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Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Philadelphia Eagles


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

Here's a look at the Eagles:

Record: 2-1.

Last game: Beat Colts, 20-16.

Points for/against: 19.7 ppg/18.3 ppg.

NFL Rankings:

Offense: 19th overall, 341.0 ypg (11th rushing 11th, 20th passing).

Defense: 9th overall, 314.7 ypg (1st rushing, 17th passing).

Head coach: Doug Pederson.

Team Leaders:


QB: Carson Wentz (25-of-37, 255 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 84.9 rating).

Top RBs: Corey Clement (27 rush, 112 yards, 1 TD), Jay Ajayi (22 rush, 85 yards, 3 TDs).

Top WRs: Nelson Agholor (20 catches, 145 yards, 1 TD). Alshon Jefferson (no stats, been injured).

TE: Zach Ertz (21 catches 215 yards, 0 TDs).


Sacks: Fletcher Cox (3), Derek Barnett (1.5).

Leading tackler: LB Jordan Hicks (25).

Interceptions: Ronald Darby (1), Rasul Douglas (1).

Take/Give: minus-3.

Kicker: Jake Elliott (3-5 FGs).

Punter: Cameron Johnston: 51.5 avg (45.6 net).

Last meeting: November 13, 2014: Eagles 43, Titans 24.

Stat of note: Wentz is 3-0 with six touchdowns and 1 interception for 99.3 rating in his past three games vs AFC.

Local connection:

  • Eagles defensive lineman Derek Barnett starred at Brentwood Academy and the University of Tennessee.
  • Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews starred at Vanderbilt.

Titans connection:

  • Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz formerly served as DC of the Titans.
  • Eagles offensive lineman Chance Warmack was a first-round pick of the Titans.

Injury Report

  • RB Jay Ajayi (back).
  • DE Michael Bennett (Illness).
  • S Rodney McLeod (Knee).
  • RB Darren Sproles (Hamstring).
  • WR Alshon Jeffery (Shoulder).

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on the Eagles:

"They do a lot of things. They play great defense, they're talented up front, they've got linebackers that can run. They've got a safety that's been in the Pro Bowl, who's instinctive, who's a playmaker. Gets them all lined up back there with Malcolm (Jenkins). Up front, Fletcher Cox is one of the best players, one of the best defensive players in this league, regardless of position. He's talented, he's instinctive, he's very aware of what the formations are, and what the plays are. It's impressive to watch, I've always admired him and I think he's just getting better. Offensively, they've got a great o-line. They've got a bunch of backs, they've got the three talented tight ends. They threw to the tight ends 21 times last week, so I think until they get back Alshon (Jeffery), that's where they're going to go. That's where they're going to make their money and it's a good matchup. They've got size, they've got body control, they're athletic, great catch radius. So, it'll be a great challenge for us to be able to handle (Zach) Ertz, and (Dallas) Goedert, and (Josh) Perkins." looks back at the all-time series between the Tennessee Titans and Philadelphia Eagles. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)

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