Thursday, March 5, 2015

Eagles with 2nd-most penalties in league

The Eagles have risen to a second-place tie with the Ravens for most penalties (90) in the NFL this season.

Eagles with 2nd-most penalties in league

The Eagles have risen to a second-place tie with the Ravens for most penalties (90) in the NFL this season.

The Packers are first with 98.

In terms of penalty yards, the Eagles are third behind Green Bay and Baltimore.

In Sunday's win over the Falcons, the Birds were penalized eight times for 62 yards. Three of those were personal fouls on the defense. And two of those were on Quintin Demps. Six of the eight penalties were on the defense.

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For the bright-side readers out there, the Eagles did not have a special-teams penalty, which is rare.

Here's the breakdown on the season:

Number of penalties

Jason Peters - 6
Moise Fokou - 5
Stacy Andrews - 5
Winston Justice - 5
Dimitri Patterson - 5
Todd Herremans - 4
Quintin Demps - 4
Nick Cole - 3
DeSean Jackson - 3
Darren Howard - 3
Asante Samuel – 3
Macho Harris – 3
Sean Jones - 3
Leonard Weaver – 3
Jason Babin - 2
Donovan McNabb - 2
Jeremy Maclin - 2
Jason Avant – 2
Tracy White – 2
Trent Cole - 2
Juqua Parker - 2
Eldra Buckley – 2
Sheldon Brown - 2
Chris Clemons - 2
Joselio Hanson - 1
Mike Patterson - 1
Chris Gocong – 1
Victor Abiamiri - 1
Jeremiah Trotter - 1
Ramzee Robinson - 1
Will Witherspoon - 1
Brent Celek - 1
Jamaal Jackson - 1
Alex Smith - 1

Note: The Eagles' defense was called for an offsides in Week 1 (officially 6 yards), but it was not attributed to any one player. The 'D' was also called for a 5-yard illegal contact penalty in Week 6 and an offsides in Week 7. The team was whistled for an illegal substitution in Week 11. And there was an illegal touching call in Week 12 on the team. Penalties that were declined were not included in the breakdown.

Penalty yards

Fokou - 58
Demps – 51
Samuel - 43
Peters - 40
Harris – 36
D. Jackson – 30
Avant - 30
Justice - 30
D. Patterson - 26
Andrews – 25
Maclin - 25
Gocong - 24
Herremans - 22
Jones - 21
Babin - 20
Parker - 20
Buckley - 20
Clemons - 17
White - 16
Howard - 15
N. Cole - 15
Weaver - 13
Abiamiri -12
McNabb - 10
T. Cole - 10
Celek - 10
S. Brown - 10
Howard – 7
M. Patterson - 5
Hanson - 5
Trotter - 5
Robinson - 5
Witherspoon - 5
J. Jackson - 5
A. Smith - 5

By unit

Offense - 37 for 247
Defense - 32 for 262
Special teams – 21 for 182

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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