Here are some news and notes following Sunday's game against the Giants ...
Point Taken ... The Eagles defense has now held its opponents to 21 points or less in each of the last four games. The only other team to do so during that span is Kansas City. Green Bay has done so the last three weeks and plays later tonight at Minnesota.
Divisional D ... This year, the Eagles have held NFC East QBs to a combined 70.4 quarterback rating, completing just 107 of 187 passes (57.2%), while throwing for 1,226 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions ... The Eagles defense has also limited NFC East teams to 289 rush yards on 92 attempts for an average of just 3.1 yards per carry and 72.3 yards per game.
Defensive Turnaround ... The Eagles defense has vastly improved over the last four games, holding opponents to just 18.3 points and 356.8 yards per game, compared to 27.5 and 446.8 over the first four games.
|A Better Month For The 'D'|
|Stat||First Four Games||Last Four Games|
|Rushing Yards Per Game||121.8||77.3|
Crush the Rush ... The Eagles have not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season and just two in the last 27 games (Ahmad Bradshaw on 12/30/12 at NYG and Doug Martin on 12/9/12 at TB). They've also held opponents to under 100 total rushing yards in five of eight games this season and four in a row.
Moving On Up ... With 6,472 career yards from scrimmage, RB LeSean McCoy surpassed Mike Quick for seventh on the team's all-time list ... WR DeSean Jackson moved out of a tie with Bobby Walston for seventh place in team history with 319 career receptions.
Birdseed ... LB Najee Goode recovered a fumble and scored his first-career touchdown. It marked the first fumble return score by an Eagle since Juqua Parker on 12/18/11 vs. NYJ and the first on special teams since Matt Ware's blocked field goal return on 10/23/05 vs. SD ... DE Fletcher Cox picked up his third sack of the season, tying him with LB Connor Barwin for the team lead ... LB Emmanuel Acho made his NFL debut ... LB Trent Cole played in his 132nd career game, moving into a tie for 20th on the Eagles all-time list with Pete Retzlaff and John Bunting ... P Donnie Jones' 45.3-yard gross punting average ranks as the third-best single-season average in Eagles history. His 39.4-yard net average ranks as the best in team history since the stat was tracked in 1976.
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