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The Dead Zone

We haven't exactly faced the Steel Curtain defense...
The story this morning and really since the Giants game has been about the Eagles red zone woes. While it was amplified in the Jets game, it's really been a problem all year....
The Eagles have moved into opponents' red zones 16 times through five games, and finished only five of those visits with touchdowns (31.3 percent). They have settled for six field goals. They have come away empty five times.

On Sunday the Eagles' drove to the Jets' 4 yard line, their 19, 23, 13, and 7 yard line and settled for field goal attempts every time. Any thoughts on how to fix that coach?

'They did a nice job covering us on a few of the [red-zone pass] plays,'' Reid said. ''All said and done, we probably could've run it a couple more times down in there. I've got to go back and just make sure of the routes, when we do have opportunities. We've always been a big-strike team down in there. We just weren't able to convert on those.''

I can't help but chuckle at that... It's interesting to note that this is a fairly new problem for this offense. Even in 2005, when the Eagles won only six games, they still converted over 50% of their red zone trips into TDs. This year, they're 28th in the league in red zone efficiency.

Brian Westbrook passed Ricky Watters for 5th place on the Eagles' all-time rushing list. He now has a career total of 3,863 yards and needs just 619 more to pass Randall Cunningham for 4th place all time.

And according to the Inquirer he's not among the top 75 Eagles of all time, but Watters is... Figure that out.

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