A few quick, random but telling numbers you may enjoy on this Wednesday morning after looking at the scoring distribution from Week 1 in the NFL:
- The only NFL teams to score more points than the Eagles (34) were the Falcons (37), who needed overtime to do it, the Seahawks (36), and the Lions (35) The Vikings and Saints tied the birds with 34.
- The 34 points in the second half was the highest total of any half throughout the league. San Francisco, the Eagles’ Week 4 opponent, were close behind with 28 points against Dallas in the first half.
- The 20 points in the fourth quarter was the highest for all 32 teams in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks, Saints, Vikings, Buccaneers, and Colts all posted 14 but none reached 20.
- The 34 points in a half ties a record in the Chip Kelly era. The Eagles also accomplished the feat last season in the Snow Bowl against Detroit. Even in blowout wins over the Raiders and Bears in 2013 that saw the Eagles eclipse 50 points they never scored 34+ in one half.
A link to all of the Week 1 box scores can be found here.
The Eagles looked pretty inept for 30 minutes as Nick Foles worked through some early struggles, but these statistics should show just how lethal the team can be when they get rolling.
We intend to have a longer piece on Foles tomorrow. Stay tuned.