Posted October 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
Eli Manning didn't get dirty and Ben Roethlisberger never went down against the Eagles the past two weeks. Playing quarterback seems like a safe job for Philadelphia's opponents. Those ferocious pass rushers aren't producing sacks the way they're used to, but the Eagles (3-2) are getting results on the scoreboard anyway. ''The bottom line for our defense is that it's not about stats, sacks, or trying to give up less than 17 points or any of those things,'' defensive coordinator Juan Castillo said Thursday. ''The bottom line for us is to get the win no matter what.'' The Eagles have just seven sacks in five games, fewer than all but three teams. That's a drastic drop for a defense that tied for first in the NFL with 50 sacks last year. Manning wasn't even hit in Philadelphia's 19-17 victory over the New York Giants on Sept. 30. Roethlisberger had plenty of time to throw, especially on the final drive, and wasn't sacked in a 16-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. The...
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