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In 2013, the Eagles scored 24 points or more in 12 of their 16 regular season games, including eight consecutive games to end the season. The Eagles also scored exactly 24 points three times in 2013, the most common point total of the year.
First Eagle To Wear No. 24: T Howard Auer (1933)
Current Eagle Wearing No. 24: CB Bradley Fletcher (2013-present)
In the 2006 Divisional Round of the playoffs, the Eagles had to travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints. In the opening minute, Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw a swing pass out to running back Reggie Bush in the flat. Bush watched the ball into his hands, but as his head turned to look upfield, in came Sheldon Brown. Brown flew in from the Eagles secondary and pummeled Bush, sending him to his knees. Brown sent an early message that the Eagles were not to be taken lightly.
Brown was never the flashiest player, but over his eight seasons in an Eagles uniform from 2002-09, he was one of the most consistent members of the Eagles defense. A second-round pick out of South Carolina in 2009, Brown became a full-time starter in 2004, when he intercepted two passes and recorded three sacks en route to the Eagles' Super Bowl appearance. He intercepted 26 passes in his time in Philadelphia, including a career-high five picks in 2009.
Brown was also a model of endurance. During his Eagles tenure, Brown never missed a game. He played in 128 consecutive games, the eighth-highest total in team history. Brown would play three years in Cleveland before retiring, but he will be remembered for his consistency as an Eagle and for his bone-jarring hit in the 2006 playoffs.