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The Eagles dropped to 1-4 by coming up short in a 31-24 loss in Buffalo Sunday. It was just the latest failure in what has quickly become a nightmare season for the “Dream Team.”
Here are the gory stats:
The Eagles defense has given up 17 touchdowns this season. Only the Chiefs have given up more. The Eagles defense has given up 11 passing touchdowns. Only the Chiefs have given up more.
The Eagles defense has given up 140 rushing yards per game -- third worst in the NFL.
Under Jim Johnson, the defense thrived on turnovers. This Eagles D only has three interceptions in five games (despite a defensive backfield full of Pro Bowlers) -- only five teams have fewer. The Eagles defense has only forced two fumbles, only the Chargers have produced fewer (one). So the D has only forced turnovers through five games.
That leads us to the offense.
How do you rack up 1,000-plus yards of offense in two weeks and lose both games (only the third team to do that in NFL history)?
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