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The Leftovers: Ertz So Good ... Again

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Sam's Club ... QB Sam Bradfordcompleted 30 of 38 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns for a 108.3 rating. His 78.9 completion percentage was the highest ever by an Eagle with more than 30 attempts ... Over the last three games, Bradford threw for 1,061 yards and five touchdowns on 95 of 133 passing for a quarterback rating of 98.0 and the second-highest three-game passing yardage total in team history (Donovan McNabb, 1,076 in 2005) ... Over his last six starts, Bradford completed 175 of 256 passes for 1,959 yards and 10 touchdowns for a 99.1 rating ... Bradford set team records this season in both completions (346) and completion percentage (65.0percent), while finishing with the fourth-highest single-season passing yardage total (3,725) ... His five 300-yard games this season tied Donovan McNabb (2004) and Sonny Jurgensen (1961) for the team record. He tied a team record by becoming just the fifth Eagle ever with three consecutive 300-yard games ... Five of Bradford's 12 career 300 yard games and four of his six best passing outputs came this season ... Bradford also exceeded a quarterback rating of 100 for the fourth time this season.

Ertz So Good ... TE Zach Ertz became the first Eagles tight end to have back-to-back 100-yard games since Brent Celek in 2009 after racking up a career-high 152 yards on nine receptions, including a career-long 60 yarder ... His 152 yards were the fourth-highest total ever by an Eagles tight end, and the most since Brent Celek's 157 on 9/15/12 vs. Baltimore ... Ertz amassed 30 receptions over the final three games, setting a team record for the most catches over a three games span ... He also racked up 450 yards over the final four games, joining Jimmy Graham as the only NFL tight ends with at least 450 yards over a four-game span since 2013 ... With 853 yards on the season, Ertz finished with the seventh-highest single-season yardage total ever by an Eagles tight end and his 75 receptions rank third.

Catching On ... WR Jordan Matthews had seven receptions for 54 yards and two touchdowns, as he reached the end zone in five of the last six games, with six overall touchdowns over that span ... On the season, Matthews led the team with 85 receptions for 997 yards and eight touchdowns. His 85 receptions tied for the fourth-highest single-season total in team history and third among wide receivers ... Among all Eagles players in their first two seasons, Matthews finished first in receptions (152), second in yards (1,869) and second in touchdowns (16) ... His 152 receptions also rank as the 10th highest total in NFL history by a player in his first two seasons ... Over the final three games, Matthews recorded 19 receptions for 317 yards and four scores.

Offensive Quick Hits ... RB DeMarco Murray scored a 54-yard touchdown, the second-longest of his career (91-yarder on 10/23/11 vs. StL), marking the second straight game that the Eagles scored an opening drive touchdown and the fourth of the year. Murray finished the year with six rushing touchdowns, marking the first time the Eagles featured two different running backs with six or more rushing scores in a season since 2003 ... RB Darren Sproles reached the end zone for his third rushing touchdown of the season ... The Eagles 16-play 6:23touchdown drive was the longest of the season in terms of plays and time. They also marched on a 13-play 91-yard touchdown drive that ate up 6:12 ... The offense converted 10 of 13 third down opportunities (77percent) ... The Eagles set a team record with 405 completions in 2015. Their 339 first downs and 4,341 passing yards both ranked fourth in team annals ...The Eagles featured two players (Matthews, Ertz) with at least 75 receptions in the same season for just the second time in team history (Kevin Curtis and Brian Westbrook in 2007).

Defensive Nuggets ... LB Marcus Smith registered his first full sack, giving him 1.5 over the final three games of the season ... LB Connor Barwin recorded a strip sack of Eli Manning that led to an 83-yard fumble recovery touchdown by S Walter Thurmond, the second touchdown of his career and the seventh-longest fumble recovery touchdown in team history. Barwin surpassed Jason Babin for 17th on the team's all-time sack list with 27.5.

Birdseed ... The Eagles have won 13 of their last 16 games against the Giants, including an 8-1 mark on the road during that span.

The Eagles traveled to New York to face the Giants in their final game of the 2015 season. View the full gallery here...

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