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By the numbers: How good are the Eagles?

By Matthew Coller

The Minnesota Vikings head into Philadelphia this Sunday looking to remain the NFL’s only undefeated team. The Eagles are a bit of a puzzling team. They handily won their first three games, then lost their last two. Even with two losses to their name, the statistical website Football Outsiders ranks Philadelphia as the fourth best team in the NFL in DVOA – their ranking system that factors in score effects and opponents.Let’s take a look at some of Philly’s other key numbers..


– The Eagles have the No. 1 point differential in the NFC at +57. They are one point ahead of the Vikings.

– The Carson Wentz-led offense has scored on more than half of its drives. The Eagles have produced points on 51.2% of possessions. That’s good for second in the NFL.

– While the Vikings have not turned the ball over on offense, Philadelphia has been almost as good with a turnovers on just 4.7% of drives.

– When adjusting for sacks, the Eagles are 16th in Yards Per Pass Attempt at 6.7. The Vikings are 8th at 7.0.

– Philly’s running game is also 16th in the NFL with 4.1 Yards Per Attempt.


– The Eagles are the league’s third best team in points against at 15.6. The Vikings’ defense is No. 1, giving up 12.6 points per game.

– Opposing teams have managed 5.6 Yards Per Play against the Eagles defense, putting them at 20th in the league

– Quarterbacks have an 81.3 rating against Philadelphia so far this year. That ranks eighth in the NFL. The Vikings are first at 65.3.

– The Eagles’ pass rush has had some success getting to the quarterback as they sit eighth in sack percentage, taking down opponents’ quarterbacks on 8.1% of drop backs. Minnesota is third at 8.7%.

– The Vikings may get their running game going this week as Philadelphia gives up 4.8 Yards Per Carry, which is the third worst in the NFL.

The post By the numbers: How good are the Eagles? appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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