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I posted last week that EaglesÆ defensive coordinator Sean McDermott had a chance to earn his stripes last weekend. Working with a patchwork squad, he would truly have to coach them to victory. Consider those stripes earnedàand it was a total team effort. From sack machine Trent Cole all the way down to the twenty-fourth man, everyone on the EaglesÆ defense pitched in and made it happen. But to borrow a page from the NHL, the EaglesÆ three defensive stars of the game are guys whose names you almost never hear or see in the box score. There would be several honorable mentions, of course. Jeremiah Trotter, for instance made his first start in three years and used his much-maligned cover skills to make a great open field tackle that stalled a drive. But the third star would go collectivel ...

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