The Eagles' first season under Chip Kelly has been a massive success so far. On a team level, this group won 10 games and earned a playoff berth by winning the NFC East. Beyond the team level, a number of Eagles players experienced record breaking achievements. It's amazing to see the kind of impact Kelly has had on this team. And it's only "Year One"!
Take a look at these numbers from the Eagles' regular season. Courtesy of the Eagles stats department:
Single-Season Records – Team
Points – 442 (previous record was 439 in 2010)
Total Net Yards – 6676, (previous record was 6386 in 2011)
Touchdowns – 53, (previous record was 50 set in 1948)
Passing Yards – 4406 (previous record was 4380 set in 2009)
Fewest Turnovers – 19 (previous record was 22 set in 2003 and 2004)
Single-Season Records – Individual
Rushing Yards – 1,607 by LeSean McCoy (previous record was 1,512 by Wilbert Montgomery in 1979)
Scrimmage Yards – 2,146 by LeSean McCoy (previous record was 2,104 by Brian Westbrook in 2007)
QB Rating – 119.2 by Nick Foles (previous record was 104.7 by Donovan McNabb in 2004)
Completion % - 64.04 by Nick Foles (previous record was 63.96 by Donovan McNabb in 2004)
INT% - 0.63 by Nick Foles (previous record was 1.5% by Donovan McNabb in 2007)
Punts downed inside the 20 – 33 by Donnie Jones (previous record was 31 by Jeff Feagles in 1993)
Net Punting Average – 40.5 by Donnie Jones (previous record was 39.0 by Sav Rocca in 2010)
Single-Game Eagles Records
Passing touchdowns – 7 by Nick Foles on 11/3 at Oak. (tied an Eagles and NFL record)
QB rating – 158.3 by Nick Foles on 11/3 at Oak.
Completion percentage – 84% (21 of 25) by Nick Foles on 12/22 vs. Chi.
Rushing yards – 217 by LeSean McCoy on 12/8 vs. Det.
Here are some other interesting things of note from the Eagles 2013 campaign:
• The Eagles have earned 12 playoff appearances and won seven division titles since Jeffrey Lurie took over as the team's owner in 1995. During that span only three teams have more playoff appearances (including just one NFC team): Indianapolis (15), New England (14), and Green Bay (14). Just four teams (one NFC team) have more division titles: New England (13), Green Bay (10), Indianapolis (9), and Pittsburgh (9)
• Chip Kelly is the first rookie head coach in Eagles history to win the division in his first year on the job. Kelly also became the second head coach since the merger to win a division title in his first season on a NFL coaching staff. Barry Switzer also did so in 1994 as the head coach of the Cowboys.
• For the season, Nick Foles threw 27 touchdowns and just two interceptions. In doing so, he posted the best TD/INT ratio in NFL history and became the only quarterback to throw over 20 touchdowns and fewer than two interceptions. Foles’ 0.63% interception percentage ranks as the third-lowest in NFL history. Foles is currently the franchise’s all-time leader in QB rating (101.0) and completion percentage (62.5). He also set the single-season franchise mark in completion percentage (64.0).
• LeSean McCoy finished the season as the NFL’s leader in rushing yards (1,607) and scrimmage yards (2,146 yards), while setting the team record in both categories ... It marks the first time an Eagle led the league in both categories since Stave Van Buren in 1947. The Eagles are now 16-3 in McCoy’s 19 career 100-yard games, which rank tied with Steve Van Buren for the third-most in franchise history.
• Foles and McCoy became the first duo in NFL history to lead the league in quarterback rating and rushing yards
• Mychal Kendricks became just the third player in team history to have at least four sacks and three interceptions in a season, joining William Thomas (1996) and Seth Joyner (1991 and 1992).
• The Eagles offensive line started all 16 games together this season, their first time doing so since 2006.
• With 98 plays of 20-plus yards in 2013, the Eagles had the most such plays in a single season since the stat started being recorded by Stats Inc. in 1995. They surpassed the previous record of 96 by the 2001 St. Louis Rams
• The Eagles set a team record in 2013 for fewest turnovers in a season after surrendering just 19 giveaways on the year, which beat the previous record of 22 set in 2003 and 2004. The Eagles have tallied at least one takeaway in 12 straight games, their first time doing so in a 12-game stretch since 2004 during a 15-game span.
• With 4,110 passing yards and 2,566 rushing yards in 2013, the Eagles became the second team in NFL history to post 4000+ passing yards and 2400+ rushing yards in one season, joining the 1998 San Francisco 49ers (4256 passing, 2544 rushing).
• The Eagles became the first NFL team since the 1991 Buffalo Bills to lead the league in rushing while ranking last in time of possession (26:24)