For another season in 2016, the Eagles‘ offense and defense were at times up and down.
Special teams never wavered.
Dave Fipp’s unit has been among the best since his arrival to Philadelphia in 2013. In 2016, his unit was the very best, according to Rick Gosselin’s annual rankings in the Dallas Morning News. This is the second time in three years the Eagles have earned the top spot.
The Eagles had the best kickoff starting position at the 27.2-yard and the best opponent kickoff starting position at the 22.7-yard line in 2016. They led the league with two kick return touchdowns and had the second-best punt return average of 12.9.
On top of it all, kicker Caleb Sturgis made 35 field goals, a career-high and a new Eagles record.
“There’s been a long legacy of playing really well on special teams here with the Eagles,” Fipp said to the Eagles’ website on Wednesday. “I think we inherited some of …
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