A few Eagles statistics are on our minds as Philly's game versus the Giants nears.
We all love numbers. That's why we love playing Fantasy football. That's why we subscribe to Pro Football Focus. That's why we debate analytics and follow Next Gen Stats on X. That's why we constantly check the Philadelphia Eagles' team stats and look at box scores after games. Numbers intrigue us.
Heading into Week 16's game versus the hated New York Giants, another number is on our minds, the number three. That's the tally of games our Birds have lost in succession. Monday Night Football's collapse still stings.
Big Blue, however, provides a chance to bounce back. Here are five of about 20 intriguing stats that could provide the road map to earning a win.
The Eagles have tallied sacks and six interceptions on the season.
The Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Washington Commanders have all intercepted six passes all season as a team. That would tie them for last place in that category if not for Marcus Mariota's former team, the Tennessee Titans. They have only grabbed four.
Last season, C.J. Gardner-Johnson racked six interceptions as a soloist. Let that sink in for a few ticks. While you do that, let's discuss sacks. Here's where you're really going to get irritated.
Philly has only been able to introduce the opposing team's quarterback to the turf 39 times this season. They only hit Drew Lock three times in Week 15.
Heading into Week 16, the Eagles' 39 QB takedowns tie them with the New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Baltimore Ravens lead the way with 50. They and 11 other NFL franchises have accumulated more sacks than our Birds. Here's our verdict.
The Eagles invest heavily in their defensive line, and they pay many of the players in their secondary handsomely. It's time for the playmakers to make some plays.