This week's stat has to do with the Eagles young players. When I say "young" players I don't just mean young in terms of their time in the NFL, they're young in age. Even for rookies there they're young. Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy both declared for the NFL draft as juniors and are both still just 21 years old... and they're shaping up to be some of the best 21 year olds to ever play the game.
LeSean McCoy is the 25th player in NFL history to rush for 500 yards in a season before his 22nd birthday, and Jeremy Maclin is the 11th player in NFL history with 500 receiving yards in a season before his 22nd birthday.
The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to have a running back and a wide receiver with 500 yards apiece in the same season before their 22nd birthdays.
The article also mentions that if Maclin keeps on his current pace he'll have the second most yards for a 21 year old ever behind only Randy Moss. That said, Vikings rookie Percy Harvin would be there as well if he keeps up his pace.
Comcast is carrying the new NFL Red Zone channel. NFL Red Zone lets you follow all the red zone action on NFL Sunday as it happens. When a team gets inside the twenty, the network cuts to that game. It's a fantasy player's dream.
They don't ever break for commercials and the action literally never stops. They don't just limit it to red zone trips either... I was watching last weekend and they would show any game live if no team happened to be in the red zone. This is probably the best thing ever invented for an NFL fan that's looking for something to flip to when the Eagles game goes to commercials...
Last week, our pal Chris Haines gave a pretty good endorsement of Red Zone
This RedZone channel was the only reason I got to see Vince Young’s epic drive and silly pass against the Cardinals. It really is awesome.
That was an epic drive.