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[Asomugha will] help shore up an Eagles defense that allowed 31 touchdown passes last season, the most they’ve allowed since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970. In fact, two of their three worst seasons during that span have come in the past two seasons.
The 31 touchdown passes allowed was tied for third-most in the league last season with the Seattle Seahawks. Only the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys, with 33 apiece, allowed more.
The Elias Sports Bureau tells us that it’s not uncommon to assemble this kind of talent in the same defensive backfield. Since 2002, five teams have had two cornerbacks make it to the Pro Bowl in the same season, including last year’s Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the Eagles themselves in 2002.
Green Bay sent Tramon Williams and Charles Woodson to the Pro Bowl last year and sent Woodson and former Eagle Al Harris in 2008. Philadelphia was represented by Bobby Taylor and Troy Vincent in 2002.