Philadelphia Eagles break the record book for the 2022 season

Posted on January 21, 2023

The Philadelphia Eagles are elite this season. Finishing 2022-2023 with a franchise-high of 14 wins, the Birds have set a number of records heading into the playoffs.

Philadelphia not only secured the NFC East, but locked in the No. 1 seed in the league. Getting a week pass due to the bye, the Eagles will now gain home field advantage as they prepare to take on the New York Giants in their first post-season game.

The closest the team has come to a season similar to this is 2017-2018 — a year that will forever go down in history as the first-ever Super Bowl win. The only difference now is, this season the players individually are strong, and together, they have become a powerhouse.


First NFL team to have four players with double-digit sacks

Week 17 was a big week for the Eagles. Philadelphia’s longest-tenured athlete, Brandon Graham, completed a career-high ten sacks, sending the Eagles into history books. The sack broke a league record for four players to have double-digit sacks in a single season.

With the regular-season complete, the four players finished with the following sack record:

  • Brandon Graham: 11
  • Javon Hargrave: 11
  • Josh Sweat: 11
  • Haason Reddick: 16

Single season sack franchise record

With the help of the fab-four above, the Eagles finished the 2022-2023 season with 70 total sacks. Philadelphia not only broke a franchise record, but they led the NFL with the most sacks this season.

Leading in the group was linebacker Haason Reddick, who was a steal this past offseason. Reddick, who was a free-agent before signing with Philadelphia, returned home in 2022 on a three-year deal. He finished with 49 total tackles (35 solo), 16 sacks, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries, ranking first in the league. He is also the first player in league history to have double-digit sacks for three consecutive seasons for three different teams.

Single season rushing touchdown franchise record

After finishing the 2021 season with the most rushing yards in the league, the Eagles had to come back in 2022 and do it again — but, this time score more. With 32 rushing touchdowns this season, quarterback Jalen Hurts led with 13, followed by running back Miles Sanders with 11.

Sanders played a career-best this season after scoring zero touchdowns last year. With 259 total attempts, the 25-year-old ran for 1,269 yards, securing his first Pro Bowl.

Single season total touchdown franchise record

Philadelphia’s 32 rushing touchdowns also contributed to a franchise record of total touchdowns made this season — 57.

Jalen Hurts finished with 22 passing touchdowns, with the additional three coming from Gardner Minshew who played while Hurts was out with a shoulder injury.

Most total points scored in a season

When tight end Zach Ertz was traded, most Eagles fans (including myself) panicked. But, the reality is, Dallas Goedert stepped up, and the front office really put in some work. With a worthy first-round draft selection and a trade for A.J. Brown, Philadelphia’s offense is now sitting in the top-five.

This season that group scored the most points in franchise history with 447. The previous record was set in 2014 when Chip Kelly was head coach.

Most receiving yards by a wide receiver in a season

A.J. Brown, who was traded from the Tennessee Titans this season, came to Philadelphia with one thing in mind — to prove Tennessee wrong. And, he did just that. In Week 18, Brown surpassed the single-season franchise record for most receiving yards (by a WR). Needing only nine yards, Brown caught a 35-yard pass in Philadelphia’s first possession of the game. The pass broke Mike Quick’s receiving yard total — a record set in the 80s.

Brown finished the 2022 regular-season with 1,496 receiving yards.

Most receptions by a wide receiver in a season

Brown’s other half, wide receiver DeVonta Smith, also set a record for the most receptions by a wide receiver. At 24 years old, Smith entered Week 18 with 88 catches, and walked out of Lincoln Financial Field with a total of 95.

The record, once held by Irving Fryar, was set in 1996.

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Alicia was born and raised in Philadelphia, becoming an avid Eagles fan as a child. She graduated from Penn State University and now works in the medical field. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and baking.

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