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Eagles-Redskins Leftovers

Some statistical nuggets leftover from the debacle that was Redskins 31, Eagles 6.

Eagles-Redskins Leftovers

Eagles head coach Andy Reid shouts out instructions during the game.<br />Philadelphia Eagles vs Washingtown Redskins on Sunday , November 18, 2012 at FEDEX Field. (Ron Cores/Staff Photographer)
Eagles head coach Andy Reid shouts out instructions during the game. Philadelphia Eagles vs Washingtown Redskins on Sunday , November 18, 2012 at FEDEX Field. (Ron Cores/Staff Photographer)

Some statistical nuggets leftover from the debacle that was Redskins 31, Eagles 6:

♦ In their last 247:32 of playing time, the Eagles have been outscored by 140-59.

♦ In their last 12 road games, the Eagles have 35 turnovers and 19 takeaways. That's a minus-16 turnover differential.

♦ Robert Griffin III threw four touchdowns passes Sunday to four different receivers. For each of those receivers, it was their only catch of the day.

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♦ Griffin's 84 yards rushing was the second-most by a quarterback against  the Eagles since 1960. Only Roger Staubach (90 yards, Nov. 14, 1971) had a higher total in that time.

♦ Sunday's loss was the highest margin of defeat in an NFC East game in the Andy Reid era and tied for the seventh-highest among the 318 division games the Birds have played since the merger in 1970.

♦ Monday is Day No. 5,062 of the Andy Reid era.

♦ The Eagles have been outscored by 61-14 in the first quarter this season.

♦ The Birds have lost six straight games and have six games remaining. The team record for consecutive losses in one season is 11.

♦ Eagles place-kicker Alex Henery has a higher percentage on field goals this season (94.4%) than on extra points (93.8%).

Bob Vetrone Jr.
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