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2-0 Into 444 Does Go

The 2-0 Eagles have gained 444 more yards than the 2-0 Cardinals.

2-0 Into 444 Does Go

Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb and current Eagles QB Michael Vick square off on Sunday. (Staff and AP Photos)
Former Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb and current Eagles QB Michael Vick square off on Sunday. (Staff and AP Photos)

Although the Eagles and Cardinals are both 2-0, the Philly Birds have out gained the Arizona birds by 444 yards.

Here are the six 2-0 teams entering Week 3 along with their total yardage and NFL rank:

 
 Team

 Yards   
  NFL
  Rank 
 Eagles  942    1
 Texans  748  10
 49ers  726  13
 Chargers      674  19
 Falcons  651  21
 Cardinals  498  30
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