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It's a Long Drive ...

Just how long was the Eagles' final drive Sunday?

It's a Long Drive ...

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the Packers. (Mike Roemer/AP)
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the Packers. (Mike Roemer/AP)

The Eagles game-ending drive of 9:32 Sunday appears to be the fourth longest for the club since 1999 (which is how far back we can search drives on pro-football-reference.com).

We found a 10:26 drive the Eagles had against the 49ers in 2005, their longest in the last 15 years, from what we can tell. Click HERE to see the play-by-play from that drive, or HERE to see the play-by-play from Sunday's drive.

By the way, the longest drive we could find in the NFL was an 13:00 march by the Giants in a 2010 game against the Seahawks. Click HERE to see that play-by-play.

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