The safety play has been exceedingly strong this year — Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod form one of the best combinations in the NFL. Jenkins is being used differently than last season, playing closer to the box and not playing the slot. When he's in coverage, it's often against tight ends unless there's a specific matchup the Eagles want. And McLeod continues to make plays, swarming around the ball and playing deep coverage. I don't know if I'd phrase it as the safeties making up for the deficiencies on the outside, but I think their experience and versatility take some of the pressure off the outside cornerbacks. They know how to align the back end and they're both reliable tacklers. It's a strength of the Eagles defense.