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Roob's 10 mind-boggling stats from Super Bowl LII

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Roob's 10 mind-boggling stats from Super Bowl LII

There's never been a football game played in the 98-year history of the NFL better suited for Roob's 10 Mind-Boggling Stats.
 
This one had everything.
 
So here are 10 Mind-Boggling Stats from Super Bowl LII ... plus maybe a bonus stat! 
  
1. The Eagles last Sunday became the first team in NFL history — regular season or postseason — to win a game despite allowing 600 yards. Teams allowing 600 yards are now 1-41 in NFL history. The most yards a team had previously allowed in a win is 598 by the Bills in 1992 in a 34-31 win over the 49ers at Candlestick Park (and, yes, both teams have Frank Reich in common). The most yards a team had previously allowed in a playoff win is 545, which the Steelers gained in a 45-42 loss to the Jaguars last month at Heinz Field.
 
2. Tom Brady's 505 passing yards were the most ever in a playoff game, breaking the record of 489 set by Bernie Kosar of the Browns in a 1986 wild card win over the Jets in Cleveland. The most previous yards against the Eagles in any game was 446 (Jon Kitna of the Lions in a 56-21 loss in 2007) and the most in a playoff game was 316 by Daunte Culpepper of the Vikings in 2004.
 
3. The Patriots' 613 yards are the most the Eagles have allowed in 51 years, since they gave up 652 to the Cowboys in a 56-7 loss at the Cotton Bowl in 1966.
 
4. Before Sunday, six receivers had gained 116 or more yards against the Eagles in 42 playoff games in franchise history. On Sunday, three did it. Danny Amendola (152 yards), Chris Hogan (128 yards) and Rob Gronkowski (116 yards) became the first trio ever with 116 or more yards against the Eagles in the same game or in a Super Bowl.
 
5. The Eagles totaled 538 yards of offense Sunday, 10th-most in franchise history, 11th-most in NFL postseason history and fourth-most in Super Bowl history — but still got outgained by 75 yards.
 
6. The Eagles and Patriots combined for 1,151 yards, the most in NFL history in any game — regular season or postseason. The previous high was 1,133 in a Yanks-Rams game at Yankee Stadium in 1950 (the Yanks were owned by Ted Collins, who was Kate Smith's manager). The two teams also combined for 874 passing yards (ninth-most in NFL history).
 
7. The Eagles converted 10 of 16 third downs, or 63 percent. The NFL does not list an official Super Bowl record for third-down conversions, but that is the highest conversion percentage since at least 1980, which is as far back as the NFL has official Super Bowl gamebooks available on its website.
 
8. A couple crazy Corey Clement stats. Clement's 100 receiving yards are fourth-most in Super Bowl history by a rookie and most ever by a rookie running back, breaking the record of 66 set in 2006 by Joseph Addai of the Colts. The previous high for most receiving yards in a Super Bowl by an undrafted rookie running back was set by C.J. Anderson, who had one catch for 14 yards in the final seconds of the Broncos' 43-8 loss to the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII after the 2013 season. The only other Eagles rookie back with 100 receiving yards in any game was Herman Hunter, who had a 120-yard game against the Cards in 1985. The only other Eagles rookies with 100-yard playoff games were Keith Jackson in 1988 (142 in the Fog Bowl vs the Bears) and Jeremy Maclin (146 vs. the Cowboys in 2009). The previous high for receiving yards by an Eagles rookie running back in a playoff game was … 31 by Clement against the Falcons. Before that it was Ted Dean's 22 yards in the 1960 NFL Championship Game against the Packers at Franklin Field, including the game-winning touchdown.
 
9. The Patriots became only the eighth team in NFL history with 500 passing yards and 100 rushing yards in a game. They are the first to do it in a playoff game and the first to do it and lose.
 
10. Trey Burton became the first tight end to throw a touchdown pass in any game in 15 years, since Bubba Franks of the 2002 Packers threw a 31-yarder to Donald Driver against the Panthers. Backup quarterback on that team? Doug Pederson. Burton also became only the third undrafted player ever to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. The others are Kurt Warner and Jake Delhomme.
 
11. OK, one more … With LeGarrette Blount (14-for-90) and Jay Ajayi (9-for-57), the Eagles became the first team in history with two running backs averaging 6.0 yards per carry (minimum eight carries) in the same Super Bowl. Only 11 others have ever done it in all 51 previous Super Bowls combined.

Eagle Eye podcast: A huge extension for Brandon Brooks

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Eagle Eye podcast: A huge extension for Brandon Brooks

On the latest Eagle Eye podcast presented by Nissan, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro react to Brandon Brooks’ four-year extension worth over $56 million. 

Brooks will go down as one of the best free agent pickups in Eagles history. Jordan Matthews is back yet again. The receivers could definitely use some help. The secondary looks a little more solid. 

The Eagles find themselves in a good position after the bye.

• Brandon Brooks gets an extension
• Jordan Matthews x3 
• Yes, we’re talking about WRs again 
• The division is there for the taking 
• A look at the secondary down the stretch
• Everyone have a good bye week? 

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Eagles sign Brandon Brooks to 4-year contract extension

Eagles sign Brandon Brooks to 4-year contract extension

The Eagles on Monday locked up all-pro guard Brandon Brooks with a contract extension that runs through 2024 and makes him the highest-paid guard in the NFL.

The 30-year-old Brooks, who has made a remarkable recovery from Achilles surgery, was already signed through 2020. The new deal runs from 2021 through 2024.

According to AthletesFirst, the agency that represents Brooks, the deal is worth $56.2 million over four years.

That $14.05 million annual average makes Brooks the highest-paid guard in the NFL, just ahead of Zach Martin of the Cowboys, whose six-year, $84 million deal signed last year is worth $14 million per year.

Brooks had been signed through 2020 with base salaries of $8 million this year and $7.5 million next year on his original five-year, $40 million deal with the Eagles.

Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland said Brooks is having the best year of his career.

I see a locked in guy,” Stoutland said. “I see a guy that’s just zoned in on what he’s doing from each play. I’m very, very happy with his production, with his level of execution and all the technique that we’re teaching him, he applies it all. He’s a smart man.

Brooks suffered a torn Achilles on Jan. 13 during the Eagles’ playoff loss to the Saints at the Superdome.

But he returned to practice the week before the opener and hasn’t missed a step. After playing 54 of a possible 74 snaps in the opener against the Redskins — he rested late in the game once the Eagles had a double-digit lead — he’s played all 564 snaps in the last eight games at right guard.

What’s stood out about Brooks’ miracle recovery?

The way he just embraced that whole situation and fought through all the adversity and came back with such a positive attitude,” Stoutland said Monday. “I never once saw him down in the tank, worrying about him or ‘why me?’ or any of that. … The approach he had was always positive and, ‘My mission is to get back for that first game,’ and he was able to do that. He’s having the best season of his life right now. It’s a credit to him, it’s well-deserved. He’s a tremendous member of our team. Unbelievable attitude. I love the way he prepares and most especially the way he performs on Sunday.

Brooks, Malcolm Jenkins and Jason Kelce are the only players to start all 46 games the Eagles have played since opening day of 2017.

Brooks initially joined the Eagles in 2016 as a free agent from the Texans, and quickly emerged as one of the greatest free agent signings in franchise history.

He made his first two Pro Bowls in 2017 and 2018 in his sixth and seventh NFL seasons and is on track to make a third straight.

No guard in Eagles history has ever made three Pro Bowls. Brooks, Shawn Andrews and Evan Mathis each made three.

The Eagles now have 26 players under contract through 2021, 14 through 2022 and five through 2023. Brooks is the only player on the roster signed through 2024.

On the offensive line, Isaac Seumalo and Andre Dillard are signed through 2022 and Lane Johnson and Kelce through 2021.

Jason Peters and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are currently due to become unrestricted free agents after this season.

Among those under contract through at least 2021 are Carson Wentz, Miles Sanders, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Malik Jackson, Avonte Maddox and T.J. Edwards.

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