September 20, 2016
Even if you've never watched a football game in your life, and you plunked yourself down in front of a TV for the Philadelphia Eagles' first two games against the Cleveland Browns and the Chicago Bears, it's pretty easy to see that they're balling.
And guess what? There's statistical proof to back it up! Here are a whole slew of statistical categories where the Eagles rank in the top 10 in the NFL:
|Philadelphia Eagles||Stat||NFL Rank|
|Time of possession||37:42||1|
|Points per game scored||29||8|
|First downs per game||22||10|
|Total defense (points per game)||12||2|
|Total defense (yards per game)||286||4|
|First downs allowed per game||15||4|
|Third down percentage allowed||30%||7|
|Passing yards allowed per game||194||5|
|Passing TDs allowed||0||T-1|
|Pass plays of 20+ yards allowed||5||T-7|
|Opposing QB rating||69.1||4|
|Rushing yards per game allowed||92||10|
Yes, yes, I know -- It's (A) a small sample size, and (B) against two weaker opponents, but it's pretty hard to imagine a better start to the Eagles' season.
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