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Birds Have Been Taking Out Winning Teams

Eagles have won nine of their last 12 regular season games against teams three or more games over .500.

Birds Have Been Taking Out Winning Teams

DeSean Jackson had six catches for 88 yards against the Giants. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
DeSean Jackson had six catches for 88 yards against the Giants. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

The Eagles have won five of their last six regular season games against teams that entered the game with a record three or more games above .500.

They are 9-3 in those games since Thanksgiving, 2008:

Date Eagles     Opponent Record     Result
Nov. 27, 2008     5-5-1 Cardinals 7-4 W 48-20   
Dec. 7, 2008 6-5-1 at Giants 11-1 W 20-14
Dec. 28, 2008 8-6-1 Cowboys 9-6 W 44-  6
Nov. 1, 2009 4-2 Giants 5-2 W 40-17
Nov. 8, 2009 5-2 Cowboys 5-2 L  16-20
Jan. 3, 2010 11-4 at Cowboys     10-5 L    0-24
Oct. 17, 2010 3-2 Falcons 4-1 W 31-17
Nov. 7, 2010 4-3 Colts 5-2 W 26-24
Nov. 21, 2010 6-3 Giants 6-3 W 27-17
Nov. 28, 2010 7-3 at Bears 7-3 L  26-31
Dec. 19, 2010 9-4 at Giants 9-4 W 38-31
Nov. 20, 2011 3-6 at Giants 6-3 W 17-10
Nov. 27, 2011 4-6 Patriots 7-3
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