The Linc - Eagles Leading The League In Missed Tackles

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Jarrad Page #41 of the Philadelphia Eagles tackles Stevie Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brody Wheeler/Getty Images)

32 Teams, 32 Observations | ProFootballFocus.com
One of the problems the Eagles’ defense has had is missed tackles. So far they’ve missed 44; tied for the league lead.

Eagles by the Numbers: Good news for the run defense
The longest run by a Redskins running back in the Eagles’ 20-13 win Sunday at FedEx Field was a six-yarder by Ryan Torain in the first quarter.

Stats show plenty of positives about Eagles' o-line - Philly.com
The Eagles have given up just nine sacks in the first six games after allowing a hefty 49 last season. They're on a 24-sack pace, which would be the third fewest by an Eagles offensive line since the league went to 16 games in 1978.

Grading The Eagles’ Offense
Now that we've hit the bye week, here are some grades for the Eagles after six weeks this season.

Keeping Maclin more important than Jackson - phillyBurbs.com

Ideally, Jackson and Maclin will play alongside each other for the rest of their careers. Their respective strengths complement each other perfectly. Years from now, they could be the faces of the most successful era of Eagles football. Or not. Making Jackson happy isn’t going to be easy. Which is why making Maclin happy is the right thing to do.

Trade for Harrison is nixed | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/20/2011
Since the swap was completed just before the NFL trade deadline, the Birds will not send Brown elsewhere. Apparently, he will resume duty as the third option at running back, behind LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis, knowing the Eagles tried to obtain a player they liked better. "Lost for words," Brown texted to the Detroit Free Press, when asked for comment.

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