Eagles Jason Babin takes down Miami quarterback J.P. Losman. (Jim Rassol, Sun Sentinel / December 11, 2011)

Philadelphia Eagles Defense to be a major test for Jets

How’s this for a defense; 10 points allowed, 9 sacks, 1 safety, 1 interception, and 2 fumble recoveries.

No, that’s not the Philadelphia Eagles’ stats for the season; that’s what the Eagles Defense did to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Get ready, New York Jets.

Get ready, offensive line.

Get ready, Mark Sanchez.

The nine sacks is the third-most by an Eagles defense in their history.  Playing an aggressive style, Philadelphia (5-8) took advantage of three takeaways to score 24 points during a 9-minute span in the second quarter, eventually sending Miami quarterback Matt Moore off the field with a head injury.

“We played like men today,” said Jason Babin, who matched a career high with three sacks. “Do we have a chance for the playoffs? Maybe. We were kind of out of it, but guys in this locker room decided, ‘We’re going to play and have fun and show you guys we love the game.’ I think that really rang true the whole day.”

Babin forced a fumble and increased his season sack total to 15.

“We had some new blitzes that everybody bought into, and the defense was really excited about them,” Babin said. “When we ran them, we ran them with ferocity.”

 

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