Here are some news and notes following Sunday's 45-38 win over the Giants ...
Closing Out Giants Stadium
The Eagles won their last four games at Giants Stadium (three against the Giants and one vs. the Jets). They finished with a 24-16 record in the Meadowlands (20-16 against the Giants and 4-0 against the Jets).
The Eagles scored a single-season high 85 points against the Giants this season, their highest ever vs. the Giants since they scored 80 in 1948.
The Eagles 45 points Sunday night was their second-highest total ever against the Giants (49 on 10/4/59).
The Eagles have won four straight games and are now in sole possession of first place in the NFC East with a 9-4 record. The last time they topped the division this late in the season was in 2006. Andy Reid has engineered eight four-plus-game winning streaks in his tenure (including playoffs): six in 2006; seven in 2004; six in 2004; nine in 2003; six in 2002; four in 2001; four in 2000.
Brown Delivers Another Six
With a 60-yard fumble return for a touchdown, CB Sheldon Brown tied a team record with the 5th defensive touchdown of his career. Eric Allen and Seth Joyner also scored five defensive touchdowns during their Eagles careers. Brown, who recorded an 83-yard INT return for a score last week at Atlanta, was also the last Eagle to score a defensive touchdown in back-to-back games (10/2/05 at KC, 10/9/05 at Dal.).
Big Play DJ
WR DeSean Jackson had a 72-yard punt return for a touchdown, his second of the season and the third of his career to set a new team record. He surpassed Brian Westbrook, Brian Mitchell and Steve Van Buren (two apiece). He tied Brian Westbrook (2003) for the single-season team record.
Jackson also had a 60-yard touchdown reception, en route to a career-high 178 receiving yards – his sixth career 100-yard receiving game and his fourth in 2009. His yardage was the most by an Eagle since Kevin Curtis posted 221 on 9/23/07 vs. Detroit. For the season, Jackson has a career-high 947 receiving yards.
Jackson tied an NFL record with his eighth 50-plus-yard TD this season, tying Elroy ""Crazy Legs"" Hirsch (1951) and Devin Hester (2007).
McNabb Wins Fourth Straight
· QB Donovan McNabb completed 17 of 26 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns (110.3 passer rating).
· The Eagles own a 45-1 record when McNabb's rating exceeds 100 (5-0 in 2009).
· McNabb has won his last four starts and is 12-4 in his last 16 regular season starts.
· He played in his 145th game, passing Jon Runyan for the 11th-highest total in team history.
The Eagles scored a touchdown on their opening drive, upping the season total to 44 opening-drive points, the most ever under Andy Reid. They own a 7-1 record in those games.
In each of their last four games (4-0 record), the Eagles have come away with at least 10 points after their first two possessions.
The Eagles have scored 37 points in the final two minutes of the half this season, which is the second-highest total in the NFL, trailing only the Saints' 44 points. (Note: includes drives started in the final two minutes of either half).
- The Eagles have not allowed a 100-yard rusher in their last 20 regular season games.
- DE Juqua Parker picked up a half-sack and now has a career-high 6.5 this season.
- DE Darren Howard had two sacks and a forced fumble, marking his 18th career multi-sack game (12-5-1 record).
Offensive Quick Hits
The Eagles scored 30 first-half points in both games against the Giants this season. Since 2000, they are 44-2 when scoring 30-plus points (6-0 in 2009).
QB Michael Vick scored his third touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run (two rushing, one passing).
FB Leonard Weaver picked up his career-high second rushing touchdown of the season.
Holding a 37-31 lead early in the 4th quarter, the Eagles embarked on a 12-play, 91-yard TD scoring drive that ate up 7:24 of clock time. It was their longest touchdown drive of the season in terms of yards and time, and tied for the longest in terms of plays.
TE Brent Celek picked up his seventh touchdown of the season, which is the fourth-highest total ever for an Eagles tight end. Pete Retzlaff owns the top three (10 in 1964, eight in 1961 and 1964).
Celek has five touchdowns in his last seven games and he has a touchdown in each of his last three games against the Giants (including playoffs).
K David Akers has made 27 field goals this season, tying his fourth-highest single-season total (27 in 2004).
Akers played in his 169th game as an Eagle, tying Chuck Bednarik for the third-most in team history.