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Eagles Notebook: Loss In New Orleans

Posted Nov 6, 2012

The following notes were compiled by the Eagles media relations department ...

Big Play DJ -- WR DeSean Jackson caught a 77-yard touchdown, his longest since a 91 yarder on 12/12/10 at Dallas. Jackson now has six touchdowns that have covered 70-plus yards (four receptions, two punt returns). The only Eagle with more is Timmy Brown (9) ... Jackson reached 100 receiving yards for the 15th time in his career (twice in two games against the Saints), tying Fred Barnett for fifth place in team history ... Jackson also passed Barnett for eighth on the team’s all-time receiving yards list with 4,712 and tied Wilbert Montgomery for 12th on the team’s all-time receptions list with 266.

Shady Hits the Century Mark -- RB LeSean McCoy recorded his 12th career 100-yard rushing performance (119 yards), tying Ricky Watters for the fifth-most in franchise history. In doing so, he now has 3,640 career yards, supplanting Tom Woodeshick for eighth on the team’s all-time list.

Forcing the Issue -- The Eagles generated three forced fumbles on the night. DE Brandon Graham recorded his first full sack of the season, stripping the ball from Drew Brees and also recovering the fumble, which led to an Eagles score. DE Jason Babin also had a sack and forced fumble ... RB Chris Polk forced a fumble on special teams, the first of his career.

Mike Check -- QB Michael Vick became the first player in the NFL to exceed 20,000 passing yards and 5,000 rushing yards in his career ... Vick (1,115) surpassed Sonny Jurgensen and Bobby Thomason and moved into seventh on the team’s all-time passing attempts list. He also passed Roman Gabriel and moved into sixth in team history with 671 completions ... Vick has 580 rushing yards in seven starts against the Saints.

Offensive Quick Hits -- The offense has scored points on their opening drive of the second half in seven straight games (three touchdowns, four field goals) ... RB Bryce Brown’s 40-yard run was the longest of his career and the longest by an Eagle this season  ... The offense accounted for 447 total net yards, surpassing 400 for the fourth time in eight games ... TE Brent Celek tied John Spagnola for 15th on the team’s all-time receptions list with 256. The only Eagles tight end with more catches is Pete Retzlaff (452).

Oh Henery -- K Alex Henery has made 13 field goals in a row, which is tied for the sixth-longest streak in team history.

Birdseed -- S David Sims made his first-career start, becoming the seventh Eagle to do so this season ... T Todd Herremans made his 100th career start.

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