The Philadelphia Eagles, who are unbeaten, were trailing the Washington Commanders 20-17 at the half of their Week 10 primetime game on Monday. Tensions and feelings are growing in the city of brotherly love as their flawless 8-0 season hangs in the balance. One statistic from ESPN Stats and Information gives a scary account of how they fared versus the Commanders in the first half.
The Eagles had their fewest first-half rushes since 2004 with only four attempts. The last time this occurred was in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004, when they suffered their first loss of the year. This Eagles’ offense put up a somewhat unexpected performance. The Eagles entered Week 10 as the offensive with a top-ten team running yards per game average, per Pro Football Reference (148.8).
It will be intriguing to watch how long the unbeaten Eagles can maintain their winning record. Only three teams have maintained an unbeaten record through double-digit games since 2010. (2020 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2015 Carolina Panthers, 2011 Green Bay Packers). However, if the Eagles’ unbeaten season continues, they might join some pretty elite company.
Will the Eagles maintain their illustrious streak? The New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, who are rivals in the competitive NFC East division, are closing in on them in the standings with records of 7-2 and 6-3, respectively, should they fall short.
It is crucial for all of the teams in that division to win every game. This division race will be one to keep an eye on as November draws to a close. The Eagles’ matchup with the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11 is the following week.