Eagles vs. Patriots: 10 stats to know for Week 1

The Eagles are set to start preparation for their season opener on Sunday afternoon against the Patriots on the road.

Philadelphia is a popular Super Bowl hopeful and one of the best teams in the NFL, and they return the league’s most explosive offense.

Defensive coordinator Sean Desai will unveil a retooled unit that now includes Jalen Carter, Nolan Smith, Eli Ricks and others.

With practice moved up for Wednesday morning, we’re looking at 10 stats to know for Week 1.

Jalen Hurts major improvement

D'Andre Swift enhances Eagles offense

Swift’s arrival was a major move by Howie Roseman and he’ll pay dividends in the passing game.

Eagles NFL's top rushing team

Jalen Hurts/Lamar Jackson

Eagles explosive

Jalen Hurts continues to evolve

The MVP runner-up had career-high 3,701 pass yards & 22 touchdown passes with 760 rush yards & 13 rushing touchdowns, the 2nd-most rush touchdowns by a quarterback in single season ever.

Hurts Became the 1st quarterback ever with 10+ rush TDs in consecutive seasons, and he now has 8 career games with 2+ rush TDs, the 2nd-most by QB all-time.

Rashaad Penny looking to explode

Penny has had success in the NFL, and if he can stay healthy behind the league’s most dominant offensive line, the sky is truly the limit.

The dynamic running back is set to make his debut with Philadelphia, and over his career, Penny has averaged 5.7 yards per carry, the highest among active RBs (min. 300 atts.).

Haason Reddick road warrior

Reddick was tied-2nd in NFL with a career-high 16 sacks in 2022, and the pass rusher has logged a a sack in 6 of his past 7 games on road.

Historic duo

Brandon Graham (70) and Fletcher Cox (65) are 1 of 2 sets of active teammates each with 65+ career sacks.

Slay is dominant

Slay had 14 passes defended in 2022 and he’s 1 of 4 active players with 2+ FR TDs (2) & 2+ INT TDs (2).

James Bradberry is dominant too

Bradberry ranked 3rd in NFL with 17 passes defended in 2022 and is only player with 10+ passes defended in each of past 7 seasons. Bradberry(99) & Slay (98) rank 1st & 2nd in passes defended since 2016.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire