Things were not looking good for the Philadelphia Eagles in their Opening Weekend NFL game against the Jacksonville Jags. The Eagles, who many pundits feel can make a little noise in the NFC this season, were at home staring at a big fat 0 on the scoreboard at the end of the first half. They trailed the Jags, who were 4-12 last season, 17-0.
Fortunately for the Eagles, they scored on their first two possessions in the second half and closed the gap to 17-14 as the fourth quarter began. They then shutout the Jags 20-0 in the final period on their way to a 34-17 win.
What is interesting about the Eagles win is that the Eagles did something in that game that has only been done 25 times previously in the NFL. With no points in the first half and finishing the game with over 30 points (34 to be exact) the Eagles became only the 26th team in NFL history to be shutout in the first half and end the game with over 30 points.
It’s also interesting to note that the last time this happened in an NFL game was last year… and it was done by the Eagles! Philly on December 8 last season was losing to the Detroit Lions 8-0 at halftime. They went on to score 34 points in the second half and won the contest 34-20.