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EAGLES NOTEBOOK: EAGLES DEFEAT JACKSONVILLE 29-21

EAGLES DEFEAT JAGUARS, 29-21; IMPROVE TO 4-0 RECORD



Miles Sanders produced career highs in attempts (27), rushing yards (134) and rushing TDs. Photo by Andy Lewis

* Philadelphia is the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. The Eagles are 4-0 for the sixth time in franchise history, previously doing so in 1954, 1981, 1992, 1993 and 2004.


* Philadelphia’s 4-game winning streak is tied for the longest stretch during the Nick Sirianni era (also 12/5/21-1/2/22). The Eagles have won 7 consecutive regular-season games started by Jalen Hurts, which is the longest active streak among NFL QBs.


* Only Patrick Mahomes (.846, 11-2) has a higher QB winning percentage than Hurts (.833, 10-2) since Week 8 of 2021 (including playoffs).


* After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, Philadelphia rallied to score 29 unanswered points, including 22 points off takeaways. The Eagles have scored 24+ points in 4 straight games for the first time since a 9-game winning streak during the 2017 season (9/24/17-11/26/17).



A.J. Brown led the Eagles with 95 yards on 5 catches (19.0 avg.). Brown is one of only four NFL players with 400+ receiving yards right now, joining Tyreek Hill (477) and Stefon Diggs (406). Photo by Andy Lewis

DEFENSE FORCES 5 TAKEAWAYS, 7 DRIVES WITH 3-OR-FEWER PLAYS


* Philadelphia forced a season-high 5 takeaways (4 FRs, 1 INT) and finished +4 in turnover differential against an opponent that led the league in that category entering Week 4.


* The Eagles’ 5 takeaways are their most in a single game since a 19-10, Christmas Day victory on 12/25/17 vs. Oakland (also 5). Philadelphia’s 5 takeaways are tied for the most by any NFL team this season (also Tampa Bay in Week 2; Pittsburgh in Week 1).


* Haason Reddick finished with 4 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2 FFs and 2 FRs (career high). Reddick, who leads the NFL with 3.0 strip-sacks this season, is the only Eagle since at least 1950 to have 2+ FFs and 2+ FRs in a single game.


* James Bradberry hauled in a red zone INT at the PHI 7 and returned it 5 yards to the PHI 12 during the third quarter, protecting the Eagles’ 20-14 lead.


* Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave also recorded timely FRs.


* Philadelphia’s defense also registered 7 drives allowed 3-or-fewer plays in today’s win.


* The Eagles lead the NFL with 21 opponent three-and-out drives this season. Overall, the Eagles own the 3rd-best opponent three-and-out percentage (47.7%) in the league, trailing only Tampa Bay (50.0%) and San Francisco (50.0%) (who each have remaining games in Week 4).


* Philadelphia allowed just 13 first downs (3 rushing, 9 passing, 1 penalty) and limited Jacksonville to 2-of-7 (28.6%) on third downs. The Jaguars finished the game with only 219 total yards, including 148 passing yards and 71 rushing yards, along with their 5 turnovers.


* T.J. Edwards also has a sack in back-to-back games for the first time in his career.



Tight end Dallas Goedert (five catches for 72 yards) is part of an offense Philadelphia has produced 400+ total yards (401 today) in each of their four games this season. Photo by Andy Lewis.

OFFENSE TOTALS 400+ YARDS IN 4TH STRAIGHT GAME, RUSHES FOR 4 TDs


* Philadelphia has produced 400+ total yards (401 today) in each of their 4 games this season.


* This is just the fifth time in franchise history that the Eagles have had 400+ total yards in at least 4 consecutive games (also 4 games from 12/9/19-12/29/19; 6 games from 9/9/13-10/13/13, 4 games from 10/2/11-10/30/11; and 5 games from 10/25/53-11/21/53).


* Philadelphia finished the game with 210 rushing yards (second 200+ yard game this year).

In the first half alone, the Eagles rushed for 112 yards, more than doubling the Jaguars’ league-leading rushing yards allowed per game (55.0) entering today’s game.


* Philadelphia has rushed for 200+ yards and 4+ TDs in multiple games in a season for the first time since the 2013 campaign (216 yards and 4 TDs in Week 1 at Detroit).


* Miles Sanders produced career highs in attempts (27), rushing yards (134) and rushing TDs (tied, third career multi-TD performance). He is the first Eagle to with 25+ carries, 125+ yards and 2+ TDs in a game since a 217-yard outing (29 carries, 2 TDs) by LeSean McCoy on 12/8/13 vs. Detroit.


* Sanders ranks 3rd in the NFL right now in rushing yards (356), trailing only Saquon Barkley (463) and Nick Chubb (459) in that category.


* Jalen Hurts and Kenneth Gainwell also scored rushing TDs.


* A.J. Brown led the Eagles with 95 yards on 5 catches (19.0 avg.). Brown is one of only four NFL players with 400+ receiving yards right now, joining Tyreek Hill (477) and Stefon Diggs (406).

Notebook furnished by Eagles Media Relations


Email Al Thompson at al.thompson@footballstries.com












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