Usually, the games that generate the most interesting statistics are the games with the highest scores. The more points, the higher the stats.
But when it comes to the Eagles and Chiefs, when the Eagles are rebounding from a double-digit deficit, and when Patrick Mahomes is uncharacteristically ineffective, there is certainly no shortage of statistics.
So here’s the Week 11 edition of Roob’s Eagles stats, with a look at turnover margin, 1streetQuarterback scoring, Jalen Hurts rushing for a touchdown and a rarity for the Chiefs to overcome in Arrowhead after trailing by double digits at halftime.
1. The longest pass the Chiefs played Monday night went for 17 yards. It was the first time in 190 games that Andy Reid coached the Chiefs that they did not have passes of at least 18 yards. The last time they didn’t have an 18-yard reception was on the final day of the 2012 season in a 38-3 loss to the Broncos in Denver — the last game Reed didn’t coach. Their longest reception of the day was a 16-yarder from Brady Quinn to tight end Tony Moeke. The Chiefs’ longest catch in that game by a wide receiver went just six yards — to Devon Wylie. Their wide receivers coach was Nick Sirianni.
2. Patrick Mahomes threw 43 passes Monday night but for just 177 yards. The 4.1-yard pass attempt is the lowest of his career — by far. His previous low was 4.5 yards in a win over the Packers in 2021 (37 attempts, 166 yards). That 4.1 number is the lowest by a Chiefs QB in 12 years, since Matt Cassel threw 28 times for 93 yards for 3.3 yards per attempt in a 17-10 loss to the Broncos in 2011. In Eagles history, only two quarterbacks have Opponents have thrown 40 or more passes for 180 yards or fewer: Matt Robinson of the Broncos in the 1980 opener (41 attempts, 178 yards) and Jay Cutler of the Bears in 2009 (43 attempts, 171 yards).
3. Jalen Hurts’ rushing touchdown against the Chiefs gives him 10 career games with as many rushing touchdowns, tying Cam Newton for the most ever by a quarterback. Hurts now has 35 career rushing hits, tied with Randall Cunningham and Steve Grogan for 11y-Most ever by a midfielder. He now stands at fifth in Eagles history, behind Steve Van Buren (69), Wilbert Montgomery (45), LeSean McCoy (44) and Brian Westbrook (37). Hurts and Van Buren are the only Eagles to have three seasons with nine or more rushing TDs. Hurts’ 32 TDs since Opening Day 2021 are the most in the NFL, three more than Austin Ekeler.
4. The Eagles were outgained by 98 yards at Washington, by 114 yards versus the Cowboys and by 98 yards again Monday night by the Chiefs and won all three games. They are the first team in NFL history to win three straight games in the same season despite being led by at least 98 yards in all three games. The Saints have lost three straight games but the last two were in 1990 and the opener in 1991. Including the opener at New England, which the Eagles won despite being outgained by 131 yards, the Eagles are the first team since the 2015 Colts to win four games in A season in which they were outgained by at least 98 yards. This connects 2Second abbreviation-Most in NFL history. The 1984 Broncos won five such games. The last team to go 4-0 or better in a season in games in which they were outgained by 98 or more yards was the 2000 Ravens. So far this year, teams other than the Eagles are 12-69 when outgained by at least 98 yards. So the Eagles have 20 percent of wins leaguewide by teams giving up 98 more yards than they gain. The Eagles hadn’t even won two games in a row in the same season when they were outgained by 98 yards since 1988. Overall, the Eagles are 3-0 in their last three games despite being outgained by 310 yards. The previous largest yardage disparity came in three straight wins in 1974, when they beat the Cowboys, Colts and Chargers despite being outgained by 215 yards.
5. The Eagles scored 1street-Quarter points in all ten matches this year. This is the first time in franchise history that they have scored points in the first quarter of their first 10 games and the first time that they have scored a single point.street-Quarter points in 10 consecutive games at any time in the season. They have scored in the first quarter in 11 straight games over two seasons twice — during the 1943 and 1944 seasons and again in last year’s regular-season finale and in 10 games this year. What’s interesting about this is that the Eagles actually scored fewer points in the first quarter – 63 – than in any other quarter. They scored 68 in the second, 72 in the third, and 67 in the fourth (and three in overtime).
6. This was the first game since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 that the Eagles won despite allowing five sacks and recording fewer than 240 yards of offense. In fact, leaguewide, teams allow five sacks and gain fewer than 240 yards, and are now 11-158 since 2013.
7. The last time the Eagles won a road game after trailing by double digits at halftime was Week 2 of the 2014 season versus the Colts in Indianapolis. They trailed 17-6 at halftime and won 30-27 on Cody Parkey’s field goal against his former team in his second career game with 0:00 left in the game. Nick Foles threw for 331 yards and Darren Sproles had a career-high 152 yards in that game. Before Monday night, the Chiefs were 62-6 under Andy Reid when leading by double digits at halftime. The Chiefs have also won 18 straight games when they have scored first. The Eagles are 11-2 in their last 13 games when they don’t score first.
8. With their ninth win of the season, the Eagles set a winning record this year, and Nick Sirianni became the second coach in franchise history to set a winning record in each of his first three seasons. the first? That would be Jim Trimble, whose teams went 7-5 in 1952, 7-4-1 in 1953, and 7-4-1 in 1954. After the Eagles went 4-7-1 in 1955, he was fired Trimble.
9. With plus-1 on Monday night, the Eagles have now won 22 straight games when they had plus-one or better in turnover margin. Their last loss was to the Chiefs in 2021, when they lost 42-30 despite winning by one point. During the same period, their ages range from 11 to 11 years when they are 0 or worse. After six straight games in which they were plus-zero or worse — the Rams during Washington’s second game — the Eagles had a positive turnover margin in consecutive games for the first time since the first two weeks of the season. Going back to 2017, the Eagles are 46-3 when they are plus-one or better. This is their longest winning streak when they were positive in turnover margin since winning 41 straight from 1944 through 1951.
10. D’Andre Swift is on pace for 1,173 yards and 56 receptions. The only Eagles running backs to have 1,100 receiving yards and 50 receiving yards in a season are Ricky Watters in 1995 and 1996, Brian Westbrook in 2006 and 2007, and LeSean McCoy in 2013.
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