Philadelphia Eagles: Comeback Kings

Cold, Hard Football Facts for Sep 22, 2014

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 21, the third week of the 2014 season, via NFL Media services ...


  • The Philadelphia Eagles overcame a 17-7 deficit to defeat Washington 37-34. The Eagles, who overcame deficits of 17 and 14 points in their first two games, are the first team in NFL history to start 3-0 and overcome a 10+ point deficit in all three games.


  • The Dallas Cowboys erased a 21-0 deficit to defeat St. Louis 34-31. This marked the fourth time this season a team has overcome a deficit of at least 17 points to win, tied for the most through the first three weeks of a season since the 1970 merger (2011).


This is the first time each of the first three weeks of a season has had at least one 17+ point comeback win since 1982.


  • The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 26-20 in overtime. The game was the sixth Super Bowl rematch in the following regular season and the first since 1997 (Green Bay vs. New England). The defending Super Bowl champion has now won four of the six meetings in the rematch.


  • Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck completed 31 of 39 passes (79.5 percent) for 370 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Colts’ 44-17 win over Jacksonville. Luck and Pro Football Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas (November 12, 1967) are the only players in franchise history to complete at least 75 percent of his passes for 350 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game. 


  • New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for 234 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots’ 16-9 win over Oakland. The win was Brady’s 150th career victory as a starting quarterback and he joined Brett Favre (186) and Peyton Manning (169) as the only quarterbacks to accomplish the feat.  


  • Baltimore wide receiver Steve Smith had five catches for 101 yards in the Ravens’ 23-21 win at Cleveland. Smith has 290 receiving yards this season, the most by a player in his first three games with the franchise. Anquan Boldin had 287 receiving yards in his first three games with the Ravens.


  • Washington wide receiver DeSean Jackson had five catches for 117 yards and a touchdown (81 yards) in the Redskins’ loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jackson’s former team. Jackson, who had two 80+ yard touchdown catches with the Eagles, is only the third player in NFL history (Pro Football Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner and Art Powell) with an 80-yard touchdown catch both for and against a team.


Jackson, who had an 88-yard touchdown catch for Philadelphia against Washington (November 15, 2010), has accomplished the feat for and against both the Eagles and Redskins.

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