (2,752) for the most receiving yards by an Eagle in his first three NFL seasons … WR Jeremy Maclin has a career high 56 receptions and 820 yards this season … FB Owen Schmitt scored his first touchdown as an Eagle on a 5-yard reception in the fourth quarter. He is the 11th different Eagle to score a touchdown in 2010 … The Eagles are the only team in the NFL with two receivers with 750-plus yards (Jackson, Maclin).

Third and Long? No Problem … TE Brent Celek converted a crucial 3rd-and-19 in the fourth quarter to set up the game-sealing touchdown. On the season, the Eagles have converted 13 third-down conversions of 10-plus yards, tying for the third-highest total in the NFL (Miami – 15, Tamps Bay – 14). They rank 7th with a 26.5% conversion rate (13 of 49).

Defensive Nuggets… DE Trevor Laws posted his first-career interception, becoming the ninth different player on the Eagles with an interception this season. The Atlanta Falcons lead the league with 10 … DT Mike Patterson and S Nate Allen each registered a sack. It was Patterson's second-straight game with a sack. Allen is the only NFL player with at least three interceptions and two sacks this season.

Rush Hour … The Eagles have averaged at least 4.0 yards per carry in all 12 games this season, which is the longest streak in NFL history to start a season.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 1:00 a.m., December 3

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