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Can The Eagles Keep Up The Pressure?

                     Nine sacks shared by six players isn't going to happen every week. It may not even happen again this season for the Eagles. But if they can pressure quarterbacks, starting this week with Kyle Orton, and force them into mistakes, the defense ... [Click for more](/news/article-1/the-burning-question/EDD1459C-B392-449E-A412-735DDA4317DE)   

In The Spotlight

QB Donovan McNabb set the franchise record for passing touchdowns Sunday. He joined select company in the NFL ...More facts and figures

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Hot Shot

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Wide receiver DeSean Jackson signed autographs for fans at a special event at the Pro Shop at Lincoln Financial Field.

3 Questions With...

RB Brian Westbrook

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Westbrook: "My goal is to come back and play as soon as possible. I'm going to do everything it takes. If it takes me being there at seven in the morning until seven at night, then I'll do it."

Westbrook: "If you have your second-string guys coming up big, and it's really hard to call Correll a second-string guy because he definitely can be a starter in the NFL on a lot of different teams, but when you have a guy who doesn't get a lot of practice time like a starter to just go in the game and perform like he did (Sunday); if you look back at the games like Giants last year, he had over 100 yards rushing. Correll Buckhalter is a starter in the NFL. Unfortunately here, he is in a backup role, but he went in there and got it done and he did another great job for us."

*Westbrook quotes courtesy of "The Brian Westbrook Show" on ESPN 950 ...
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Stat Speak

Here is a look at the Eagles compared to the NFL:

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Team Offense ... Ten different Eagles have caught three passes or more this season.

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Team Defense ... With only 45.7 yards per game through Week 3, the Eagles have by far the best run defense in the NFL. Second place? Pittsburgh, with 64.3 yards per game. In fact, seven teams in football give up at least 100 yards more per game than the Eagles do on the ground. Oh yeah, the Eagles are also tied for first - with the Giants - with 13 sacks.

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QB Donovan McNabb ... McNabb is in the top 10 in the NFL in every major passing category.

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CB Asante Samuel ... With two interceptions already as an Eagle, Samuel increased his NFL-leading total since the start of 2006 to 18.

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DE Darren Howard ... Howard posted more sacks this week against Pittsburgh (1.5) than he did all of last season (one).

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WR Hank Baskett ... Known for his tendency for the big play, Baskett put together a much more efficient, possession-type game: a career-high eight grabs for 85 yards.

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