Philadelphia Eagles By the Numbers: Week 11 vs the New York Giants

By Bryn Swartz

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– Michael Vick rushed 11 times in Sunday’s victory, just the ninth time in Eagles’ history a quarterback has accomplished this feat. Vick rushed for just 34 yards. Every other time the quarterback topped 55 yards, including three 100-yard games. Four of the eight scored a touchdown, making Vick the fifth.

– Michael Vick has topped 200 yards passing in all five of his complete game starts. His record for most consecutive 200-yard passing games with the Atlanta Falcons was just three. Vick’s 258 passing yards are the ninth best single game total of his career. Four of his top ten passing yardage outbursts have come with the Eagles. This was the third time in his career in which Vick rushed for a touchdown but didn’t throw a touchdown or an interception. His 83.0 passer rating (which is slightly better than the NFL average) is his worst in a start this season.

– LeSean McCoy became just the 10th running back in Eagles’ history to rush for over 100 yards with a touchdown on fewer than 15 carries. Jerome Harrison accomplished this feat just last week. McCoy’s 50-yard touchdown run was the second longest touchdown of his career, trailing his 66-yard burst against the Giants last November.

– Jeremy Maclin set a career high with nine catches. His 120 receiving yards were the third best total of his career.

– DeSean Jackson recorded 50 receiving yards on five catches. This marked the first time in 17 games in which his receiving yards were between 50 and 90. Last November, Jackson caught three passes for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Giants.

– Asante Samuel intercepted two passes off Eli Manning. This marked the eighth two interception game of his career, and his fourth with the Eagles. He has intercepted the Manning brothers seven times in his career: four off Eli and three off Peyton. Samuel’s two interception game was the 75th in Eagles’ history. It marked the first time in franchise history that a player recorded two interceptions in three straight games: Samuel did it against the Colts, Patterson against the Redskins, and Samuel against the Giants. I don’t have the resources to look this one up, but I can say with virtual certainty that Samuel is the first player to intercept both Manning boys twice in a game in the same season. Samuel’s interceptions were the 41st and 42nd of his NFL career. He has 36 interceptions in the last four and a half seasons, which is the most by a player in a five year span in the last 40 seasons. He also recorded his second career fumble recovery.

– Eldra Buckley returned the first kick of his career, due to an injury to Ellis Hobbs. He gained 20 yards on the play.

– Kicker David Akers entered the game 24 of 39 on field goals against the New York Giants in his career. His 61.5 percent success rate is the lowest by any kicker versus any team in the NFL. He converted four of his five field goal attempts today, including the game-sealing field goal with :22 remaining in the fourth quarter. This was just the seventh game of his career in which he attempted at least five field goals. It was the 15th game in which he converted at least four field goals, and it was his third four-for-five performance.

– The Eagles committed 10 penalties in today’s game for 119 yards. The Eagles have committed double-digit penalties in four games this season. Twice they tallied nine penalties. And they topped 100 penalty yards for the fourth time this season.

– The Giants blocked one of Akers’ field goal attempts today. They blocked an extra point last year. They returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown on the last play of the first half in December of 2008. And they blocked an extra point in October of 2008.

– Eli Manning turned in the 20th performance ever against the Eagles in which a quarterback threw for under 150 yards on fewer than 4.5 yards per pass attempt, with at least three interceptions. To put it in simpler terms, Eli Manning was terrible. Jake Delhomme achieved this feat against the Eagles last season with the Panthers, and the 49ers’ Tim Rattay did so in 2005. Those are the only three occurrences in the Andy Reid era.

– Ahmad Bradshaw’s 12-carry, 29-yard performance was the fifth time in the Andy Reid era in which an opposing running back rushed at least 12 times for fewer than 30 yards.

– Justin Tuck notched the second three-sack game of his career. The other came in a 17-3 win against the Chicago Bears earlier this season. He became just the 48th player to record a three sack game against the Eagles, and the second this season (Clay Matthews).

– The Eagles notched their fifth consecutive victory against the Giants. The scores, going back: 27-17, 45-38, 40-17, 23-11, 20-14. Two of the victories occurred on Sunday Night Football and the 23-11 game was in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Giants have turned the ball over 14 times in the last four games.

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