Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: The Eagles offense is adjusting to Nick Foles
At the Philadelphia Eagles are to beat the New England Patriots and win their first ever super violence and Dave their stout defense will have to show up one more time. Philadelphia into the regular season with the fourth best defense in the league according to ESPN's efficiency metrics. And they're going to be tested against the patriots unit that ranked number one and often and if you'll remember just took down on the number one ranked defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars two weeks ago. On the other side of the ball Philadelphia at the ninth most efficient offense in the league during the regular season and the Patriots defense only ranked 44 and efficiency during the regular season. Now the Eagles still only have a 42% chance of beating the patriots according to 538 fuel model. But what else is in it. Eagles have been underdogs in all of their playoff games according to Las Vegas books there's a reason Philly fans have bought up the world's supply of those creepy creepy doctor. Asked whether underdog status has more than a little to do with nick foals being under center. Also done more than its fair share to help solidify expectations in the playoffs with a little help from coach Doug Peterson. Rather than forcing polls to play the same way as whence did when he was building his MVP candidacy. Peterson adjusted the eagles' offense shifting from downfield bombs too much shorter throws and screen passes that plea to polls this thing. But the once under center during the regular season the Eagles offense averaged nine point seven your yards per attempt which was third in the league. But with both in the playoffs that numbers drop all the way down to seven point one air yards for a ten but they're making up for after the past. With the winds Eagles receivers only averaged 98 point six yards after the catch per game which was one of the lowest in the lead. And that number has ballooned up to a 164. Point five yards after the catch per game in the play out. It's our coach Peterson will be utilizing a similar offense on Sunday in the hopes that polls can deliver one more win for the and.
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