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The Leftovers: News And Notes From Eagles' Win

PLAYOFF BOUND

• With a shutout win over the Washington Redskins (W, 24-0) and a Minnesota Vikings loss to the Chicago Bears (L, 10-24), Philadelphia has clinched a playoff berth for the second consecutive season and for the 26th time in franchise history.

• All-Time Postseason Appearances: 2018, 2017, 2013, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1960, 1949, 1948, 1947

FOLES TIES NFL RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE COMPLETIONS

• Nick Foles completed 25 consecutive passes between the first and third quarters, which tied an NFL record shared by Philip Rivers (25 – 11/25/18 vs. Arizona) and Ryan Tannehill (7 – 10/18/15 at Tennessee, 18 – 10/25/15 vs. Houston). Foles and Rivers are the only NFL QBs to accomplish the feat in a single game.

• Foles completed 28-of-33 (84.8%) attempts for 221 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT and a 102.1 passer rating. It was the highest single-game completion percentage of his career and his 17th career game (13th as an Eagle) with a 100+ QB rating (min. 18 attempts).

SCORING DRIVES

• Philadelphia took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter following a 19-play, 87-yard drive that lasted 11:49 and resulted in a 2-yard TD pass from Nick Foles to Alshon Jeffery. The scoring drive marked the NFL's first 19-play TD drive since N.Y. Giants on 11/30/14 at Jacksonville. According to Elias Sports, it was the Eagles' longest drive by plays since 9/7/97 vs. Green Bay (also 19 plays).

• The Eagles made it 17-0 in the third quarter when Nick Foles hooked up with Nelson Agholor for a 6-yard score. Agholor has caught a TD pass in each of his last 2 games (83-yard TD in Week 16 vs. Houston).

• Philadelphia went up by a 24-0 score when Nate Sudfeld threw a 22-yard TD to Nelson Agholor, marking the first TD of Sudfeld's career and first multi-TD performance of Agholor's career.

DEFENSIVE NOTES

• Philadelphia held the Redskins scoreless for the first time since 11/16/80 (W, 24-0 at Washington). It was also Philadelphia's first shutout win since 10/12/14 (W, 27-0 vs. N.Y. Giants).

• In Sunday's win, Philadelphia held Washington to …

  • 89 total net yards – lowest amount since 12/13/92 at Seattle (87 total net yards)
  • 68 net passing yards – lowest amount since 9/26/10 at Jacksonville (52 net passing yards)
  • 21 net rushing yards – lowest amount since 11/26/17 vs. Chicago (6 net rushing yards)
  • 8 first downs – lowest amount since 11/26/17 vs. Chicago (8 first downs)
  • 0-for-9 on third down – lowest percentage since 11/15/10 at Washington (0-for-10 on third down)

MORE FROM THE GAME

• Fletcher Cox tied a single-game career high with 3.0 sacks (last time - 10/11/15 vs. NO), finishing with a team-best 10.5 sacks (career high).

• Rasul Douglas picked off Josh Johnson on the Redskins' first play from scrimmage. Douglas, who now leads the Eagles with a career-high 3 INTs this season (5th career INT), became the first Eagle to record an INT on an opponent's first play from scrimmage since Eric Allen picked off Steve Young on a pass intended for Jerry Rice on 10/2/94 at San Francisco.

SEASON-ENDING NOTES

• Alshon Jeffery finishes the season with the most receiving yards in a single season (843) since 2014 with the Chicago Bears (1,133).

• Nelson Agholor finishes the season with a career high in receptions (64).

• Josh Adams' 511 rushing yards ranks 8th on the Eagles single-season rushing yards list for a rookie.

• Michael Bennett finishes second on the team 9.0 sacks, the most since 2015 with the Seattle Seahawks (10.0).

Check out the best photos from the Eagles' Week 17 game against Washington.

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