Eagles' Sunday Night By The Numbers

When it comes to Philadelphia's shutout of the New York Giants, the numbers don't lie.

The Eagles' 27-0 win over New York Sunday night brought the Birds to a 5-1 record, tied with the Cowboys for 1st place in the NFC East. But, to really put Sunday night's win in proper perspective, let's look at Sunday Night..."By The Numbers". Let's count it down!

97 - The Eagles' 97 yard drive, culminating in a Darren Sproles 15 yard touchdown run, was the longest touchdown drive for the team since the Eagles' put together a 98 yard touchdown drive in Week 16 of 2007 against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome.

19 - Bradley Fletcher forced a fumble in the fourth quarter which the Eagles recovered. That recovery brings the team's streak of consecutive games with at least one takeaway to 19, their longest streak since 1995.

13 - James Casey's 2nd quarter touchdown reception made him the 13th different Eagles' player to score a touchdown this season, an NFL high.

8 - The Eagles defense had 8 total sacks Sunday night, the most sacks in a single game for the Birds since Week 14 of the 2011 season when the men in midnight green sacked Miami 9 times.

8 - The Eagles victory was their eighth straight at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia has won 12 of their last 14 regular season home games.

5 - Five of the Eagles' 8 total sacks came in the first half. That's the most sacks in the opening 30 minutes since Week 3 of the 2008 season when they played the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Linc.

5-1: The Eagles 5-1 start is their best 6 game start in 10 years. Back in 2004, the eventual NFC Champions started their campaign 7-0.

3 - The Eagles defense has tallied 3 or more sacks in each of their last 3 games. The last time the Eagles performed this feat was during the 2004 season.

3 - The Eagles were penalized just 3 times Sunday night. Not only are those 3 penalties the fewest they've had in a game all season, it's the fewest penalties the Eagles have had in a game since the Eagles' 56-10 victory over Chicago in Week 16 of last season when they were penalized just two times.

3 - LeSean McCoy showed up in a big way Sunday night rushing for 149 yards on 22 carries. His primetime performance vaulted him to 3rd on the all time Eagles' career rushing list with 5,895 rushing yards. He's 100 yards behind Brian Westbrook for number 2 on the list.

1 - Zach Ertz's 15 yard touchdown reception in the first quarter was the Eagles' first opening quarter touchdown of the season.

0 - The last time the Eagles' defense held an opponent scoreless was all the way back in Week 14 of the 1996 season at home against, fittingly, the Giants. The Eagles blanked New York 24-0 at the Vet that Sunday.


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