By Sarah Berkowitz
Eagles fans are well aware of how successful their former coach Andy Reid was after bye weeks: EXTREMELY!
Now lets see how he does with a bye in the playoffs as he prepares his Kansas City Chiefs to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend.
This is how he did in Philly with a playoff bye when the Birds finally played:
|Team||Year||Opponent||Line||Opp. PPG (Rank)||Turnover Diff.||Score (Result)|
|Eagles||2002||ATL||PHI -7.5||25.1 (5th)||+2||20-6 (W)|
|Eagles||2003||GB||PHI -4.0||27.6 (4th)||0||20-17 (W-OT)|
|Eagles||2004||MIN||PHI -8.0||25.3 (6th)||+1||27-14 (W)|
That’s the Michael Vick-led Falcons, the Brett Favre-ledPackers and the Daunte Culpepper/Randy Moss-led Vikings in three straight seasons to start the playoffs.
These were all top-10 offenses in the respective years that Reid’s teams played them. Holding those three teams to a total of 37 points in three different years is a remarkable feat.