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Post-Game Notebook: A Giant Shutout

The following notes were compiled by the Eagles' media relations department after the Eagles' 27-0 victory over the New York Giants ...

Giant Shutout ... The Eagles defeated the Giants 27-0, marking their first shutout since a 24-0 victory over the Giants on 12/1/96 at home ... The Eagles have played 301 regular and postseason games since that last shutout ... The Giants had scored 105 points over their last three games coming into this week ... The Eagles 27-point margin of victory was their largest over the Giants since a 35-3 win on 9/20/80 and it was the most lopsided shutout in the Eagles-Giants series since a 45-0 Eagles victory on 10/10/48 in Philadelphia ... The Eagles are 10-3 in their last 13 games and 19-10 in their last 29 games against the Giants (including postseason).

Home Sweet Home ... The Eagles have won 12 of their last 14 regular season games, including eight consecutive victories at Lincoln Financial Field, which is their fourth-longest home winning streak and the longest since an 11-game streak from 1991-93.

Sack Attack ... The Eagles amassed eight sacks, their most in a game since 12/11/11 at Miami when they had nine. They had five sacks in the first half which was their most in the opening half since 9/21/08 vs. Pittsburgh ... Over the last three games, they have 16 quarterback takedowns, while allowing just two (+14 differential)... The last time the Eagles had at least four sacks in three consecutive games was in 2004, when they had a four-game streak ... The Eagles are tied for second in the NFL with 19 sacks this season... LB Connor Barwin led the team with three sacks, his second-career three-sack output. He had four on 11/27/11 at Jacksonville as a member of the Texans ... Barwin has six sacks this year (all in the last three games) and ranks third in the NFL ... LB Trent Cole also picked up a sack and has 12.5 in his last 15 games, including playoffs ... DE Vinny Curry tallied his first-career two-sack game and has four in the last three games ... Curry, Barwin and Cole each have at least one sack in three straight games.

Rush Hour ... RB LeSean McCoy rushed for a season-high 149 yards, which was the sixth-highest total of his career and his 20th 100-yard performance, tying him with Brian Westbrook for the second most in Eagles history behind Wilbert Montgomery (26) ... With 5,895 career rushing yards, McCoy moved past Steve Van Buren and into third on the Eagles all-time rushing yards list ... With 288 career receptions, McCoy also moved past Tommy McDonald and into 13th on Eagles all-time receptions list ... McCoy ranks fourth in the NFL with 422 rushing yards this year.

Sprole Train ... RB Darren Sproles tied a career high with his third rushing touchdown of the season. He also had 57 punt return yards, including a 43 yarder ... 10 of Sproles' 67 touches on the season (15%) have gone for 20-or-more yards (five punt returns, three receptions, two rushes) ... Sproles is averaging 15.6 yards per punt return this season, which is the best single-season average in Eagles history (minimum 15 returns).

Offensive Quick Hits ... The Eagles have allowed just two sacks in the last five games, which is their best five-game stretch since sacks became an official stat in 1982 ... TE Zach Ertz caught his second touchdown of the season ... TE James Casey scored his first touchdown as an Eagle ... The Eagles 97-yard touchdown drive was their longest since a 98 yarder on 12/23/07 at New Orleans ... 13 different players have scored a touchdown for the Eagles this season, which is the highest total of any team in the NFL.

Defensive Nuggets ... CB Bradley Fletcher forced a fumble which was recovered by the Eagles, extending their streak to 19 consecutive contests with at least one takeaway, their longest since 1995 ... DE Brandon Bair picked up his first-career sack ... LB Brandon Graham also notched a sack and a forced fumble ... The Eagles held the Giants to 2-14 (14%) on third downs and forced 10 punts.

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