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The stat of the week comes directly from the NFL's PR department, who sent out a press release about the importance of good cover corners. In that release, they listed the players with the most passes defensed since 2000.
Number one was Asante Samuel with 101. Who was number 2? Sheldon Brown with 88. There were a number of players tied for 3rd with 80.
An impressive stat and certainly one that lends credence to the notion that the Eagles have the best set of corners in the league. The good news is that both guys should be healthy enough to go this Sunday
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