The Philadelphia Eagles were one of the NFL’s most dominant teams during the 2022 regular season.
Their potent offense, paired with elite lines on both sides of the ball, made them a nightmare situation for any opponent.
Ahead of the Super Bowl, one NFL insider discussed the Eagles’ efficiency, especially on fourth down.
The Eagles scored more points off of drives where they went for it on 4th down than any team in the NFL—or any team *this century.* Nick Sirianni’s aggression is a huge edge in a game where possessing the football means everything. pic.twitter.com/AJEhORTW81
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) February 8, 2023
Under Nick Sirianni, the Eagles have been aggressive, especially on fourth down.
Fourth-down conversions led to touchdowns.
The Eagles converted 68.75 percent of the time on fourth down during the regular season, which was the fourth-best mark in the league.
Interestingly enough, the Kansas City Chiefs were the second-best team in the league in this metric, converting 75 percent of the time.
When the Eagles were aggressive on fourth down, it paid off.
During the regular season, the Eagles averaged 3.6 touchdowns per game, which was the best mark across the entire league.
Heading into the Super Bowl, both the Eagles and the Chiefs are coming off a great victory in their respective conference championships.
Will the opportunistic Eagles be able to continue their high fourth-down conversion rate?
More importantly, will they dare to go for it during the Super Bowl, a one-and-done game?
That remains to be seen.
Leading into the game, all we know is that their offense has been aggressive throughout the season.
When something is working, teams don’t like to go away from it.
For the Eagles, being aggressive on fourth down has worked for them thus far in the season.
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