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Eagles-Falcons Nuggets

Here are some interesting nuggets to get you ready for football on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles lead the all-time series with the Atlanta Falcons 14-10-1, and have won five of the last six meetings between the two teams. Of course, the most memorable of those recent victories came in the 2004 season, when the Eagles defeated Atlanta 27-10 to win the NFC Championship.

Head coach Andy Reid is 7-1 against Atlanta in his 11-plus year career with Philadelphia, marking his highest winning percentage against any opponent whom Reid has faced more than five times.

The last time Atlanta traveled north to the City of Brotherly Love, running back Brian Westbrook had a career-high 167 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles defeated the Falcons 27-14 in 2008.

Eagles Notes

In his past two games, running back LeSean McCoy has 312 scrimmage yards (156 rush, 156 rec.) and a touchdown. He's the only player in the NFL with 350 rushing yards (365) and 200 receiving yards (218).

Cornerback Asante Samuel had an interception in last home meeting vs. Atlanta. He has 30 interceptions since 2006, the most in the NFL.

Defensive end Juqua Parker has six sacks in his past seven games. He had a sack and forced fumble in last meeting vs. Atlanta.

Safety Quintin Mikell had 52-yard fumble returned for a touchdown last week after rookie defensive end Brandon Graham (1st round) had a sack and forced fumble.

Falcons Notes

Quarterback Matt Ryan is from Exton, Pa. and attended William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. He passed for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns in his only game vs. Phi. In his career, has posted 100 rating 11 times and Falcons are 11-0 in those games.

Running back Michael Turner rushed for 140 yards last week. When he has 22 carries, his teams are 14-1 (.933).

The Falcons are 8-1 when defensive end John Abraham has two-or-more sacks, which he had in last week's win over Cleveland.

Receiver Roddy White had 5 catches for 101 yards (20.2 avg.) and a touchdown (45 yards) last week. He aims for 3rd in a row vs. Phi. with 8 catches, 100 yards and a touchdown.

Linebacker Curtis Lofton had a sack and forced fumble in his last game at Phi.

-- Posted by Josh Goldman, 12:00 p.m., October 16

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