PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
The Eagles have set records for scoring in each of the last two years. And now, with all their shiny new talent, we could very well see some single season records fall again. So, I took a look at a few I think there's at least a chance could fall in 2011/2012.
Passing yards, 3,916, (McNabb 2008) - If Michael Vick stays healthy and plays all 16 games, it would be a surprise if this record does not fall. Not only was he on pace to do it last year, but 4,000 yard passers are becoming increasingly common in the NFL. Given how much the Eagles throw and how many weapons they have to throw to, this has to be the record with the best chance of falling. Last year, Vick and Kolb combined for over 4,200 yards.
Passing TDs, 32, (Jurgenson 1961) - Vick was not on a pace to throw this many TDs last year, nor did Kolb and he throw this many combined. So it seems like a stretch for Vick to get this one. Plus, we know that five or six teams at least he's going to run in a TD in the red zone rather than throw it in.
Receptions, 90, (Westbrook 2007) - If anyone is going to break this, my guess is that it would be LeSean McCoy. He caught 78 passes last year and he should be at least around that number again. I give it a 50/50 shot. Clearly he's going to get a lot of designed throws and clearly Vick looks to him as a safety valve, so he'll get the opportunities.
Receiving yards, 1,409 (Quick 1983) - Not likely. If DeSean Jackson stays healthy and has gets more receptions he might have a shot, but the Eagles probably spread the ball around too much for any one guy to get 1,400 yards.
Interceptions, 11, (Bradley 1971) - Asante Samuel led the NFL with 7 INTs last despite the fact that he was almost never thrown at. So with Nnamdi Asomugha taking one WR out of the game, it stands to reason that Asante could get more balls coming his way which usually for him means more picks. Still, 11 is a lot. Samuel's career high is 10 in a season, but the last guy to get 11 in a season was Everson Walls in 1981.