Originally written December 06, 2012 on Eagles Addict:
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles will have every opportunity to climb another rung or two on the improvement ladder this week against Tampa Bay.  Though they’re ranked No.1 against the rush, the Bucs’ defense is ranked dead last against the pass. Wait, there is a worse pass defense than the Eagles’? Yes, how about that, huh?  The Eagles’ pass defense likely leads the league in categories like RRF (Receivers Running Free) and LTA (Lame Tackle Attempts), but they’re actually somewhere in the middle of the pack when it comes to passing yards given up. The 32nd ranked Tampa pass defense gives up an average of 309 yards per game and opposing quarterbacks have an average QB rating of 91.8 (ranked 24th).  They’re tied for 21st in the league in giving up 21 TD passes and are 30th in sacks with only 18 (two less than the Eagles!). They’ve also given up a whopping 52 pass plays of 20 yards or more!  For all the times we’ve seen big pass plays against the Eagles this year, we’ve only given up...
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