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Diving Into The Numbers

  • Trent Cole has been the most prolific tackling defensive lineman in the league. Cole has 23 solo tackles and six assists, accounting for 10.1 percent of the Eagles' tackles this season. No other defensive lineman in the league has more than 10 percent of their team's tackles.
  • Cole has also recorded at least a half-sack in all four games this season.
  • DeSean Jackson is averaging 20.0 yards per reception, trailing only Miles Austin and Greg Jennings among players with at least two receptions per game.
  • Jackson is also the league's leading punt returner, averaging 19.2 yards per return, and his 85-yard punt return against the Panthers in week one is the longest punt return in the NFL this season.
  • The Eagles are currently second in the league in yards per punt return with 16.0. They trail only the Cleveland Browns, who average 16.3 yards per punt return.
  • If you needed proof that Sheldon Brown is one of the elite tacklers among NFL cornerbacks, consider this: Opposing offenses have thrown the ball short left 46 times, for an average gain of a paltry 2.43 yards, the lowest total in the league.
  • In their three victories, the most rushing yards the Eagles have allowed to a single player was Josh Johnson's 40 last Sunday.
  • The Eagles have held opposing offenses to 2.7 yards per running play up the middle, the fourth-lowest total in the league.
  • The Eagles have allowed the third-fewest yards per game in the league (272.3).
  • The Eagles are second in the league in scoring, putting up 31.8 points per game. They trail only the New Orleans Saints, who have averaged 36.0 points per game.
  • The Eagles are currently fifth in yards per offensive play with 5.9.
  • The Eagles have rushed the ball to the right end 30 times, the highest number in the league.
  • Sheldon Brown has played in 116 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak among cornerbacks (Ronde Barber, 181).
  • Mike Patterson has played in 68 consecutive games, the second-longest active streak among defensive tackles (Darnell Dockett, 84).

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 3:20 p.m., October 13

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