Eagles close to topping sack record set by 1984 Bears

With two common-period games remaining, the Philadelphia Eagles are on the cusp of breaking an extraordinary defensive NFL record. 

Coming into Week 17, the Eagles are only 12 sacks absent from topping the 1984 Chicago Bears (72) for the most in a one period. 

As Chris Franklin of nj.com pointed out, 12 might be way too steep a hill to climb in two game titles, but the Eagles have presently tested able of that type of output this year.

Philadelphia has recorded 6 or extra sacks in a video game six times this season, submitting 6-sack game titles towards the Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and Pittsburgh Steelers while registering 7 sacks towards the New York Giants and a whopping nine vs. the Washington Commanders. 

The Eagles’ defensive line has been a terror all period extensive, and the numbers back it up. 

With Haason Reddick (14), Josh Sweat (11), and Javon Hargrave (10) all surpassing double-digit sacks, Philly’s D-line is one Brandon Graham sack absent from one more NFL mark. 

Moving into 7 days 17, Graham has nine sacks on the calendar year, one absent from creating the Eagles the initially group in NFL background to have 4 gamers file 10 or more sacks in a season. 

Even with offering up a time-higher 40 points in a six-stage loss to the Cowboys last 7 days, the Eagles however rank between the ideal in the league in numerous defensive categories. 

Philadelphia has allowed the fewest passing yards in the NFL (2,718) and ranks second in yards allowed for every video game (301.9), guiding only the San Francisco 49ers (290.3). 

The Eagles are tied with the New England Patriots for second in the NFL with 16 interceptions and trail only the Cowboys (+12) in turnover differential at plus nine.