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A Statistical Preview: Cardinals-Eagles

Posted Nov 13, 2011

The Eagles' all-time record versus the Cardinals is 54-55-5. The Birds from the east are hoping there will be fives across the board after Sunday’s matchup.  Here are some numbers of note to get you ready for kickoff (All rankings listed are entering this week's slate of games) ...

1. Quarterback Michael Vick is 2-0 in career vs. Arizona. In his last meeting (10/1/06 with Atlanta), he passed for 153 yards and rushed for 101 yards. He has eight games in his career with 100 passing yards and 100 rushing yards.

2. Running back LeSean McCoy is the first running back since Hall of Famer Emmit Smith (1999) to score a touchdown in each of team’s first eight games. McCoy is tied for first in the NFL with 11 touchdowns (nine rushing, two receiving). He leads the league with 64 first downs and 52 rushing first downs.

3. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson aims for his third game in a row against Arizona with a receiving touchdown. Including playoffs, he has 28 touchdowns (21 receiving, four punt return, three rushing) in his career and averages 45.2 yards per touchdown (1,265 yards on touchdowns).

4. Tight end Brent Celek had 10 catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ last meeting with the Cardinals, in the 2008 NFC Championship Game.

5. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin aims for his eighth game in row with 50 yards.

6. Cornerback Asante Samuel has an NFL-best 37 interceptions since 2006.

7. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is tied for the lead amongst NFL defensive tackles with 5 sacks.\

8. Rookie linebacker Brian Rolle had a 22-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown last week. It was his first career touchdown.

9. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was a first-round pick (16th overall) by Arizona in 2008.He played three seasons with the Cardinals (2008-10) and had 16 interceptions (including playoffs), four of which he returned for touchdowns.

10. Quarterback Kevin Kolb was a second-round pick (36th overall) by Philadelphia in 2007. He had three 300-yard passing games in 7 career starts with Eagles.

11. Running back Beanie Wells is tied for third in the NFL with 7 rushing touchdowns.

12. Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 6 receiving touchdowns in three career meetings (including playoffs) with the Eagles and aims for fourth in row vs. Philadelphia with a touchdown catch. In the 2008 NFC Championship Game, he had nine catches for 152 yards and three touchdowns.

13. WR Early Doucet is tied for second in the NFL with 16 catches on third down.

14. Cornerback and punt returner Patrick Peterson had a 99-yard punt returned for touchdown in overtime last week. It was the second-longest punt returned for touchdown in NFL history and the second ever punt returned for touchdown in overtime. Peterson is the first player ever with three punts returned for touchdowns in first eight career games.

15. Safety Adrian Wilson has 0.5 sacks in four of his last five meetings (including playoffs) with the Eagles. In the 2008 NFC Championship Game, he had two sacks. He has notched five sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble in his last five games against Philadelphia (including playoffs). Wilson is one of five safeties in NFL history with 20 sacks (22.5) and 25 interceptions (26). Since the beginning of the 2005 season, he has 19.5 sacks, the most by a defensive back in that time.

16. Since start of the 2007 season, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has 29.5 sacks, the most by a defensive tackle during that time (including playoffs).

17. Rookie linebacker Sam Acho is aiming for his fourth game in row with a sack.

18. Defensive end Calais Campbell had 1.5 sacks and blocked a field goal last week.

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