CHIP KELLY has been manning the South Philly sidelines for just a little over a year, but he has already overtaken Andy Reid in one category:
Big comeback victories.
Monday night's win in Indianapolis was the Eagles' third win under Kelly in a game in which they trailed by at least 14 points. That includes this year's opener against the Jaguars and last year's Snow Bowl against the Lions. All told, Chip is 3-5 in games in which the Birds trail by two touchdowns.
Andy Reid's Eagles, on the other hand, were 2-47 in regular-season games when they trailed by 14. The two wins were the 2005 game in Kansas City that they trailed by 24-6; and the Miracle of the Meadowlands II against the Giants.
You also can toss in six playoff games in which Reid failed to overcome a two-TD deficit. That's 2-53, if you're counting. And we are.
Here are some other quick stats . . .
* The Eagles have run 147 plays through two games. They are 2-0, but have been ahead when they snapped the ball only six times. They have been tied on 20 snaps and have trailed on 121 snaps. Only the Giants (122) have been trailing at the snap more often.
* Along those lines, the Birds have led for only 11:29 of the 120 minutes they have played.
* Through 2 weeks, the Eagles led the league with 12 plays of 20-plus yards. Zach Ertz has six of them. That half-dozen tied him with the Falcons' Julio Jones for the NFL individual lead. Jones added three more in the Falcons' mauling of the Buccaneers Thursday night.
* Over their last six regular-season games, the Eagles have outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter by 94-40 and in the second half by 150-73.
* Nick Foles' interception late in the first half of Monday night's win was the only pick thrown by a winning team in Week 2. Losing teams threw 24 during the second weekend. In Week 1, winners tossed five picks (Foles had one of them); losers 20. There has been only one weekend in NFL history in which winning teams threw no interceptions.
* The Birds have a takeaway in their last 14 regular-season games, the longest current streak in the NFL.
* Before Wednesday's game, the Ken Giles had the lowest ERA (1.08) ever of any Phillies pitcher with 40-plus games in a season . . . His 1.27 entering the Oakland series would place him fourth.