-- Jeremy Maclin became the first Eagles rookie ever with two 40-plus yard touchdown catches in a game (51 and 40). The last NFL rookie to do it was the Colts' Anthony Gonzalez (57 and 40) on Dec. 9, 2007, against Baltimore. Maclin's 142 receiving yards were the third most ever by an Eagles rookie. Don Looney had 180 yards in a game in 1940 and Hank Baskett had 177 on Dec. 31, 2006, against Atlanta.
-- With a sack against the Bucs,
defensive end Trent Cole has had at least a share of a sack in all four of the Eagles' games this season. It's the first time in his career that he's had a sack in four straight games.
-- Four of the Bucs' first five
running plays went for negative yardage. For the season, the Eagles have held opponents to 2 yards or fewer on 59 of 110 rushing attempts.
-- The Eagles have given up seven
touchdown passes in the last three games.
-- The Eagles already have nine
interceptions, including three against the Bucs. Last year after four games they had just four.
-- The Eagles have converted
seven of 12 red-zone opportunities into touchdowns in their first four games. Twenty-three of their 37 red-zone plays have been pass plays. The only wide receiver with a red-zone reception thus far is Jason Avant. He has five.
-- McNabb's .761 completion percentage (16-for-21) was his highest ever against the Bucs. He had a .727 completion percentage (24-for-33) in a playoff win over the Bucs in 2000.
-- The Eagles ran the ball eight times out of the spread-option formation, gaining 29 yards. Twenty of those yards came on two plays, an 11-yard run by Michael Vick and a 9-yard run by LeSean McCoy off a direct snap. For the season, the Eagles have rushed for 149 yards on 32 carries out of the spread (4.66) and 284 yards on 70 carries (4.06) out of standard formations.
-- For the second time in four games, the Eagles scored on their first possession.
-- Sheldon Brown had his third interception of the season. He's just one shy of his career high (four in 2005). Of Brown's 17 career picks, 14 have led to a score.
-- Brent Celek's four receptions brought his season total to 26. He's currently on pace to catch 104 passes this season.