Eagles’ Head Coach Nick Sirianni: “We’re Tough. We’re Nasty. We’re Physical.”
It might have taken awhile, but the Eagles found their identity.
"We're tough. We're nasty. We're physical. That's who we are," Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni said after the teams win in Washington.
The Eagles have run their way into their playoffs behind one of the best offensive lines in all of football. The offensive line is gaining an identity for being physical. Jordan Mailata and Landon Dickerson are becoming a dominating tandem on the left side, Lane Johnson is having maybe his best season on the right side and Jason Kelce is the anchor of it all.
Following Sunday's 118-yard rushing performance in Washington, Philadelphia has now produced 2,566 rushing yards this season, which is tied with 2013 for the 2nd-highest total in single-season team history. Heading into the 2021 finale against the Cowboys, the Eagles are only 42 yards shy of breaking their 1949 record (2,607).
The Eagles have rushed for 100 yards or more in 11 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL as well as the team’s longest streak since a 19-game stretch from 11/7/10-11/20/11.
Over the teams first seven weeks of the season, the team ran 163 times for 817 yards (116.7 yards per game). Of those 817 yards, 300 came from Jalen Hurts on 53 carries.
Since the Week 8 meeting with Las Vegas, Philadelphia has averaged over 200 yards rushing per game, going 7-2 during that time and landing them in the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons.