Patriots vs. Eagles: 10 telling facts about the Eagles
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The New England Patriots’ Week 12 loss to the Denver Broncos has to be in the rear-view mirror by now. What happened has happened and cannot be changed. The reality today is that the Patriots are 10-1, sit in the driver’s seat of the AFC, and have business to take care of in Week 13 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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With that in mind, let’s shift our attention away from Sunday night’s loss and focus on the task at hand. Here are 10 telling facts about the Eagles, a team the Patriots haven’t played since the 2011 season.
10. Eagles QBs have thrown 15 TDs, 14 INTs this season
Injury-prone Sam Bradford and turnover-prone Mark Sanchez have combined for just 15 touchdowns this season, the 25th worst total among all 32 teams. Jordan Matthews, Brent Celek and Josh Huff have each been on the receiving end of three of those scores; no other player on the Eagles has more than three touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Bradford and Sanchez have also combined for 14 interceptions thrown this season, which is tied for the second-most behind only the Denver Broncos (thanks to Peyton Manning). Bradford’s touchdown-to-interception ratio is 11:10, and Sanchez’s is an even 4:4.
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9. Eagles QBs are tied for fourth-worst QBR in the league
While we’re on the subject of quarterbacks, Bradford and Sanchez are averaging a QBR of just 82.0. Only three other teams (Indianapolis, St. Louis, Denver) have worse numbers in that category.
Regardless of who takes snaps for the Eagles on Sunday, neither Bradford nor Sanchez should be causing Patriots fans to lose sleep ahead of the Week 13 interconference matchup.
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