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Nuggets: Eagles At The Bye

Every week we provide some statistical nuggets about the Eagles and their upcoming opponent. Why should we deprive you just because it's the bye week? Let's look at some of the team and individual rankings as the Eagles are in their bye week.

Eagles Offense/Special Teams - The Eagles rank fifth in the league in points per game (26.8) ... They rank seventh in yards per play (5.87) ... They rank first in punt return average (13.5 yards per return).

Eagles Defense/Special Teams - The Eagles rank second in third down defense (33.03 percent) ... They rank fifth in yards per play allowed (4.95 yards) ... They rank third in punt return average (5.9 yards per return allowed).

RB LeSean McCoy - He's sixth in the league in all-purpose yards (770) ... He's tied for fourth in the league in rushing touchdowns (5) ... He's tied for 12th in receptions (38) ... He's 14th in rushing yards (477).

WR Jeremy Maclin - His 83-yard touchdown reception against Atlanta is the fourth-longest pass in the NFL this season ... He's tied for fourth with six receiving touchdowns ... He's tied for sixth in total touchdowns (6) ... He's 17th in receiving yards (458).

WR DeSean Jackson - He's third in the NFL in yards per catch (20.8 yards).

K David Akers - He's fifth in the league with 52 points ... He's tied for 11th with 11 field goals made.

DE Trent Cole - He's tied for eighth in the league with 6.0 sacks.

CB Asante Samuel and FS Nate Allen are tied for sixth in the league with three interceptions apiece ... Samuel is also tied for sixth in pass deflections with eight.

SS Quintin Mikell - He's tied for fourth in the league with two fumble recoveries.

P Sav Rocca - He's fourth in the league in gross punting average with an average of 47.1 yards per punt. He's never finished better than 19th in any of his first three seasons.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 3:00 p.m., October 30

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