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First-place Eagles have players who put team ahead of individual stats

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    Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy (25) leaps over two would-be Detroit Lions tacklers as he runs to score his first of two touchdowns of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, Ron Cortes) PHILADELPHIA OUT; NEWARK, N.J. OUT; TV OUT; MAGAZINES OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy, right, and Jason Avant celebrate after MCCoy's touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) (The Associated Press)

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    Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Avant smiles as snow falls during warm ups before NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez) (The Associated Press)

From Jason Avant's blocks to Brent Celek sliding short of the end zone to run out the clock, the Philadelphia Eagles have a group of unselfish players.

That's part of the reason they're position to go worst-to-first.

The Eagles (8-5) were in sole possession of first place in the NFC East when they took the field for their indoor practice Tuesday.

Chicago's win over Dallas on Monday night gave Philadelphia a one-game lead with three to go.

So, the Eagles control their playoff hopes. If they win out, they'll secure their first NFC East title since 2010 and at least the No. 3 seed in the conference.

It's an impressive turnaround for a team that finished 4-12 last season. But rookie coach Chip Kelly instilled a new attitude along with his innovative offense and players have bought into his philosophy from the start.

Unselfishness is a priority.


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