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Philadelphia Eagles “By The Numbers”: Week 7 Recap Edition

24 October 2018 Uncategorized

In this weekly edition of “By The Numbers” we will analyze the statistical leaders of the Philadelphia Eagles in comparison to each of their NFC East rivals after Week 7 play.

Before we compare the top Eagles performers to their rivals, here are the leaders amongst the Eagles own teammates in Week 7:

Passing Leader: Carson Wentz, 310

Rushing Leader: Wendell Smallwood, 32

Reception Leader: Zach Ertz, 9

Receiving Leader: Zach Ertz, 138

Touchdown Leader: Alshon Jeffery & Dallas Goedert, 1

Total Tackles Leader: Jordan Hicks, 8

Sacks Leader: Michael Bennett, 1

Interceptions Leader: N/A

In a very much winnable game, the Eagles crumbled in the 4th quarter. After having the lead for almost the entire game, the Eagles defense allows 21 straight uncontested points while the offense on the other hand was unable to produce a single point. A 3-4 team has a lot to think about and the division is the only goal now.

Eagles players compared to their NFC Rivals (through Weeks 1-6):

Passing Leader:

  1. Eli Manning, 2061 (Giants)
  2. Carson Wentz, 1502 (Eagles)
  3. Dak Prescott, 1417 (Cowboys)
  4. Alex Smith, 1383 (Redskins)

Rushing Leader:

    1. Ezekiel Elliott, 619 (Cowboys)
    2. Saquon Barkley, 481 (Giants)
    3. Adrian Peterson, 438 (Redskins)
    4. Wendell Smallwood, 233 (Eagles)

Reception Leader:

1. Zach Ertz, 57 (Eagles)

2. Odell Beckham Jr., 53 (Giants)

3. Cole Beasley, 33 (Cowboys)

4. Chris Thompson, 26 (Redskins)

Receiving Leader:

  1. Odell Beckham Jr., 649 (Giants)
  2. Zach Ertz, 618 (Eagles)
  3. Cole Beasley, 350 (Cowboys)
  4. Jordan Reed, 268 (Redskins)

Touchdown Leader:

1. Saquon Barkley, 7 (Giants)

T-2. Ezekiel Elliott, 4 (Cowboys)

Alshon Jeffery, 4 (Eagles)

3. Adrian Peterson, 3 (Redskins)

Total Tackles Leader:

T-1  Jaylon Smith, 57 (Cowboys)

       Jordan Hicks, 57 (Eagles)

       Landon Collins, 57 (Giants)

2.    Mason Foster, 51 (Redskins)

Sacks Leader:

1. Demarcus Lawrence, 5.5 (Cowboys)

2. Fletcher Cox, 4 (Eagles)

T-3. Matt Ioannidis, 3 (Redskins)

Jonathan Allen, 3 (Redskins)

Ryan Kerrigan, 3 (Redskins)

4. B.J. Hill, 2 (Giants)

Lorenzo Carter, 2 (Giants)

Interceptions Leader:

1. D.J. Swearinger, 2 (Redskins)

Janoris Jenkins, 2 (Giants)

T2. Rasul Douglas, 1 (Eagles)

Ronald Darby, 1 (Eagles)

Avonte Maddox, 1 (Eagles)

Kamu Grugier-Hill, 1 (Eagles)

Xavier Woods, 1 (Cowboys)

Jeff Heath, 1 (Cowboys)

Seven weeks come and gone and the way the NFC East is shaping up is probably a huge surprise to most. The defending champions are barely holding on to second place in the division and are tied with the Cowboys, the Redskins are two games ahead of everyone leading the race at 4-2 and the heavily talked about in the offseason Giants are dead last at 1-6.

The Eagles and the 4th quarter are some kind of mysterious enemy this season. The team just can put away teams unless they have a comfortable lead near the early stages of every game. Cam Newton was able to thrash the Eagles defense for 15 minutes straight. Lack of execution seems to be a large factor in why the Eagles cannot finish opponents off in crucial ending moments.

The Giants are a disappointment. There may be hope somewhere that they can win ten straight games but the odds of that happening are slim to none. After a mega contract was dealt to Odell-Beckham Jr. the team has money issues as well. Just a big mess that will have to get solved this coming offseason.

A highly anticipated divisional game took place between the Redskins and Cowboys this past Sunday and it was a tightly contested and evenly matched game. Throughout both teams made big plays and errors but in the end a missed field goal prevented the Cowboys from sending the game into overtime. You have one job, man.

The division is still very much up for grabs, but maybe not for the Giants. However, anything is possible. Second place is two games away and dead last is four. Woof.

Next week’s “By The Numbers” edition will include an analysis of Week 7’s performances along with a totaled analysis from all completed weeks.

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