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The Leftovers: Celektric Start

Magnum TE … TE Brent Celek amassed 134 yards on four receptions, marking the third-highest receiving yardage total of his career and the most since he had 157 on 9/16/12 vs. Baltimore … It was Celek's eighth-career 100-yard game … Celek's 134 yards tied for the fourth-highest total by a tight end this year … Celek had a 60-yard reception, the third-longest of his career and his longest since a 73 yarder on 12/18/15 vs. NYJ … His 33.5 yards per reception were the most by an NFL tight end (with at least four catches) since Cincinnati's M.L. Harris had 148 yards on four receptions (37.0 average) on 9/16/84.  

Safety Dance … S Walter Thurmond recorded a strip sack of Ryan Tannehill for a safety. It was Thurmond's second-career sack, his third-career forced fumble and the first safety by the Eagles since 12/22/13 vs. Chicago (Cedric Thornton tackled Matt Forte in the end zone).

Offensive Quick Hits … QB Sam Bradford threw for 236 yards and a touchdown for a 118.1 rating. He has exceeded a quarterback rating of 100 in consecutive games for the third time in his career … RB DeMarco Murray accumulated 119 total yards from scrimmage (61 rushing, 58 receiving) and now has 596 total yards over the last five contests … RB Ryan Mathews scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season and has reached the end zone in four of the last five games … WR Josh Huff scored his second-career receiving touchdown … Since 2013, the Eagles have eclipsed 400 yards of offense a league-leading 26 times, including a 436-yard performance with 29 first downs against the Dolphins.

Defensive Nuggets … The Eagles recorded four sacks, including one by LB Mychal Kendricks, who now has a sack in three-straight games after his return to the lineup, the longest streak of his career … LB Connor Barwin, LB Brandon Graham, DE Flecher Cox and DE Vinny Curry each registered a half sack … Barwin now has 23 as an Eagle, moving past Darren Howard and into 18th on the team's all-time list … Graham has 4.5 over the last six games … Cox has tied a career high with 5.5 this year. 

The Eagles returned home to face the Dolphins in Week 10 of the regular season. View the full gallery here...

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