By Mary Cunningham

As the Eagles crucial showdown with the Pats is coming up in five days at the Linc, the Birds’ defensive line holds the key to stopping Tom Brady and Co.

Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham have been dominating along the defensive line and are getting the deserved attention.

But young ends Derek Barnett and Josh Sweat have also been productive and active and around the football.

Add in Genard Avery, and the Eagles are going to have some juice at the line of scrimmage for New England.