Originally Posted by milkman
Let me go at this from another angle.
In the last 10 years, a quick search (so I might have missed something) shows that the Eagles have more than 430 rushing attempts as a team in a season only once.
The Patriots, in that same time span, with the best QB in the game, have attempted fewer than 430 only once.
Margin of victory could have played a part in scewing those stats. I didn't look it up so I could be completely wrong, but I would think that NE had quite a few more blowout wins than Philly during this time span. When you are playing with a substantial lead, you tend to run the ball more. Now I agree that Reid prefers to throw the ball and I admittedly didn't look it up, but stats almost always don't tell the entire story.