Eagles make NFL history with incredible sack feat

Eagles make NFL history with incredible sack feat

The Philadelphia Eagles have had one of the best defenses in the NFL this season. In Week 17 against the New Orleans Saints, Brandon Graham helped the Eagles make NFL history.

Philadelphia trailed the Saints 13-0 at halftime. However, in the first half, Graham recorded his 10th sack of the season. They joined teammates Hasson Reddick, Javon Hargrave and Josh Sweat, who each have more than 10 sacks. The Eagles became the first team since sacks were recorded in 1982 to have four players with more than 10 sacks in a single season, via NFL Research.

Graham’s sack is his only major game so far against the Saints. However, it still helped Philadelphia make NFL history. Hargrave had a good half against New Orleans. Before the break, Hargrave had made six tackles, one for a loss and a sack.

Heading into the week, Reddick had a team best 14 sacks while Sweat had 11. Hargrave is now tied with Sweat for second on the team. Overall, the Eagles entered Week 17 leading the NFL with 61 sacks. The Dallas Cowboys are No. 2, but they only had 51.

At the start of Week 17, Philadelphia ranked second in the NFL, allowing just 301.9 yards per game. Their pass defense ranked first (181.2 YPG) while their run defense ranked 18th (120.7 YPG).

The Eagles need a big comeback in the second half to defeat the Saints. Philadelphia has already clinched a playoff spot, but the NFC East is still up for grabs. However, with their playoff spot already locked in, they’ll head into the playoffs knowing their defense has the potential to lead Philadelphia to the Super Bowl.

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