||Per Reuben Frank: The Eagles have netted 2,650 yards of offense in just six games, which puts them on pace for 7,066 yards over a full 16-game season. Only one team has ever had more yards: The 2000 Rams with Kurt Warner, Isaac Bruce, Torry Holt and Marshall Faulk at the height of their “Greatest Show on Turf” netted 7,075 yards.
||The Redskins are only giving up 16.6 points per game, good for 3rd best in the NFL (the Ravens have given up 14.2, and the Niners have given up 16.2), despite an offense that is prone to turnovers.
||Eli Manning’s numbers this season – 125 of 196 (63.8%), 1778 yards (a whopping 9.07 YPA), 11 TD, 5 INT, 101.1 rating. Before the season, if you had asked me if I’d rather have Eli Manning or Tony Romo, I’d have answered Romo, emphatically. But Eli is far outplaying Romo this season, and it’s not even close. Throw in the fact that the Giants, in addition to their regular playmakers are getting some serious play out of two very unexpected contributors, Victor Cruz and Jake Ballard, and this offense, in my opinion, is clearly better than the Cowboys’ O.
||All offseason, I made snarky little jokes about Rob Ryan installing a defense that was going to attack the line of scrimmage (what defense doesn’t attck the line of scrimmage?) and that the defense was going to be aggressive (again, what DC is going to say ‘We’re going to be passive?’). But Ryan has done a great job. The 121 points they’ve allowed don’t look so good on paper, but when you consider 21 of those are on a couple Tony Romo Pick 6’s and a blocked punt, 100 (20 ppg) is very good in today’s NFL. The defense was an outright disaster in 2010. Credit where credit is due – Ryan has been good for this team. However, they’re not closing. This unit couldn’t close against the Lions or the Pats, and even the Jets to a degree. As a result, they’re 2-3.
||Tony Romo is as up and down as they come, and while Jason Witten remains a steady, awesome player, Dez Bryant has just 2 catches in the second halves of games this season and Miles Austin struggles to stay healthy. But my biggest concern for the Boys is that they simply can’t run the ball.
||The Giants are actually somehow giving up more points per game than the Eagles. The offense is the reason this team is 3-3, er, 4-2.
||The Eagles’ D was atrocious during Philly’s 4 game losing streak, but nothing helps a struggling unit like the great Rex Grossman.
||We all saw it Sunday.