Philadelphia Eagles Inside the Numbers: Week 6 vs Atlanta Falcons

By Bryn Swartz
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb celebrates a victory over the Atlanta Falcons after the fourth quarter of NFL football action in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 17, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Shaffer (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

– Kevin Kolb played the best game of his career. The young quarterback completed 23 of 29 passes for 326 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. His 133.6 passer rating was a career high. He became just the fourth quarterback in franchise history to top 300 yards passing, three touchdowns, and a 130 passer rating, while averaging at least 11 yards per attempt. Even more incredibly, Kolb completed all 13 passes he threw to Maclin, Avant, and Jackson.

– LeSean McCoy recorded a career-high 21 carries. He picked up just 64 yards, but showed remarkable consistency, by tallying a long run of just nine yards. Believe it or not, no Eagles running back has carried as many as 21 times since Brian Westbrook rushed 33 times in a win against the Giants in December of 2008.

– Jeremy Maclin’s 83 yard touchdown was the longest by an Eagles receiver since Hank Baskett scored on a 90 yard touchdown in the first game of the 2008 season against the St. Louis Rams. His 159 receiving yards are the 27th best single game total in franchise history. His two touchdowns gave him six for the season, two more than his 2009 total.

– Asante Samuel’s interception was the 37th of his career, tying him with former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins for fourth on the list of active players. His interception was his 14th as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

– Trent Cole notched his 12th career multi-sack game. By comparison, former three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Hugh Douglas recorded just nine multi-sack games in his time in an Eagles uniform.

– David Akers missed three field goals for the first time in his professional career. All three attempts sailed wide left by about a foot. He regained just a little bit of redemption by converting his fourth field goal attempt, but this was easily one of the worst games of Akers’ career.

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