Four On The Receiving End

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Hank Baskett makes a catch in Game 5 of the 2006 season ( Jerry Lodriguss / Inquirer )

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For only the fourth time since 1960 (as far back as we can check), four different players have led the Eagles in receiving yardage in their first four games.

Of the previous three times (1989, 2005, 2006), only the 2006 club had a fifth different player do so in Game 5.

If wide receiver Jason Avant or running back LeSean McCoy (or somone out of the blue) were to lead the Birds in receiving yardage Sunday against the Steelers, they would match that 2006 club.

Below are the leading receivers from the first five games from each of those seasons:

 1989  Opponent  Result  Receiver  Rec.  Yds.  LG  TD
 Sept. 10    Seahawks  W 31-  7     Mike Quick    6  140  40  1
 Sept. 17  at Redskins     W 42-37  Keith Byars    8  130  31  0
 Sept. 24  49ers  L  28-38  Heath Sherman    4    53  17  0
 Oct. 2  at Bears  L  13-27  Cris Carter    8  113  37  0
 Oct. 8  Giants  W 21-19  Cris Carter    2    27  23  0
        
 2006              
 Sept. 10  at Texans  W 24-10  Donte Stallworth    6  141  42t  1
 Sept. 17  Giants  L  24-30  L.J. Smith    7  111  30  0
 Sept. 24  at 49ers  W 38-24  Reggie Brown    5  106  50  0
 Oct. 2  Packers  W 31-  9  Greg Lewis    2    75  45t  2
 Oct. 8  Cowboys  W 38-24  Hank Baskett    3  112  87t  1
        
 2007              
 Sept. 9  at Packers  L  13-16  Jason Avant    3    54  31  1
 Sept. 17  Redskins  L  12-20  Brian Westbrook    8    66  18  0
 Sept. 23  Lions  W 56-21  Kevin Curtis  11     221    68t    3  
 Sept. 30  at Giants  L    3-16  Correll Buckhalter      4    35  14  0
 Oct. 14  at Jets  W  16-  9  Kevin Curtis    5  121  75t  1
        
 2012              
 Sept. 9  at Browns  W 17-16  Jeremy Maclin    7    96  46  1
 Sept. 16  Ravens  W 24-23  Brent Celek    8  157  28  0
 Sept. 23  at Cardinals  L    6-27  Damaris Johnson    5    84  26  0
 Sept. 30  Giants  W 19-17  DeSean Jackon    6    99  32  1
 Oct. 7  at Steelers            

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