Coming into the 2013-2014 NFL season, many “pundits” predicted that Chip Kelly’s spread offense mentality that he brought from Oregon would not work in the NFL. He could not run the same read-option running plays five times on the same drive and be a successful NFL coach. Boy, have they been wrong.
The Philadelphia Eagles offense has been one of the league’s best this season; if it were not for Peyton Manning’s incredible 51-touchdown season at the helm of the Denver Broncos, two Eagles, LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles, would be deep in the MVP discussion.
They have already broken franchise records for most 30-point games in a season (8) and 450-yard games (6). Last week against Chicago, the Eagles won by 43, their largest margin of victory in the Super Bowl Era.
This week against Dallas, however, these 2013 Eagles could enter the franchise record books in even more spots. Here are just some of the records that can be broken on Sunday:
- Need 22 points to set franchise record for most points in a season (439 – 2011)
- Need 65 rushing yards to set franchise record for most rushing yards in a season (2388 – 1982)
- Need 79 total yards of offense to set franchise record most net yards in a season (6386-2011)
- Need 23 first downs to set franchise record for most first downs in a season (356 – 2011)
- LeSean McCoy needs 37 rushing yards for most rushing yards in a season (1512 by Wilbert Montgomery – 1979)
- McCoy needs 93 total yards from scrimmage for most scrimmage yards in a season (2104 by Westbrook – 2007)
- D-Jax needs 106 receiving yards for most receiving yards in a season (1409 by Mike Quick – 1983)
- D-Jax needs 12 receptions for most receptions in a season (90 by Westbrook – 2007)
- Barring 15-INT performance, Nick Foles will get highest passer rating in a season (104.7 by McNabb – 2004)
- Nick Foles (currently 9.0) needs 8.9 yards/attempt for highest yards/per passing attempt in a season (8.9 by Sonny Jurgensen – 1961)