Wednesday, November 19, 2008

And You Thought A Tie Was Pointless

In the end a tie is not a loss. The tie with the Bengals gave the Eagles a record of 5-4-1. Despite our unhappiness with the team, the record is still defined as a winning record.

And with a winning record comes an interesting statistic when playing the Baltimore Ravens...

- From the Carroll County Times: The Ravens have averaged 102.4 yards per contest against teams with winning records, including a season-low 51 yards on 19 carries for a 2.7 average per carry in a 31-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts (6-4), 132 yards and a 3.5 average in a 13-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans (10-0) and 103 yards and a 3.1 average in a 23-20 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3). Conversely, the Ravens have averaged 185.4 yards against teams with losing records.

Does this paper stat mean anything come Sunday? Who really knows, but at this point I'll take anything to build-up confidence in our Eagles.

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