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Eagles Notebook: Graham's Big Game

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Offensive Quick Hits ... QB Nick Foles’ 1,356 passing yards this season ranks as the second-highest total ever by an Eagles rookie. He trails only John Reaves (1,508 in 1972). With five passing touchdowns this season, he is tied for fourth among Eagles rookies all-time ... WR Jeremy Maclin’s 246 receptions are the most ever by an Eagle in his first four seasons ... WR Riley Cooper caught his third touchdown of the season. In his eight career starts, Cooper has collected 26 receptions for 394 yards and four touchdowns  ... The Eagles held the Bengals to just one sack, despite Cincinnati coming into the game with a league-leading 48.
 
Rookie Rusher ... DT Fletcher Cox recorded a sack and a half, marking his first-career multi-sack outing ... He is now tied for the team lead and ranks third among all NFL rookies with 5.5 this season ... He also moved past Trent Cole (5.0 in 2005) and is now tied with Mike Mamula (5.5 in 1995) for the third-highest total ever by an Eagles rookie. He trails only Corey Simon (9.5 in 2000) and Derrick Burgess (6.0 in 2001) ... Cox has 4.5 sacks in the last six games.
 
Sack Attack ... The Eagles amassed a season-high six sacks from four different players ... DE Brandon Graham registered 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble. He now has 4.0 over the last three games and is tied for the team lead with a career-high 5.5 on the season. It marked Graham’s second multi-sack outing of the year ... DT Cullen Jenkins also had a strip sack and has recorded a quarterback takedown in back-to-back games ... Andy Dalton became DE Trent Cole’s 42nd career sack victim.
 
Birdseed ... LB DeMeco Ryans played in and started his 100th NFL game ... K Alex Henery (215) passed Gary Anderson for 19th on the team’s all-time scoring list. With 49 career field goals, he also passed Anderson for eighth on the team’s all-time list ... FB/TE Emil Igwenagu became the 16th Eagle to make his NFL debut this season.

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