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Max Protect ... The Eagles offensive line did not allow a sack against the Giants, who entered the game with a league-leading 30 in 2008. It marked the fourth time the Eagles did not allow a sack this season. Overall, they have allowed one sack every 26.6 pass attempts (13 sacks, 333 attempts), which is the best mark in team history (22.6 in 1981). The Eagles became just the second team in 2008 to hold the Giants without a sack (Cleveland on 10/13).

You're In Good Hands with Westbrook ... With 3 receptions, RB Brian Westbrook now has 376 for his career, surpassing Pete Pihos and moving into third place in team history. He trails Pete Retzlaff (452) and Harold Carmichael (589).

Triple Threat ... WR DeSean Jackson carried 3 times for 24 yards and scored his first career rushing touchdown. He now has a rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown this season, becoming the 12th player in Eagles history to achieve that feat and the first since Westbrook in 2003. According to Stats, Inc., Jackson became the sixth Eagles wide receiver to score a rushing touchdown, and the first since Reggie Brown on 10/15/06 at New Orleans.

Mike P's Pick ... DT Mike Patterson registered his first career interception, returning it 21 yards and setting up an Eagles touchdown on the first possession of the game. Patterson also recovered a fumble, making him the first Eagle to pick off a pass and recover a fumble in the same game since Michael Lewis on 12/28/02 at NYG.

Birdseed ... DE Trent Cole now has 29.5 sacks in his Eagles career, tying Jerome Brown for 13th place in team history. The Eagles have now registered at least one sack in each of the past seven games (eight of nine overall in 2008) ... WR Hank Baskett caught his career-high third touchdown of the season ... WRs Jason Avant and Kevin Curtis each caught their first touchdown of the year ... RB Correll Buckhalter became the 18th Eagle to surpass the 2,000-yard rushing plateau ... LB Chris Gocong notched his first career forced fumble vs. Brandon Jacobs, which led to a touchdown ... LT Tra Thomas played in his 159th career game, tying Randy Logan for 4th place in team history ... K David Akers appeared in his 150th career game and his 149th as an Eagle, moving past Bobby Walston and Ken Clarke and into 8th place in team history and first among kickers.

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