The 52 points allowed were the third-most points allowed by the Eagles since 1940 and it was the most points allowed since they gave up 56 to Dallas in a 56-7 loss on October 9th, 1966. Excluding last season's Week 17 mail-it-in 42-7 loss to the Giants, the Eagles 32-point loss on Sunday was their worst since their 42-0 loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football in December 2005.
Just how bad was the Eagles defense? Peyton Manning completed 82% of his passes and he had 34 passing attempts. The Broncos went 5-for-8 on third down but the defense did not even force a third-down on the final four touchdown drives. According to SI's Peter King, the Broncos' last four touchdown drives consisted of 12 second down conversions and resulted in 28 points.
The Eagles have allowed a total of 1,787 yards of total offense this year with only five takeaways. That is the most total yards through four games in franchise history and tied for seventh worst in NFL history and they have the fewest number of takeaways in the top-9.
It is scary to look at the Eagles defense as a fan and think about what kind of damage opposing quarterbacks can do to them. During their three game losing streak, Philip Rivers (SD), Alex Smith (KC) and Peyton Manning (Den) have gone 86-for-116 (74.1%) with seven passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
The Eagles defense is frighteningly bad this season and are giving up yards at an incredibly high rate. The defense needs to start coming up with key stops or crucial takeaways or else this season is going to be a scary recreation of the 2012 season. That wouldn't be good for anybody involved.
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