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Notebook: Maclin Joins Impressive Group

Posted Dec 24, 2012

Here are the news and notes for the Eagles following Sunday's game against the Redskins ...

Foles' Assault On The Record Book ... QB Nick Foles posted his second-career 300-yard passing game with 345 yards on 32 of 48 passing. He now owns the two highest passing performances ever by an Eagles rookie in terms of both yards and completions ... Foles has 1,699 yards this season, supplanting John Reaves (1,508 in 1972) for the most yards ever by an Eagle in his rookie season. He also holds the records for attempts (265) and completions (161). His six passing touchdowns this season tie him with Davey O’Brien for the third-most ever by an Eagles rookie. 

Mac Attack ... WR Jeremy Maclin led the team with 116 yards and a touchdown, marking his third 100-yard game of the season, the 10th of his career, and his third against Washington. He leads the team with six touchdown receptions this season ... Maclin became the eighth wide receiver in NFL history to amass at least 55 catches and 750 yards in each of his first four seasons, joining Gary Clark, Larry Fitzgerald, Joey Galloway, Marvin Harrison, Keyshawn Johnson, Sterling Sharpe and Randy Moss ... In just his fourth season, Maclin already ranks 17th on the franchise’s all-time receptions list (254) and 14th in yards (3,431).

McCoy’s Return ... After missing four games due to a concussion, RB LeSean McCoy totaled 122 total yards from scrimmage in his return to the lineup (45 rushing, 77 receiving). He also led the team with nine catches ... In his seven career games against Washington, he has accumulated 43 receptions for 373 yards ... McCoy now has 3,821 career rushing yards, moving past Ricky Watters and into sixth place on the team’s all-time list ... With 1,040 touches in his career, McCoy ranks eighth on the team’s all-time list.

Offensive Quick Hits ... TE Brent Celek moved past Duce Staley and into 11th on the team’s all-time receptions list with 277 ... Since 2011, the Eagles have scored a league-leading 148 points in the final two minutes of each half ... The Eagles were 3-4 on fourth-down opportunities and are now 12-20 on the season ... RB Dion Lewis scored his second-career touchdown on a 17-yard scamper in the fourth quarter, which was his first play of the game. Both of his scores have come in the home finale against the Redskins.

Defensive Nuggets ... CB Brandon Boykin posted his first-career sack and forced fumble, becoming the 11th different Eagle with a quarterback takedown this season ... S Colt Anderson tallied his first-career interception.

Birdseed ... FB/TE Emil Ignwenagu made his first NFL start, becoming the 10th Eagle to do so this season.

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