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Numerology: Eagles vs. Buccaneers

Analyzing the numbers that added up to a lopsided loss against the Bucs on Sunday.

FIVE NUMBERS that mattered in the Eagles' 45-17 loss to the Bucs:


The number of passing first downs on third down that the Eagles gave up to Jameis Winston and the Bucs. That's 21 in the last three weeks and 49 for the season, which is the third most in the league, ahead of only the Ravens (51) and the Giants (50). Winston completed nine of 12 third-down passes for 101 yards. Three of his five touchdown passes came on third down. The Eagles are on pace to give up 78 third-down passes for first downs, which would be the most in the Chip Kelly-Bill Davis era. They gave up 72 last year and 73 in 2014. Despite all of the improvements the Eagles made to their secondary, they have a 94.1 third-down opponent passer rating. That's worse than last year (88.1) and the year before (78.2).


Opponents' yards-per-carry average against the Eagles in the last seven games. It's the second worst in the league over that period. They actually had the league's best defensive rush average after the first three games (3.11). They gave up just four double-digit-yard runs in the first three games, which was the second fewest in the league. In the last seven games, they've given up 27, which is the fourth most behind Miami (33), Washington (32) and New Orleans (28).


Jordan Matthews' total receiving yards in the last two games. He had just 13 yards on four catches Sunday and 21 on three receptions in last week's loss to the Dolphins. Throw in his three-catch, 14-yard performance against Carolina in Week 8 and he has had fewer than 25 receiving yards in three of Eagles' last four games.


The number of games in Mark Sanchez's career in which he's thrown three or more interceptions, including Sunday. He has played in 73 games since the Jets drafted him in 2009 and has 84 interceptions and 104 total turnovers. He has averaged an interception every 26.6 pass attempts in his career. His 3.8 percent interception rate is the highest of any active quarterback in the league.


The Eagles' defense has just one interception in the last three games after picking off 11 passes in the first seven. That lone interception the last three weeks came against Dallas. They had no interceptions in last week's loss to Miami and none Sunday against the Bucs. Their best opportunity Sunday came in the second quarter when safety Malcolm Jenkins let a Jameis Winston pass slip through his hands on a second-and-goal play at the Philadelphia 4. Winston threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Russell Shepard on the next play to give Tampa Bay a 21-7 lead.