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On The Beat: Talking Eagles fact & fiction on their secondary, passing game, Carson Wentz & how Patriots should attack with Geoff Mosher

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Every week, we up our prep on the Patriots’ next opponent with our “5 questions…” feature where we check in with a writer who covers New England’s next opponent. For this week’s game against the Birds, we talk with old buddy, Geoff Mosher, the longtime writer, podcaster and bottlewasher. Check him out on Twitter here. Thanks to Mosh for his time.

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1. The Philly pass defense has gotten a really bad rep this season ... is that legit and what are the issues?

It's both legit and misleading, if those two concepts can be mutually exclusive. The reputation is earned because Eagles' corners were downright awful for the first seven games of the season, often getting beaten over the top. The Eagles allowed seven 100-yard receivers through the first seven games. Only five NFL teams had allowed more passing touchdowns through their seven games.

But it's also misleading because