Eagles give up plenty of yards, but keep points down

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All those yards the Philadelphia Eagles give up on defense aren't translating into points for the opponents.

The numbers say the Eagles have the NFL's 3rd-worst defense in total yards, allowing 398.1 per game. Only Minnesota (401.2) and Dallas (426.8) give up more. But points determine the winner and the Eagles are keeping teams out of the end zone.

Since Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos scored 52 against Philadelphia in Week 4 — 38 of those came against the defense, 14 against special teams — the Eagles haven't allowed more than 21 points nine straight games. That's the longest streak in the league and the longest for the team since an 18-game stretch in 2001, including playoffs.

Overall, the Eagles have held opponents to 21 points or less in 11 of 13 games this year, which is tied with Carolina for most this season.


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