Starting Strong ... The Eagles improved to 6-2 on the season, their best start since 2004 and are now 13-3 in their last 16 regular season games ... The Eagles improved their all-time record against the Texans to 4-0. Houston is one of two franchises (the other being the N.Y. Jets) who have never beaten the Eagles ... The Eagles are 3-0 against the AFC South this season.
Big Mac ... WR Jeremy Maclin led the team with six catches, 158 yards and two touchdowns ... Maclin has amassed 18 receptions for 345 yards and four touchdowns over the last two weeks. It is the fourth-highest two-game yardage total in Eagles history and the most since Ben Hawkins had 347 in 1967 ... According to Pro Football Reference, Maclin became the first Eagle and the 13th player in NFL history to have at least 150 yards and two touchdowns in back-to-back games. The last player in the NFL to do so was Miles Austin in 2009.
Maclin has reached the end zone in six of eight games this year and eight of his last 10 dating back to 2012 ... With 34 career touchdown receptions, Maclin moved into a tie with Calvin Williams for seventh on the Eagles' all-time list ... Maclin's has five 150-yard performances in his career, tying Tommy McDonald for second on the Eagles all-time list behind DeSean Jackson's seven ... His 13 career 100-yard games are tied with Ben Hawkins for eighth.
A Rush To The Top ... RB LeSean McCoy rushed for 117 yards on 23 carries and in doing so moved past Brian Westbrook and into second on the Eagles all-time rushing yards list. With 6,095 career rushing yards, McCoy trails only Wilbert Montgomery (6,538) for the team record ... McCoy also passed Westbrook for second in franchise history with his 21st 100-yard rushing performance, trailing Montgomery's 26.
Defensive Nuggets ... LB Mychal Kendricks registered a sack, his second of the season and his fifth in his last seven regular season games ... NT Beau Allen and DE Brandon Bair split a sack of Ryan Fitzpatrick. It was the first of Allen's career and he became the ninth Eagle with a quarterback takedown this season ... LB Connor Barwin picked up his seventh sack in the last five games and LB Brandon Graham tallied his third sack in the last five games ... LB DeMeco Ryans intercepted Fitzpatrick, extending the Eagles' streak to 21 consecutive contests with at least one takeaway, their longest since 1995.
Offensive Quick Hits ... WR Jordan Matthews caught his third touchdown of the season ... RB Chris Polk scored his first rushing touchdown of the season, and his fifth-career touchdown on his 27th career touch ... In his first action since the 2012 season, QB Mark Sanchez threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns ... The Eagles racked up a season-high 30 first downs and have moved the chains 57 times in the last two games ... The offense converted all three red zone opportunities into touchdowns and 9 of 16 third downs (56 percent). They also went 2 of 2 on fourth-down conversions.
The Eagles are in Houston to take on the Texans at NRG Stadium. Philadelphia is looking to bounce back after last week's loss in Arizona ...
Birdseed ... K Cody Parkey connected on a 45-yard field goal and has made his last 12 kicks, tying for the ninth-longest streak in team history ... LB Trent Cole played in his 148th game, tying Donovan McNabb, Bobby Walston and Ken Clarke for ninth on the team's all-time list.