Passing Yards: 275.0 yards (9th)
Rushing Yards: 145.0 yards (8th)
Opponent Passing Yards: 242.0 yards (18th)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 64.0 yards (5th)
Nick Foles will be looking to forget his rough first half last week against Jacksonville in which he committed three turnovers and build off the strong second half where he threw two touchdowns. Overall, he was 27-for-45 (60.0%) for 322 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He will need to get rid of the ball faster than he did against Jacksonville.
The Eagles running backs made an impact in Week 1 but it wasn't LeSean McCoy who got the team started, it was Darren Sproles. Sproles rushed 11 times for 71 yards and a big 49-yard touchdown to open up the scoring for the Eagles. McCoy still put up 115 all-purpose yards (74 rushing, 41 receiving).
Philadelphia only had two running backs active in Week 1 but Chris Polk is recovering from his hamstring injury and is officially listed as probable.
Sunday was the first look the Eagles had at the post-DeSean Jackson wide receivers. Riley Cooper didn't contribute much catching just four of the eight passes slung his way for 29 yards. Jordan Matthews caught two passes for 37 yards in his NFL debut but most eyes were on Jeremy Maclin. Maclin had a quiet afternoon until he caught a 68-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles the lead. He ended up with four catches for 97 yards and that touchdown.
Zach Ertz figured to play a much larger role in the Eagles offense this season and he certainly made himself known on Sunday with three catches for 77 yards and a big touchdown. All of Ertz's receptions went for 20+ yards. Brent Celek also hauled in three passes for 15 yards.
The offensive line played all 16 games together last season, anchored by Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters and Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis. That all went south early in Week 1. Mathis went down with a knee injury and will be out until November 10th at the earliest. Allen Barbre, who started for the suspended Lane Johnson at right tackle, went down with a high-ankle sprain and is out for the season.
The team signed guard Wade Smith this week. Andrew Gardner will fill-in at right tackle where he struggled a bit against Jacksonville. Smith or Dennis Kelly will start at left guard. A player to watch is Peters as he looked ordinary on Sunday against the Jaguars pass rush.
The Eagles defensive line played great against the Jaguars. Fletcher Cox was tied for the team-lead with six tackles while anchoring the Eagles run defense. Cox also scored a touchdown on a fumble return late in the fourth quarter. Bennie Logan and Cedric Thornton both recorded two tackles while playing well against the pass and the rush.
Mychal Kendricks was fabulous against the Jaguars. He was all over the field and utilized in a variety of ways by defensive coordinator Billy Davis. Kendricks was tied with Cox for the team-lead with six total tackles but he also recorded a sack and a pass defended. His speed was a weapon on Sunday, especially when blitzing.
Outside Trent Cole played well on Sunday with four total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble that was taken in for a touchdown. Connor Barwin recorded two tackles and knocked a pass down at the line of scrimmage. Brandon Graham recorded four tackles while Vinny Curry had three. Both players were effective in the pass rush.
The Eagles safeties looked average on Sunday. Nate Allen recorded a sack but also was caught in space a few times and exposed by Chad Henne and Allen Hurns of all people. Malcolm Jenkins didn't have his best game either.
Bradley Fletcher had a good game for the Eagles whereas Cary Williams did not. Williams gave too much space underneath allowing Henne to find open receivers. Brandon Boykin played well and will have his hands full in the slot against Indianpolis as the Colts heavily utilize slot receivers in the passing game.
Cody Parkey made his debut on Sunday drilling his first career NFL field goal from 51 yards to tie the game in the fourth quarter. He also made a 28-yarder going 2-for-2. Perhaps most impressive was five of his seven kickoffs went for touchbacks while the other two were returned to the 13 and 14 yard lines, respectively. Donnie Jones averaged 38.3 yards per punt on his six punts in Week 1.
Passing Yards: 354.0 yards (2nd)
Rushing Yards: 54.0 yards (29th)
Opponent Passing Yards: 259.0 yards (23rd)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 102.0 yards (15th)
Andrew Luck is the man in Indianapolis. Luck went 35-for-53 (66.1%) for 370 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos. The Colts fell behind 24-0 which explains the heavy aerial attack from the Colts. Luck is not afraid to throw it down field and will utilize his legs to create time in and out of the pocket.
Indianapolis was ineffective on the ground against Denver. They put up just 54 rushing yards, with 19 of them coming from Luck. Trent Richardson carried six times for 20 yards while Ahmad Bradshaw rushed three times for 15 yards. Indianapolis as a team averaged just three yards per carry in Week 1.
Bradshaw did catch five passes for 70 yards while Richardson caught three for 31 yards.
Reggie Wayne is still getting it done for the Colts even at age 35 and coming off of a torn ACL. Wayne caught a team-high nine passes for a team-leading 98 yards against Denver. Receiver T.Y. Hilton was kept in check catching just five passes for 41 yards with a long of nine yards. Former-Giants wide out Hakeem Nicks made his debut with the Colts last week catching five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown.
Luck utilizes his tight ends - Dwayne Allen and Stanford teammate Coby Fleener. Allen caught four passes on Sunday for 64 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown reception. Fleener caught three passes for 21 yards but was targeted a total of eight times.
The Colts offensive line isn't great. Left tackle Anthony Costanzo and right tackle Gosder Cherilus are solid tackles but they lack elite skill on the inside with rookie Jack Mewhort and Hugh Thornton at guard. Cherilus was whistled for one penalty last week but allowed four quarterback hurries.
Indianapolis' 3-4 defensive line is big but they are bruised. The only defensive lineman to record more than one tackle in Week 1, Arthur Jones, is questionable with a shoulder injury. Jones recorded four tackles against Denver. Josh Chapman is also questionable with an ankle injury.
The Indianapolis linebackers took a hit this week losing Jerrell Freeman with a hamstring injury. Freeman recorded seven total tackles in Week 1 and his loss will be felt as he was arguably the Colts' best linebacker against the pass. Losing Freeman should open up some space for Matthews, Ertz, McCoy and Sproles.
Safety LaRon Landry was an impact player for Indianapolis last week leading the team with eight total tackles (seven solo). Landry played well but he was no match for Denver tight end Julius Thomas, who caught three touchdown passes.
Cornerback Vontae Davis defended two passes last week and will likely be matched up against one of the Eagles' top two receivers, Jeremy Maclin or Riley Cooper. Greg Toler will cover whichever one Davis is not. Darius Butler will handle the slot duties.
Ageless wonder Adam Vinatieri made his only field goal attempt on Sunday, a 25-yarder. He will be kicking for the Colts. Pat McAfee averaged 49.8 yards on four punts last week and will likely play a big role in the field position game.