Eagles-Vikings pregame stat pack

MISCELLANEOUS

--The Eagles are 37-16 in regular-season games in December and January under Andy Reid.

--The Eagles are 5-0 in prime-time games this season and have won 10 of their last 12 prime-time games.

--the Eagles are 5-8 on NBC Sunday Night Football.

--The Eagles have collected 390 or more offensive yards in 7 straight games.

--The Eagles have won 5 games in a row over the Vikings and 8 of the last 9 meetings.

SCORING

--Eagles are 2nd in the league in scoring with 412 points (29.4 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 97 points in the first quarter in their 10 wins and just 6 points in the first quarter in their 4 losses.

--Eagles are averaging 15.6 points in the first half of games and 13.8 in the second half.

--Eagles have scored 27 or more points 8 times this season. They are 8-0 in those games.

--In their last 5 games, the Eagles have outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter, 79-21. In their previous 9 games, they were outscored in the fourth quarter, 46-77.

First Possession Scoring

--The Eagles have scored on their first possession in 7 of their 14 games this season. Their first-possession numbers through 14 games: 73 plays, 575 yards, 7.9 yards per play, 21 first downs, 7 TDs. They lead the league in first-possession scoring with 49 points.

First and Second Possession Scoring

--26 possesions, 146 plays, 1082 yards, 7.4 yards per play, 48 first downs, 12 TDs, 4 FGs.

EAGLES OFFENSIVE FORMATIONS V. GIANTS

Total offensive plays: 59

3 WR, 1 RB, 1 TE

32 plays

Rush: 14-171, 2 tds.

Pass: 8-17=138 2 tds, 1 int, 1 sack

2 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE

10 plays

Rush: 3-16

Pass: 6-7=60, 1 td

2 WR, 1 RB, 2 TE

7 plays

Rush: 4-10

Pass: 2-3=10

3 WR, 2 RB, 0 TE

4 plays

Rush: 0-0

Pass: 2-3=14 1 sack

4 WR, 1 RB, 0 TE

3 plays

Rush: 0-0

Pass: 2-3=15

4 WR, 0 RB, 1 TE

1 plays

Rush: 0-0

Pass: 1-1=7

5 WR, 0 RB, 0 RB

2 plays

Rush: 0-0

Pass: 0-1=0 1 sack

RUSHING

378-2096-17

Rank: 4th rush yds. p/game (149.7)

1st in yds. p/carry (5.5)

--The Eagles are averaging the most rushing yards per game since 1990, when they averaged 159.8.

--In the last 7 games, they've rushed for 1,191 yards, or 170.1 yards per game, and 6.1 yards per carry.

--LeSean McCoy is averaging 8.2 yards per carry in the last 2 games (26-213). Eight of his 26 carries in those 2 games were for 10 yards or more. In his previous 111 carries, he had just 3 runs of 10 yards or more.

--Mike Vick has 92 rushing attempts. He's had 100 or more rushing attempts in a season 4 times, including a career-high 123 in 2006 with Atlanta.

--The 130 yards Vick rushed for last week v. Giants was just 12 less than he had rushed for in the previous 4 games.

--For the second time in his career, Vick has 8 rushing TDs in a season.

--Vick's 35 rushing first downs are the most by any QB in the league and second on the Eagles to LeSean McCoy's 44.

PASSING

Vick: 208-329 (63.2%)= 2755 (8.4 ypa), 20 tds, 5 ints, 103.6 passer rating

--Vick's plus-15 TDs-to-INTs differential is far and away the best of his career. Previous best: plus-8 in 2002 (16 tds, 8 ints).

--Vick needs just 245 passing yards to notch the first 3,000-yard season of his career.

--His 103.6 passer rating is 23.3 points higher than his career average (80.3). His 63.2 completion percentage is 8 points higher than his career average.

--The highest passer rating by an Eagles QB in history was 104.7 by Donovan McNabb in 2004.

RECEIVING

--Nineteen of DeSean Jackson's 45 receptions have gained 20 or more yards, including 8 of 40-plus yards.

--Eagles receivers have 53 receptions of 20 yards or more, including 14 of 40 yards or more. Jackson has 20, Maclin 11, Jason Avant 7, Brent Celek 7, LeSean McCoy 5, Riley Cooper 3 and Clay Harbor 1.

Eagles Receiving Breakdown

Targeted Rec. 1st downs

Maclin 106 64 41

McCoy 85 74 30

Jackson 84 45 32

Celek 68 32 18

Avant 66 48 28

Schmitt 23 18 9

Cooper 14 6 5

Hall 10 5 1

Harbor 5 4 0

Mills 3 2 0

Bell 3 1 0

Harrison 3 3 1

Buckley 1 1 0

McGlynn 1 1 0

Herremans 1 1 0

--McCoy is 11th in the NFL in receptions and leads all RBs in catches. He is second in receiving yards among RB with 551. The Ravens' Ray Rice is first with 556. McCoy is seventh in the league in yards from scrimmage with (1,587).

--McCoy's 1,587 yards from scrimmage currently is the seventh most in a season by an Eagle. The franchise record is 2,104 by Brian Westbrook in 2007.

THIRD DOWN OFFENSE

77-187 (41.2%) – 12th

--3rd and 2 or less ('14 games): 26-37 (70.3)

2009: 26-42 (61.9)

--3rd and 7 or more (14 games): 29-93 (31.2)

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

28-53 (52.8%) – 14TH

--last 3 games: 9-14

--8 games before that: 12-31

--Vick has completed 14 of 22 passes for 5 TDs (2 sacks) in the red zone in the last 3 games. In the previous 5 games, he had completed just 22 of 44 (5 TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack).

--Goal to go: 21-33

SACKS ALLOWED (38)

--have allowed 19 sacks in the last 9 games giving up 19 in the first 5.

--Eagles are 24th in the league in sacks allowed per pass play.

SCORING DEFENSE

--Eagles are 21st in points allowed (339, 24.2 per game). They're on pace to match the 388 they allowed in 2005, which was the most in the Andy Reid era and the most by the Eagles since 1973 when they gave up 393 in 14 games (28.1).

--The Eagles have held just 4 of 14 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

358-1446 (103.3 yds. p/game, 4.0 yds. p/carry

First 4 games: 126-555-4 (4.4)

Last 10 games: 232-891-6 (3.8)

Runs of 10 yards or more (season): 40

--first 4 games:22

--last 10 games:18

Rushing first downs: 74

--first 4 games: 33

--last 10 games: 41

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 10 games:

--Q1: 63-256 (4.1)

--Q2: 59-230 (3.9)

--Q3: 59-194 (3.3)

--Q4: 51-216 (4.2)

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 10 games:

--1st down: 124-412 (3.3)

--2nd down: 82-370 (4.5)

--3rd down: 24-81 (3.4)

--4th down: 2-26 (13.0)

PASS DEFENSE

281-483 (58.2%)=3439 (7.1), 30 tds, 23 ints., 81.1 opp. passer rating

--Eagles have given up 25 td passes in the last 10, and 12 in the last 4 games.

--The 30 TD passes the Eagles have given up already are the most in franchise history. They're on pace to give up 34.

--The have a league-high 23 interceptions. They've had at least 1 interception in 13 of 14 games this season. The most interceptions in a season in the Andy Reid era is 28 in 1999. The most in franchise history is 33 in '44.

3rd Down Pass Defense

--68-132=784, 9 TDs, 12 INTs, 11 sacks

--last 3 games: 19-33=251, 3 TDs, 2 INTs, 14 first downs, 1 sack

--Just 11 of the Eagles' 35 sacks have come on third down.

Third down pass defense game-by-game:

--v. NYG: 8-14=126, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 1 sack

--v. DAL: 5-10=33, 1 TD, 1 INT

--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: 69-820-10

--Opp. TEs in '09: 102-1079-10

Third Down Defense

69-180 (38.3%) – 14th

--3rd and 2 or less (14 games):20-29 (70.0)

2009: 22-42 (52.4)

--3rd and 7 or more (season): 28-101 (27.7)

2009: 29-121 (24.0)

Red Zone Defense: 30-39 (76.9) – 32nd

--last 7 games: 18-23

--Opponents have completed 35 of 53 passes and thrown 21 TD passes in the red zone v. Eagles this season. In the last 5 games, opposing QBs are 16-for-24 with 12 TDs in the red zone.

--Goal to go: 21-25 (2009: 16-27)

Red zone defense during Andy Reid era:

2010: 30-39 (76.9) – 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 (35)

--Eagles have had more than 3 sacks in a game just twice this season -- v. Jacksonville in Week 3 (7) and v. Chicago in Week 12 (4).

--Eagles are 10th in sacks per pass play.

--Trent Cole leads the team in sacks with 9, but has been shut out in 5 of the last 6 games.

--Non-defensive linemen have 7 of the Eagles' 35 sacks.

PENALTIES (113-999)

--v. NYG (5-30), v. DAL (6-59), 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 (17): Trent Cole (5), Stewart Bradley (3), Juqua Parker (2), Antonio Dixon (1), Trevor Laws(2), Jamar Chaney, Ellis Hobbs (1), Brodrick Bunkley (1), Antwan Barnes (1).

--The last time the Eagles went over 1,000 yards in penalties was 2005 when they had 1,130 yards on 134 penalties. That's was the only previous time they've gone over 1,000 in the Andy Reid era. The last time before that that the Eagles racked up 1,000-plus yards in penalties was 1994 (138-1107).

SPECIAL TEAMS

--David Akers has converted 24 of his last 25 FG attempts. His only miss was a block v. Giants in Week 11.

--P Sav Rocca has just 2 touchbacks in 61 attempts. Nineteen of his 61 attempts have traveled 53 yards or more.

--In the last 7 games, 12 of Rocca's 26 punts have been returned for a total of 50 yards (4.2 yards per return).