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Chip Kelly: Fletcher Cox is a disruptive force for us

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo (9) fumbles the football against Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox (91) and Jordan Hicks (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo (9) fumbles the football against Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox (91) and Jordan Hicks (58) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox took over in the team's Week 5 39-17 win over the New Orleans Saints. Cox racked up three sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in a game where no Saints offensive lineman could contain him.

"When people talk about getting ready to go play us," head coach Chip Kelly said Monday to reporters, per Eliot Shorr-Parks of True Jersey, "they talk about Fletcher."

Cox's three sacks in one game were a career best for the interior lineman.

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"I really think for us, it's what Fletch has done since he's been here," Kelly said. "He's been a very disruptive force on the defensive line since we came here. He is just starting to get noticed, when he should have been before."

In the Eagles' Week 5 win, Cox made arguably the biggest play of the game with the Eagles leading by just one score midway through the third quarter.

"To make a play like that, not only does he force the play, get the sack and cause the fumble, but recover it...it was a really big play for us, especially at that time of the game," Kelly said. "But that's just the kind of player he is. We keep seeing him get a little bit better every week."

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Cox finished as Pro Football Focus' 46th-best player overall in their top 101 of 2014 list. He has continued to be a constant disruption in the passing game in 2015.