With two regular-season video games remaining, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the cusp of breaking a formidable defensive NFL document.
Coming into Week 17, the Eagles are solely 12 sacks away from topping the 1984 Chicago Bears (72) for essentially the most in a single season.
As Chris Franklin of nj.com identified, 12 could also be too steep a hill to climb in two video games, however the Eagles have already confirmed able to that type of output this season.
Philadelphia has recorded six or extra sacks in a sport six instances this season, posting six-sack video games in opposition to the Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and Pittsburgh Steelers whereas registering seven sacks in opposition to the New York Giants and a whopping 9 vs. the Washington Commanders.
The Eagles’ line of defense has been a terror all season lengthy, and the numbers again it up.
With Haason Reddick (14), Josh Sweat (11), and Javon Hargrave (10) all surpassing double-digit sacks, Philly’s D-line is one Brandon Graham sack away from one other NFL mark.
Coming into Week 17, Graham has 9 sacks on the 12 months, one away from making the Eagles the first team in NFL historical past to have 4 gamers document ten or extra sacks in a season.
Regardless of giving up a season-high 40 factors in a six-point loss to the Cowboys final week, the Eagles nonetheless rank among the many finest within the league in a number of defensive classes.
Philadelphia has allowed the fewest passing yards within the NFL (2,718) and ranks second in yards allowed per sport (301.9), behind solely the San Francisco 49ers (290.3).
The Eagles are tied with the New England Patriots for second within the NFL with 16 interceptions and path solely the Cowboys (+12) in turnover differential at plus 9.