Philadelphia Eagles' Fourth Quarter Report Card: Defense and Special Teams

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Philadelphia Eagles' Fourth Quarter Report Card: Defense and Special Teams

To put it mildly, the fourth quarter wasn’t a stellar one for the Eagles defense.

There was the Giants game, where they gave up 38 points and over 500 yards of offense, including two 60-yard-plus passing touchdowns.

There was the Broncos game, where they gave up 20 second-half points and needed a ridiculous interception by Asante Samuel to keep that total from growing. Sure, they were in a couple tight spots in the second half, but after dominating the first, they looked terrible.

And then there was the Dallas debacle.

At least they had one good one—a three-sack, three-pick effort against San Francisco that, outside of an apparently sleepwalked-through third quarter, was quite a show. Yet still, it was the only time this year the Birds allowed a 100-yard rusher.

See what I mean? Even in victory, there were issues.

Let’s see how those issues grade out in our final defensive report card.

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