A Sunday of Firsts For Philadelphia

The team's 37-34 victory over Washington Sunday provided many individual and team firsts.

The Eagles' first meeting with Washington this season truly was a memorable one. In fact, there were many "firsts" that happened in the team's 37-34 win Sunday.

  • Chris Polk returned a first quarter kick 102 yards for a touchdown. It was the first kick return for a touchdown by an Eagle since 2008 when Quintin Demps returned a kick 100 yards against Baltimore. Polk's TD return also goes down in the record books as the first kick return for a touchdown in Lincoln Financial Field history. According to Polk after the game, that touchdown was his first kick return of any kind since high school.
  • Rookie Jordan Matthews made his presence known by catching the first two touchdowns of his pro career Sunday. His 8 total receptions tied for tops on the team with Jeremy Maclin.
  • Speaking of Jeremy Maclin, he had his first 100+ yard receiving game of the season. His 154 receiving yards were the most he's had in a game since 2011 when he had 171 receiving yards in a Week 2 loss against the Atlanta Falcons.
  • Nick Foles' performance Sunday equated to a 113.7 quarterback rating, the first time his QB rating surpassed 100 this season. Foles had a QB rating of 100 or higher in 8 of his 10 regular season starts last season.
  • With Sunday's come from behind victory, the Eagles are the first team in NFL history to overcome a 10+ point deficit to win each of their first three games. As a matter of fact, the Birds are also the first team in NFL history to win each of their first three games despite giving up 17 first half points in each contest.
  • Perhaps the most important first of all lies in the standings. This is the first time the Eagles have started a season 3-0 since 2004. And, the last time they started the season 3-0, they went to the Super Bowl.

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