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The Eagles are scoring on TD drives at an extraordinarily fast rate - JimmyK,
If the Eagles are about to get the football, don't go to the bathroom. You might just miss a TD. The Eagles have 25 offensive TDs this season, and are averaging an astondingly low 1:48 in time of possession on those drives. They are the fastest scoring team in the NFL, by a mile. Here is how they compare with the rest of the league.

Big Kid Goes Off - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Former Eagles OG Shawn Andrews was interviewed by Mike Missanelli on 97.5 and had some interesting things to say. Andrews ripped on his teammates, although Donovan McNabb is the only one he singled out. Andrews said that McNabb was bad-mouthing him to players on other teams around the league. Andrews said that teammates lied about his eating habits to the organization when Andrews was trying to re-negotiate his deal.

Wulf's Den: Wrestling With Big Plays - Bo Wulf,
A funny thing happened on the way to the 2013 Eagles becoming the league's most dominant rushing team. Throughout the offseason and during the early part of the season, the expectation was that Chip Kelly's new Eagles offense would lean heavily on the legs of LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown while the impressive offensive line paved the way for ground success. Here at the Wulf's Den, we even predicted that the Eagles would threaten to break the franchise record for rushing yards in a season. But while the Eagles' rushing attack has been superlative through much of the season – they still lead the league with 1,331 rushing yards on the season – the Eagles' passing game has become one of the most efficient and explosive ones in the league. Whether that's because opposing defenses have keyed so closely on the run is a question for another day, but the numbers clearly show that the Eagles have as well-balanced an offense as there is in the league and probably as the franchise has ever had.

Eagles look for Brown to keep running - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
It took nine games for Bryce Brown to look like the 2012 version of himself. After averaging only 2.6 yards a carry in the first half of the season, the Eagles running back broke out for 54 yards on seven tries in last week's victory over the Raiders. The Eagles will face the fifth-ranked run defense in the league when they travel to play the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. If Brown can sustain the performance he had against the Raiders - however small the sample - it would only give opponents one more weapon to worry about.

Cosell: Foles Outing Was ‘the Perfect Storm’ - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
"There are two elements to this," said Cosell of the Eagles’ 49-20 romp in Oakland. "One, they played at the fastest tempo they have played all season. Two, the Raiders for some reason did not understand what the Eagles offense was about."

Nick Foles completing deep passes at rapid rate - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
Remember the knock on Nick Foles? Doesn’t have a strong arm? Can’t throw the deep ball? Dinker and dunker? Yeah, so much for that. "People said Nick Foles couldn't throw the ball deep," head coach Chip Kelly said. "I don't know where that came from or why that came. ... I've seen him throw the ball deep. I've seen him be accurate in practice, and now he's done it in a game."

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