The Philadelphia Eagles look like they’ve picked up where they left off at the end of the 2013 regular season.
They’ve now rallied late in each of their first two wins this season and got a last-second field goal to edge the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.
What a comeback
The Elias Sports Bureau notes the Eagles are the first team in NFL history to start 2-0 after trailing by 14 or more points in the second half of each game.
They are only the fourth team over the past 30 years to win consecutive games in which it trailed by 14 or more points in the second half.
Difference-maker: Darren Sproles
The 5-foot-6 Sproles made a big impact in his second game with the Eagles. He finished with a career-high 152 receiving yards, 148 of which came after the catch.
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Sproles vs. notables in 2014
It was the third most receiving yards by any player in a game this season and the fifth most by a running back in a single game in the past 15 seasons.
Elias noted Sproles had the second most receiving yards in a game in NFL history by a player 5-foot-6 or shorter. Lionel James (5-foot-6) had 168 receiving yards for the Chargers on Nov. 10, 1985, against the Raiders.
A change of plans
Nick Foles averaged 7.8 completions per game to running backs and tight ends this past season. He has 31 such completions in two games in 2014.
Foles was 15-for-19 when throwing to a running back or tight end on Monday and 6-for-18 when throwing to a running back or wide receiver.
Foles was also 5-of-5 for 115 yards against added pressure, including 2-of-2 for 41 yards on the game-winning drive.
The Colts defense was vulnerable
The Colts allowed 458 yards to the Eagles, the most they've allowed in a home game since Week 10 of 2009 against the New England Patriots. It's the most they've allowed in a home loss since the 2003 season (a 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 16).
The Colts allowed 231 yards after the catch, the most they have allowed in a game in the nine seasons in which ESPN has video-tracking data.
A tough one for Luck
Andrew Luck lost back-to-back regular-season games for the first time in his career. Luck was tied with Dan Marino for the longest streak without consecutive losses (33) to start a career since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970.
Luck threw all three of his touchdowns on passes of 5 yards or fewer downfield. Luck was limited to only two completions on six attempts of more than 10 yards beyond the line of scrimmage.