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The Numbers Game: A Falcons-Eagles Stats-apalooza

Welcome to the pre-game quick hit stats-apalooza. Enjoy.

FANTASY ALERT: Don't expect Roddy White's fast start to slow down this week. In the last two games against the Eagles, White has averaged 8.5 receptions, 108.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.

Falcons Vs. Eagles

This game marks the first time since Mike Smith was hired as head coach that the Falcons are NOT playing the Chicago Bears in Week 6 of the NFL season.

Their Week 6 meeting will be 28th meeting between the Falcons and Eagles. The Falcons trail the series 11-16-1 and have lost seven of the last eight games. After beating the New Orleans Saints and Cleveland Browns, this is another opportunity for the Falcons to end a long franchise losing streak.

The Falcons record against the Eagles (by decade):

  • 2000s ...1-7
  • 1990s ...3-2
  • 1980s ...3-4
  • 1970s ...3-1-1
  • 1960s ...1-2

Average Score in all 28 meetings:

  • Falcons 16.8
  • Eagles 20.9

Average Yards:

  • Falcons 310.0
  • Eagles 322.4

Most Points Scored:

Falcons 44, Nov. 11, 1973

Highlight: The Falcons blew open a 20-20 fourth quarter tie with 24 points in the final stanza.

Eagles 38, Oct. 1, 2000 and Oct. 8, 1967


Fewest Points Scored:

Falcons 0, Oct. 5, 1986

Eagles 3, Dec. 14, 1969

Longest Streak:

  • Falcons won 3 in a row between 1978 and 1980.
  • Eagles won 4 in a row between 2000 and 2005.

Coaches:

The Eagles' Andy Reid is 121-77-1 as a head coach. He is 5-4 in Week 6 games lifetime.

Mike Smith is 24-14 as Falcons head coach and is 2-0 in Week 6 games.

Best Individual Performances Against the Eagles:

  • Passing: Jeff George, 364 yards, 1994
  • Rushing: William Andrews, 150 yards, 1983
  • Receiving: Floyd Dixon, 146 yards, 1986
  • Sacks: Chuck Smith, 3, 1994

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.