Friday, May 12, 2006

Read all about the 104-sack 1986 Eagles team

If you can bear it. Excerpt:

The NFL record for sacks allowed at that time was 70, set by the 1968 Falcons. The Eagles had allowed 64 sacks with five games left to play. And the situation was deteriorating: right tackle Leonard Mitchell was hurt against Detroit.

As the record approached, the Eagles linemen got touchy. “Record? You want a bleeping record? Give me a Van Halen record,” reserve guard Nick Haden told the Philadelphia Daily News. Left tackle Ken Reeves tried to put the high sack total in perspective. “I think out of the 64 sacks we have, that the offensive line has given up 26,” he said in the same article.

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