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Eagles Notebook: Johnson Makes History

Posted Dec 3, 2012

The Bryce is Right ... RB Bryce Brown has amassed 347 rushing yards in his first two starts, which leads the NFL during that span and is the second-highest total ever by an Eagle in consecutive games. Steve Van Buren combined for 379 rushing yards on 11/20/49 and 11/27/49 ... Brown’s four rushing touchdowns this season are tied for the third-most ever by an Eagles rookie ... He became the first Eagles rookie ever to score at least two touchdowns in back-to-back games and the second Eagles rookie to have back-to-back 100-yard rushing games (Charlie Garner in 1994) ... Brown eclipsed 100 yards prior to halftime of both games ... With 169 rushing yards in this game, Brown now has the two best outputs ever by an Eagles rookie and his 488 yards this season are already eighth on the team’s rookie rushing list ... The last time the Eagles had two running backs with over 450 yards in a season was 2003.

Return to Sender ... WR Damaris Johnson’s 98-yard punt return touchdown was the longest in team history, topping Vai Sikahema’s 87-yarder on 11/22/92 at NYG. According to Pro Football Reference it tied for the third-longest punt return in NFL history ... His 234 punt return yards this season are the fourth-highest total by an Eagles rookie.

The Book on the Rook ... Eagles QB Nick Foles threw for 251 yards, which is the third-highest output by an Eagles rookie. He now has 793 yards this season, which is already the fourth-highest total by an Eagles rookie and the most since Donovan McNabb’s 948 in 1999. His 81 completions are also fourth.

King Henery ... K Alex Henery connected on both of his field goals tonight and has made 21 in a row, extending his team record and marking the longest current streak in the NFL ... Henery has connected on 22-23 attempts this season (95.7%) ... Since entering the NFL in 2011, Henery is 46-50 (92.0), which makes him the second-most accurate kicker in the NFL during that span, behind only Josh Scobee (43-46, 93.5%)

Offensive Quick Hits ... The Eagles offense scored touchdowns on all three of their red zone chances, which is their first time doing so since the season finale against Dallas in 2008 ... WR Jeremy Maclin (233) moved into 19th place on the team’s all-time receptions list. He is one of four current players to rank in the team’s top 20 (DeSean Jackson, Brent Celek, Jason Avant) ... TE Brent Celek (273) moved past Wilbert Montgomery and into 13th on the team’s all-time receptions list ... The Eagles 33 points was their highest point total of the season.

Good Halftime Adjustments ... WR Riley Cooper scored his second touchdown of the season, marking the Eagles 10th score on the opening drive of the second half (five touchdowns, five field goals). The Eagles lead the NFL with 50 points on the opening drive of the second half. San Francisco is second with 48.

Defensive Nuggets ... The Eagles are the only team in the NFL that has not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season ... DE Brandon Graham registered a sack and a half, marking his first multi-sack game ... DE Trent Cole added a half sack and now has 70.0 for his career.

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