Monday, September 28, 2009

Eagles - Chiefs wrapup

*QB Kevin Kolb was strong again in his second-career start, with 327 yards and two touchdowns on 24-34 passing. He also scored his first-career rushing touchdown. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Kolb became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300-plus yards in his first two starts.

*WR DeSean Jackson had a career-high 149 receiving yards and one touchdown. It was his fourth-career 100-yard game and his second in as many weeks … Jackson has had a 60-plus-yard touchdown in each of the first three games (85-yard punt return; 71-yard reception; 64-yard reception). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last NFL player to accomplish that feat was the Chiefs Dante Hall in 2003 (four straight). Jack Ferrante was the last Eagle to do so (three straight games in 1945), and Brian Westbrook was the last Eagle with three such plays in a season (2003).

*Kolb and Jackson hooked up for a 64-yard touchdown, marking the duo’s second-straight game with a 60-plus-yard touchdown. Ron Jaworski and Mike Quick were the last Eagles tandem to hook up for 60-plus-yard touchdowns in back-to-back games (11/3/85 at SF – 82 yards; 10/10/85 vs. Atlanta – 99-yards) and Donovan McNabb was the last Eagles QB with 60-plus-yard touchdowns in back-to-back games (2006 – 87-yarder to Hank Baskett on 10/8 vs. Dallas; 60-yarder to Reggie Brown on 10/15 at NO).

*TE Brent Celek led the team with eight catches and notched his second-straight 100-yard receiving game (104), becoming the first Eagles tight end since Pete Retzlaff in 1965 to do so. He has led the team in receptions in each of the last four games (including playoffs).

*With Celek and Jackson each eclipsing 100 receiving yards for the second-straight game, they became the first Eagles duo to do so since Pete Pihos and Bobby Walston in 1953 (11/8, 11/15).

*QB Michael Vick played in his first NFL game since 12/31/06 at Lincoln Financial Field as a member of the Falcons. He became the second left-handed quarterback in team history to throw a pass (Allie Sherman - 1943).

*RB LeSean McCoy scored his first-career touchdown on a five-yard run in the first quarter and finished the game with a career-high 84 rushing yards on 20 carries.

*The Eagles held the Chiefs to 14 points and 196 net yards. They also did not allow a third-down conversion (0-11). The defense also held the Rams to 0-11 on third down conversions on 9/7/08 in the season opener last year … In two wins this season, the Eagles have held opponents to an average of 12.0 points, 182.5 net yards and 90.0 net passing yards per game … Additionally, the defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher or receiver all season.

*DE Trent Cole posted a half sack, marking his third-consecutive game bringing down the opposing quarterback, which is something he has done in each of his five NFL seasons … Cole now has 37.0 career sacks, trailing Seth Joyner (37.5) for sixth place and Andy Harmon (40.0) for fifth place in team history.

*DE Juqua Parker registered his second sack in as many games and the 18th of his Eagles career, tying him with DE Darren Howard for 20th in team history … Chiefs RB Larry Johnson (19-38 rushing) was held to the lowest rushing total of his career when having 19-or-more attempts in a game. Johnson previous low in games with 19-or-more attempts occurred vs. Minnesota on 9/23/07 (24-42 rushing).

*Head coach Andy Reid improved his record to 17-6 in his career against rookie head coaches (11-1 at home) … 20 of the 22 starters today were either draft picks or signed as rookie free agents by the Eagles … The Eagles offensive line did not allow a sack for the first time this season … K David Akers played in his 159th game as an Eagle, tying Randy Logan for fifth place in team history.

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