With nine weeks in the books and nine weeks to go, the 2023 NFL regular season is halfway there. As the Philadelphia Eagles enter their bye week, we take a look at some of the records some of their players and coaches could break this season.
• Jalen hurts has 2,347 passing yards, putting him on pace for 4,433 passing yards this season. The Eagles’ single-season rushing record is currently held by Carson Wentz, who rushed for 4,039 yards in 2019.
• Hurts has already passed Randall Cunningham for the most rushing TDs by a quarterback in team history this season. He has 33 career rushing TDs. Here are the all-time quarterback rushing TD leaders:
Should Hurts stay healthy, he will likely be in the top five of the above list at the end of the season at age 25.
• Hurts has 7 rushing TDs so far this season, bringing his total to 13, the same number as in 2022. The NFL record for a QB in a season is 14, held by Cam Newton. (If you include the playoffs, Hurts holds that record with 18 rushing TDs in 2022.)
• AJ Brown has 1,005 receiving yards, which puts him on pace for the 1898 season. The Eagles’ single-season receiving yards record is already held by Brown, who had 1,496 receiving yards in 2022. The NFL single-season receiving yards record is held by Calvin Johnson, who had 1,964 receiving yards in 2012. The all-time record five receiving yards seasons:
|Calvin Johnson, Lions, 2012||1964|
|Cooper Kupp, Rams. 2021||1947|
|Julio Jones, Falcons, 2015||1871|
|Jerry Rice, 49ers, 1995||1848|
|Antonio Brown, Steelers, 2015||1834|
If Brown maintains his current pace, he will finish third on this list.
• Brown has 67 receptions, putting him on pace for 127 this season. The Eagles’ single-season receiving record is held by Zach Ertz, who had 116 receptions in 2018. If he keeps up this pace, he will also crack the NFL’s all-time top 10 list:
|Michael Thomas, Saints, 2019||149|
|Cooper Kupp, Rams, 2021||145|
|Marvin Harrison, Colts, 2002||143|
|Julio Jones, Falcons, 2015||136|
|Antonio Brown, Steelers, 2015||136|
|Antonio Brown, Steelers, 2014||129|
|Justin Jefferson, Vikings, 2022||128|
|Stefon Diggs, Bills, 2020||127|
|Michael Thomas, Saints, 2018||125|
• Reed Blankenship He leads all NFL safeties with 10 pass breakups despite missing two games. He is on pace for 19 pass breakups. This is a newer statistic, as the NFL only started counting pass breakups in 1999. The only NFL safety since 1999 to have 20 or more pass breakups in a season is Brian Dawkins, who had 24 in 1999 and 2005.
• Jake Elliott has 80 points, putting him at 151 points this season. The Eagles’ single-season scoring leader is Cody Parkey, who had 150 points in 2014.
• Brandon Graham played 187 games for the Eagles during his career. He is just one step shy of the team record currently held by David Akers, who played 188 games for the Eagles. Jason Kelce (185 games played) and Fletcher Cox (181 games played) Akers will also catch this season if they stay healthy.
• Kelce has played in 148 consecutive games for the Eagles. Earlier this season, he broke Jon Runyan’s streak of 144 consecutive games.
• Nick Sirianni currently holds the record for the best winning percentage among Eagles head coaches who have coached at least one full season. The Eagles have three undefeated interim coaches – Bo McMillin (2-0), Fred Bruney (1-0) and Pat Shurmur (1-0).
At 31-12, Sirianni has a career winning percentage of .721. Greasy Neale had a record of 63-43-5 (.590) and Andy Reid had a record of 130-93-1 (.583). Even if the Eagles finish the 2023 season 0-8, Sirianni will still hold the record for the best winning percentage in Eagles history.
MORE: Summary of the Eagles’ power rankings
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