The Eagles' Defense Leads the NFL in ...

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The Eagles have not allowed a 100-yard rusher yet this season. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

The Eagles are the only team in the NFL that has not allowed an opposing player to rush for 100 or more yards this season.

Sure, that is more reaching than I will do over the Thanksgiving dinner table Thursday ... but if you have watched this defense perform this season — especially over the last couple of weeks — you can understand that we'll take any positive stat we can.

So ... once again for effect ... There have been 70 100-yard rushing performances in 2012, and the Eagles have not surrendered a one of them.

On the other hand, the Redskins have notched four of those 70, three by running back Alfred Morris, another by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Here are the Eagles' opponents' leading rusher for each game so far this season:

 Gm.   Opponent   Leading Rusher  Att.   Yds.   Avg.   LG     TD 
  1  Browns  Trent Richardson  19  39  2.1     9   0
  2  Ravens  Ray Rice  16  99  6.2   43  0
  3  Cardinals  Ryan Williams  13  83  6.4   25  0
  4  Giants  Ahmad Bradshaw  13  39  3.0     9  0
  5  Steelers  Rashard Mendenhall   13  68  5.2   17  0
  6  Lions  Mikel Leshoure  15  70  4.7   14  0
  7  Falcons  Jacquizz Rodgers    8  60  7.5   43  0
  8  Saints  Chris Ivory  10  48  4.8  t22  1
  9  Cowboys  Felix Jones  16  71  4.4   15  0

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