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NOTEBOOK: EAGLES SHOW NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

Birds improve to 11-1 with 35-10 with win over Tennessee

Rookie punt returner Britain Covey had his biggest day as an Eagle with 105 punt return yards on six carries, which are the 2nd-most by any NFL player this season,. Photo by Andy Lewis

Philadelphia, which owns the best record in the NFL this season, has improved to 11-1 for just

the fourth time in franchise history, having previously done so in 1949, 1980 and 2004.


Nick Sirianni (20-9 regular-season record with the Eagles) is the sixth coach since the 1970 merger to start 11-1 or better in their first or second career year as a head coach, joining Sean McVay (2018 Rams), Jim Caldwell (2009 Colts), Steve Mariucci (1997 49ers), George Seifert (1990 49ers) and Red Miller (1977 Broncos).


Jalen Hurts (24 years, 119 days) is the fourth-youngest QB to start 11-1 or better since the 1970 merger, behind Dan Marino in 1984 (23 years, 64 days), Dak Prescott in 2016 (23 years, 125 days) and Jared Goff in 2018 (24 years, 49 days).


Philadelphia (363 rushing on 11/27/22 vs. Green Bay; 386 passing on 12/4/22 vs. Tennessee) is the first NFL team to throw for 350+ yards after rushing for 350+ yards the previous week since the 1987 Los Angeles Raiders (356 rushing on 11/30/87; 360 passing on 12/6/87).


Overall, the Eagles produced 453 total yards (386 passing; 67 rushing), marking the second time this season that they registered 450+ total yards in consecutive games (also 9/11/22-9/19/22). Philadelphia is one of only three NFL teams to have at least 4 games with 450+ total yards this year, joining Kansas City (5) and Miami (4).


The Eagles have scored 35+ points in back-to-back games for the first time since 11/5/17-11/19/17 (also 2). Philadelphia has totaled 35+ points in 4 games this year (most since doing so in 5 games in 2008), which is tied with Detroit for the must such performances in the NFL.


Jalen Hurts and A.J. Brown have combine to become one of the most productive quarterback-receiver duos in the NFL this season. Photo by Andy Lewis.

HURTS THROWS FOR 380 YARDS; COMBINES FOR 4 TDs

Jalen Hurts completed 29-of-39 (74.4%) attempts for 380 yards (9.7 avg.), 3 TDs, 0 INTs and a 130.3 passer rating while also adding 12 yards with 1 TD on 5 carries (4 total TDs).


Hurts became the first player in Eagles history to produce 350+ passing yards, 3+ passing TDs, and 1+ rushing TD in a single game. In combining for 4 total TDs, Hurts set a new career high (29 total TDs through 12 games) (previously 26 TDs in 2021).


For the season, Hurts has accounted for 2,940 yards, 20 TDs, 3 INTs and a 108.3 passer rating on 243-of-357 (68.1%) passing, in addition to 609 yards and 9 TDs on the ground.


DeVonta Smith lands in the end zone for a touchdown in the first quarter of the Eagles 35-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. Photo by Andy Lewis

‘SWOLE BATMAN’ & ‘SKINNY BATMAN’ EACH TOTAL 100+ YARDS

A.J. Brown (119 yards, 2 TDs) and DeVonta Smith (102 yards, 1 TD) became the first Eagles duo to post 100+ receiving yards each since Nelson Agholor (116 yards, 1 TD) and Zach Ertz (110 yards, 2 TDs) accomplished the feat on 12/23/18 vs. Houston.


Brown, who finished the game with multiple 25+ yard receiving TDs (40 and 29 yards), leads the league with 8 receiving TDs dating back to Week 6. Overall, he has registered 950+ receiving yards and 9 TDs through the first 12 games of the season.

Smith tallied his 4th career performance with 100+ receiving yards.

DEFENSE LIMITS TENNESSEE TO JUST 209 YARDS & 10 POINTS

Philadelphia allowed only 209 total yards (3.9 opponent yards per play) and 10 points (Eagles’ 3rd game this season allowing 10-or-fewer points) in today’s victory. Derrick Henry, who entered the game with 1,000+ rushing yards and 10 TDs, posted 30 yards on 11 carries (2.7 avg.).


Philadelphia’s defense limited Tennessee to 4-of-14 (28.6%) on third downs, in addition to holding the Titans 0-of-2 in red zone opportunities.


The Eagles combined for 6 sacks, gaining contributions from Josh Sweat (2.0), Javon Hargrave (1.0), Brandon Graham (1.0), Fletcher Cox (1.0) and Haason Reddick (1.0).


Philadelphia’s 42 sacks (currently 2nd-most in the NFL this season) are tied for the team’s most through 12 games since 1991, when the Eagles totaled 43 sacks.

COVEY RECORDS 105 PUNT RETURN YARDS

Rookie Britain Covey finished the game with a career-high 105 punt return yards, which are the 2nd-most by any NFL player this season, behind New England’s Marcus Jones (109 yards on 11/20/22 vs. N.Y. Jets). Covey averaged 17.5 yards per return on 6 attempts.


Note furnished by the Philadelphia Eagles Media relations staff.


Posted by Footballstories editor Al Thompson






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