Six weeks, six surprising Eagles statistics

The Eagles head into their Sunday Night Football clash with every intention of being the first team to defeat Carolina this season. The pieces are all there and the future is starting to look bright. How bright? Well here are six of the most surprising statistics coming into week 7.

The Cooper Coupe
Cooper fell victim to a lot of criticism before the season got underway but has surprisingly been one of the most reliable and efficient receivers on the roster.  In week six that trend continued in more ways than one Not only did he score another touchdown, but he actually recorded a speed of 21.50mph whilst on his way to the end zone..

Where did Rowe go?
The Eagles Secondary has been praised by many in recent weeks with the teams two safeties ranking inside the top 5 across the league and the cornerbacks showing consistent progress. Carroll is yet to give up a touchdown, Maxwell is improving..but what happened to Eric Rowe? The rookie out of Utah played just one snap throughout the entire game on Monday Night after playing in 30 in week 5…

Sammy stay strong
Without putting a jinx on it, many had doubts over Sam Bradford being able to play a full NFL season after coming off of two torn ACL’s..he is yet to miss an Offensive snap after the opening six weeks.

Uno, dos, tres!
According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, the Eagles are ranked third…in the league… we know their Defense has been good lately but they have ranked the entire team better than Packers and the Bengals, Waiter, we will have what they’re having!

What’s your point?
According to Pro Football Reference, the Eagles are actually 7.8 points up more successful than the Panthers this season based on their “simple ranking system”. This statistic is worked out on strength of schedule and the average point difference where 0 is average. (It threw us off too). All you need to know is that the Eagles have an average 0f 8.9 and the Panthers have an average of 1.1, advantage Philadelphia..

Matthews set for breakout?
Wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught 7 passes for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns when the Eagles and Panthers last met. After a disappointing week and a wildly inconsistent start to the season, many fans and indeed fantasy owners are hoping to see Matthews break the mould with a big game against Carolina. With no Agholor, potentially no Cooper and a probable Josh Huff..this has to be the game that Matthews makes the same impact he did last season. If he does so it will be his most successful game of the year, but will history repeat itself?