By Paul Domowitch

Daily News

SCORING
--Eagles are 2nd in the league in scoring with 344 points (28.7 points per game). They are on pace to break the franchise record for points in a season, which was set last year (429 points, 26.8 per game)
--Eagles have scored 90 points in the first quarter in their 8 wins and just 6 points in the first quarter in their 4 losses.
--Eagles are averaging 16.8 points in the first half of games and just 11.8 in the second half.
First Possession Scoring
--The Eagles have scored on their first possession in 6 of their 12 games this season. Their first-possession numbers through 12 games: 65 plays, 502 yards, 7.7 yards per play, 19 first downs, 6 TDs.
First and Second Possession Scoring
--24 possesions, 130 plays, 975 yards, 7.5 yards per play, 45 first downs, 11 TDs, 4 FGs.

SCORING DRIVES
TD Scoring TD drives/ TD drives/
Drives drives 4 plays or less 7 plays or more
2010 36 62 9 19
2009 (12) 31 53 17 10

EAGLES OFFENSIVE FORMATIONS VS. TEXANS
Total offensive plays: 63
3 WR, 1 RB, 1 TE
24 plays
Rush: 9-60
Pass: 10-14=112, 1 sack

2 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE
12 plays
Rush: 4-6
Pass: 4-8=91 1 TD, 1 INT

2 WR, 1 RB, 2 TE
9 plays
Rush: 4-19, 1 TD
Pass: 4-5=55

1 WR, 2 RB, 2 TE
6 plays
Rush: 5- (-)1
Pass 1-1=1 1 TD

3 WR, 2 RB, 0 TE
3 plays
Rush: 1-10
Pass: 1-2=16

3 WR, 0 RB, 2 TE
3 plays
Rush 2-14
Pass 1-1=21

4 WR, 1 RB, 0 TE
3 plays
Rush: 3-6
Pass: 0-0

4 WR, 0 RB, 1 TE
2 plays
Rush: 0-0
Pass: 1-2=6

0 WR, 2 RB, 2 TE
1 play
Rush: 1-2=2 1 TD
Pass: 0-0=0

RUSHING
330-1728-15
Rk: 5th in rushing yds. p/game (144.0)
1st in yards per carry (5.2)
--Eagles have rushed for 105 or more yards in 11 of 12 games. In the last 5 games, they've averaged 164.5 rushing yards per game and 5.6 yards per carry.
--LeSean McCoy already has 13 more carries (168) and 40 more touches (235) than he had last season.
--McCoy has just 7 runs of 10 yards or more in his last 111 rushing attempts.
--Michael Vick has 74 rushing attempts. He's had 100 or more rushing attempts in a season 4 times, including a career-high 123 in 2006 with Atlanta.
--Vick has 6 rushing TDs and needs just 2 more to tie his career-high (2002).
Percentage of rushing yards
RBs: 221-1044-8 (60.4)
QBs: 85-523-6 (30.3)
WRs: 24-161-1 (9.3)

PASSING
Vick: 171-268 (63.8%)=2243 (8.4 YPA), 15 TDs, 2 INTs, 105.7 passer rating
--Vick league rankings: 2nd in passer rating, 1st in interceptions and interception percentage (0.7), 2nd in yards per attempt, 2nd in third-down passer rating (109.0), 4th in 4th quarter passer rating (102.7), 8th in TD percentage (5.6), 11th in completion percentage.
--Vick's previous career-high passer rating was 81.6 in '02. His highest previous completion percentage was 56.4 in '04.
--Vick has three 300-yard passing performances in the last 4 games. In his previous 71 NFL starts, he had 2.
--Vick has 5 games this season in which he's had a 100-plus passer rating. In his previous 7 NFL seasons, he had just 15 when he threw at least 10 passes.

RECEIVING
--DeSean Jackson has just 12 receptions in the last 4 games.
--15 of Jackson's 38 receptions have gained 20 or more yards. He's got 6 catches of 40-plus yards.
--Eagles receivers have 48 receptions of 20 yards or more, including 11 of 40 yards or more. Jackson has 15, Maclin 11, Jason Avant 7, Brent Celek 6, LeSean McCoy 5, Riley Cooper 3 and Clay Harbor 1.

Eagles Receiving Breakdown
Targeted Rec. 1st downs
Maclin 92 56 37
McCoy 76 67 30
Jackson 68 38 26
Celek 63 30 17
Avant 58 42 24
Schmitt 22 17 9
Cooper 13 5 5
Hall 7 3 1
Harbor 4 3 0
Mills 3 2 0
Bell 3 1 0
Harrison 2 2 1
Buckley 1 1 0
McGlynn 1 1 0
--McCoy is 7th in the NFL in receptions and leads all NFL running backs in receptions and receiving yards (534). He is 6th in the league in yards from scrimmage (1357).
--Celek has been targeted 15 times in the last 2 games and had 50-plus receiving yards in both games. In the Eagles' first 10 games, he was targeted 48 times and had zero 50-plus receiving games. Celek has been targeted a total of 63 times in the first 12 games and has 30 catches. Through 12 games last year, he had been targeted 84 times and had 56 catches.

THIRD DOWN OFFENSE
69-165 (41.8%) – 11TH
--3rd and 2 or less (season):22-31 (71.0)
2009: 26-99 (61.9)
--3rd and 7 or more (season): 28-86 (32.6)
2009:26-99 (26.3)
Third Down Pct. In Andy Reid era:
2009: 36.2
2008: 41.3
2007: 42.4
2006: 42.1
2005: 32.7
2004: 36.9
2003: 36.3
2002: 39.0
2001: 30.9
2000: 40.2
1999: 31.1

RED ZONE OFFENSE
23-45 (51.1) – 15TH
--vs. Texans: 4-6
--8 games before Texans: 12-31
--Vick completed 6 of 10 passes for 2 TDs in the red zone v. Texans. In the previous 5 games, he had completed 22 of 44 (5 TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack) inside the 20.
--Goal to go: 18 TDs in 30 goal-to-go situations.

SACKS ALLOWED (33)
--have allowed just 14 sacks in the last 7 games after giving up 19 in the first 5.
--Eagles are 24th in sacks allowed per pass play.

SCORING DEFENSE
--Eagles are 20th in the league in points allowed (281, 23.4 per game)
--Eagles have held just 4 of 12 opponents to 17 points or less. A season-by-season breakdown of how many times they've held opponents to 17 points or less in the Andy Reid era:
2009:9
2008:10
2007: 8
2006: 7
2005: 6
2004: 11
2003: 10
2002: 11
2001: 12
2000: 11
1999: 5

RUN DEFENSE
303-1236-9 (103.0 yds. p/game, 4.1 yds. p/carry)
First 4 games: 126-555-4 (4.4)
Last 8 games: 177-681-5 (3.8)
Runs of 10 yards or more (season): 35
--first 4 games:22
--last 8 games:13
Rushing first downs: 65
--first 4 games: 33
--last 8 games: 32

Run defense by quarter
First 4 games:
--Q1: 33-201 (6.1)
--Q2:28-101 (3.6)
--Q3: 31-123 (4.0)
--Q4: 34-130 (3.9)
Last 8 games:
--Q1: 47-180 (3.8)
--Q2: 45-173 (3.8)
--Q3: 48-175 (3.6)
--Q4: 37-153 (4.1)

Run defense by down
First 4 games:
--1st down: 66-253 (3.8)
--2nd down: 45-241 (5.4)
--3rd down: 13-58 (4.5)
--4th down: 2-3 (1.5)
Last 8 games:
--1st down: 93-283 (3.0)
--2nd down: 62-306 (4.9)
--3rd down: 21-76 (3.6)
--4th down: 1-16 (16.0)

PASS DEFENSE
234-409 (57.2%)=2908 (7.1 YPA), 24 TDs, 20 INTs, 78.6 opponent passer rating
--last 2 games without Asante Samuel: 36-57 (63.2)=584 (10.2 YPA), 6 TDs, 1 INT, 125.2 passer rating
--Eagles have given up 19 TD passes in the last 8 games.
--Eagles are on pace to give up 32 TD passes, which would be the most in franchise history. Current record is 29 (1987 and 1967).
--Eagles lead the league in interceptions with 20. They've had at least 1 interception in 11 of 12 games.

3rd Down Pass Defense
--55-108=658, 6 TDs, 10 INTs, 10 sacks, 49.8 passer rating
--Eagles haven't given up a third-down TD pass in the last 4 games.
Third down pass defense game-by-game:
--v. HOU: 6-9=92, 0 TD, 0 INT
--v. CHI: 3-6=22, 0 TD, 0 INT, 3 sacks
--v. NYG: 4-9=43, 0 TD, 0 INT
--v. WASH: 1-7=9, 0 TD, 3 INT, 1 sack
--v. IND: 3-9=23, 1 TD, 1 INT
--v. TENN: 4-7=52, 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 sack
--v. ATL: 5-10=49, 0 TD, 1 INT, 1 sack
--v. SF: 7-9=99, 1 TD, 0 INT
--v. WASH: 3-6=52, 1 TD, 0 INT, 1 sack
--v. JAX: 6-13=40, 0 TD, 1 INT, 3 sacks
--v. DET: 5-12=122, 1 TD, 1 INT
--v. GB: 6-11=55, 1 TD, 2 INTs

Opposing TE Update: 54-658-7

Third Down Defense
58-152 (38.2%) – 16th
--3rd and 2 or less (season):18-25 (72.0)
2009: 22-42 (52.4)
--3rd and 7 or more (season): 22-85 (25.9)
2009: 29-121 (24.0)

Red Zone Defense

26-33 (78.8) – 32nd
--last 5 games: 14-17
--Opponents have completed 30 of 45 passes and thrown 18 TD passes in the red zone v. Eagles this season. In the last 4 games, opposing QBs are 11-for-16 with 9 TDs.
--Goal to go: 18-22 (2009: 16-27)

Red zone defense during Andy Reid era:
2010: 26-33 (78.8) – 32nd
2009: 29-51 (56.9) – 26th
2008: 19-36 (52.8) – 15th
2007: 20-55 (36.4) – 1st
2006: 21-43 (48.8) – 12th
2005: 29-52 (55.8) – 26th
2004: 22-46 (47.8) – 7th
2003: 20-43 (46.5) – 11th
2002: 16-38 (42.1) – 5th
2001: 14-46 (30.4) – 1st
2000: 14-40 (35.0) – 5th
1999: 27-65 (41.5) – 5th

SACKS (32)
--Eagles have had more than 3 sacks in a game just twice this season – vs. Jacksonville in Week 3 (7) and v. Chicago in Week 12 (4).
--Eagles are 7th in the league in sacks per pass play.
--Twenty-six of the Eagles' 32 sacks have been by defensive linemen.

PENALTIES (102-910)
--v. HOU (11-85), v. CHI (3-19), v. NYG (10-119), v. WASH (6-35), v. IND (14-125), v. TEN (10-100), v. ATL (9-78), v. SF (5-30), v. WAS (8-80), v. JAX (7-84), v. DET (9-95), v. GB (10-80).
--Offensive line has been flagged for 13 holding penalties. The breakdown: Jason Peters (3), Winston Justice (3), Todd Herremans (2), Max Jean-Gilles (2), King Dunlap (2), Reggie Wells (1). Herremans also has two 15-yard penalties for clipping and a chop-block. Dunlap also has a 15-yard penalty for grabbing the facemask.
--False starts by offensive line (10): Nick Cole (3), Peters (3), McGlynn (2), Justice (1), Herremans (1).
--Offsides/neutral zone penalties by defense (16): Trent Cole (5), Stewart Bradley (3), Juqua Parker (2), Antonio Dixon (1), Trevor Laws(2), Ellis Hobbs (1), Brodrick Bunkley (1), Antwan Barnes (1).

SPECIAL TEAMS
--David Akers is third in the league in touchbacks on kickoffs. He's got 20 in 74 kickoffs, including 13 in the last 7 games.
--Akers has converted 20 of his last 21 FG attempts. The one miss was blocked.
--17 of Sav Rocca's 52 punts have traveled 53 yards or more.
--Rocca has just 2 touchbacks in 52 attempts. That's the third fewest in the league.

OPPONENT NUMBERS
--In their last 7 games, the Cowboys defense has allowed 319.1 passing yards per game and 8.2 yards per attempt. The opponent completion percentage in those 7 games is 70.9. Opponent passer rating: 100.6.
--The Cowboys have made a recommitment to the run. In their last 4 games, 3 of which they've won, the Cowboys have averaged 34 carries and 148.7 rushing yards per game. In their first 8 games, they averaged just 21 carries and 75.6 rushing yards.
--Jon Kitna's numbers in his last 4 starts: 79-114 (69.3%)=954 (8.4 YPA), 7 TDs, 2 INTs, 107.8 passer rating.
--TE Jason Witten has been targeted 20 times in the last 3 games and has 19 receptions.
--The Cowboys have 11 takeaways in the last 4 games.

MISCELLANEOUS
--The Eagles are 51-2 under Andy Reid when they have scored 30 points or more, including 4-0 this season.
--The Eagles are 14-9 against the Cowboys under Reid, but have lost 7 of the last 11 meetings, including 3 in a row.
--The Eagles have played 4 prime-time games this season and have won them all. They've won 9 of their last 11 prime-time games, dating back to their 2008 Thanksgiving night win over Arizona. Prior to that, they had lost 8 prime-time games in a row and 14 of their previous 16.
--Eagles are 52-13, including 6-0 this season, when they score on their first possession. They are 72-17 when they score first.