The Eagles will have plenty to go over as they look to rebound from their loss to the Cowboys in Week 3, but one simple metric stands out: penalties.
The Eagles have been penalized early and often through their first three games, setting a dubious franchise record in the process with 35 infractions (nearly 12 per contest), according to NJ.com.
In fact, the Eagles have been penalized so often, they're currently pacing to break the single-season record of 163 (10-plus per game), set in 2011 by the Raiders.
After Monday's loss, head coach Nick Sirianni said curbing the yellow flags would be a point of emphasis.
“We have to get that fixed,” Sirianni told reporters. “That’s just us being disciplined. We’ve got to go back to work and get better at that, because that’s unacceptable. We’re all in this together. It starts with me, and it’s unacceptable on my part because we have too many penalties.”
The Eagles have been hit with a variety of penalties, though most common through Week 3 was false start (6), offensive holding (6), defensive pass interference (4), and ineligible downfield pass (4), per NFL Penalties.
“We had them on offense, and we had them on defense," Sirianni said. "I don’t think we had any pre-snap penalties on special teams. It was just my frustration with our team as a whole, and it starts with me. It’s my responsibility to get the penalty thing right. I don’t blame any player for that. We’ve just got to get better at it.”