Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Numbers Game

By Brian Jackson: It may be a little late, but the Eagles are FINALLY beginning to play up to the expectations that we all had for them prior to the season beginning. This week the Eagles face a Seattle team that statistically should be dominated by the Eagles. Let's look at the numbers…

Total Defense
PHI – 7th
SEA – 27th

Passing Defense
PHI – 12th
SEA – 30th

Rushing Defense
PHI – 9th
SEA – 22nd

Hey, stats don’t lie!

The difference in the Eagles’ three losses this season has been a measly 2 - 4 point deficit (and some people were complaining about the Eagles getting a gift call against the Falcons!).

So coming into the Seattle game, an opponent that statistically can't match the Eagles or overwhelm their defense, I feel this game should ultimately result in a dominating performance for the Eagles on both sides of the field.

Injuries are usually the x-factor. But with Hasselbeck slated to be out and the only key Eagle injuries being to LJ Smith (scary that we are labeling him key!), Reggie Brown (please stay hurt), and Sean Andrews (just place him on IR already), it looks the Eagles also have the X factor working for them this weekend!

And, good ol' Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson seem be on a roll lately with using what they have. Eagles in a romp!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hope your correct. we need to be 5-3 heading into the NY game.

peter said...

Injuries give this game to the Eagles

Anonymous said...

Anything can happen on any given Sunday or rankings dont mean anything. Rams were coming in to the Skins game with worse stats.

chris klinkner said...

the rankings / stats didn't lie against the falcons