Eagles Milestones: Carson Wentz, offense can soar to new heights

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Eagles Milestones: Carson Wentz, offense can soar to new heights

The Eagles have been making history all year, and they can make even more on Sunday night in Seattle.
Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ stingy run defense and their explosive scoring offense highlight this week’s edition of Eagles Milestone Watch.
• If Carson Wentz throws two or more touchdown passes and one or fewer interception against the Seahawks, it will be his eighth consecutive such game. That would equal the fifth-longest streak in NFL history behind only a 13-game streak by Aaron Rodgers in 2011, streaks of 11 games in 2010 and 2011 and nine games in 2015 by Tom Brady and a nine-game streak by Peyton Manning over 2012 and 2013. 

• Wentz also goes into Seattle with a streak of 13 straight games with one or more TD pass and one or fewer interception. If Wentz throws one or more TD and one or fewer interception, he will join Rodgers (2011) and Matt Ryan (2016) as only the third quarterback in NFL history to open a season with 12 straight games with one or more touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions.

• If the Eagles beat the Seahawks and score 26 points, they will be the sixth team in NFL history to win 10 straight games while scoring 26 or more points in all 10. The others are the 2015 Panthers (12), 2012 and 2013 Broncos (11) and 2005 Colts, 2010 and 2011 Patriots and 1961 and 1962 Houston Oilers (all 10). 

• If the Eagles score 30 points Sunday, their streak of six straight games with 30 points will match the ninth-longest in NFL history.

• The Eagles have rushed for at least 100 yards in 10 straight games. Another 100-yard game gives the Eagles the sixth-longest streak in franchise history.

• The Eagles have held four straight opponents under 240 net yards of offense. If they do it again, they will be the first NFL team to hold five straight opponents under 240 yards since the 1992 Cowboys. 

• If the Eagles win by 23 or more points Sunday, they will become only the third team in NFL history to win five straight games by 23 or more points. The others were also Eagles teams — the 1949 team did it five straight weeks, as did the 1953 team. The Eagles are one of 10 teams with four straight wins by 23 or more points, only the third in the last 50 years.

• The Eagles have out-rushed their last three opponents by 100 or more yards. The last time they had a 100-yard rushing margin in four straight games was 1990, when they did it in the last five games of the regular season.

Report: Donovan McNabb named in NFL sexual harassment lawsuit

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Report: Donovan McNabb named in NFL sexual harassment lawsuit

Donovan McNabb on Monday night was mentioned in a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment at the NFL Network by ex-players and a former executive producer, according to a report by Bloomberg.

McNabb, along with ex-NFL players Heath Evans, Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor, is being accused of sexual harassment by Jami Cantor, a former female colleague at the NFL Network. Cantor's allegations are part of a wrongful termination suit filed against NFL Enterprises in which she accuses the players-turned-analysts and former executive producer Eric Weinberger of the misconduct, citing multiple incidents. Weinberger is also the president of the Bill Simmons Media Group. Simmons' website, The Ringer, released a statement early Tuesday morning.

Cantor was fired in October 2016, according to the report.

Evans, Faulk and Taylor have been suspended by the NFL Network while an investigation is made into the accusations. Weinberger has been placed on indefinite leave by The Ringer.

McNabb, the former Eagles quarterback who turned 41 last month, is no longer working for the NFL Network and has most recently been featured on ESPN as an analyst. According to the complaint, via the report, McNabb texted Cantor explicit comments.

Per Bloomberg, McNabb's representatives did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.

McNabb played 11 seasons for the Eagles from 1999 to 2009 and is the franchise's all-time leader in yards passing (32,873) and touchdown passes (216).

Eagles rookie CB Sidney Jones cleared to practice

Eagles rookie CB Sidney Jones cleared to practice

On a day that will be remembered most for a player the Eagles lost to an injury (see story), they did learn that they are getting another player back after a long injury rehab.

The Eagles are finally going to get a look this week at rookie second-round pick Sidney Jones at practice. Whether he actually gets into a football game this year is still in doubt.

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that nine months after he blew out his Achilles and eight months after the Eagles drafted him, Jones has finally been medically cleared to practice and will participate to some extent Wednesday when the Eagles get back to work following their win over the Rams Sunday in Los Angeles.

“We're just to the point of just want to see him out there running around, doing football activities outside of the normal workouts that he's been doing,” Pederson said Monday. “Just really changing direction and doing more football work this week.”

Jones tore his left Achilles during his pro day workout on March 11 and has spent the entire season so far on the reserve-non football injury list, which is for players with preexisting conditions dating before the first day of practice.

The Eagles had a window running from Week 7 until this week to activate Jones for practice, and once he practices on Wednesday, they’ll have 21 days to either activate him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the year.

The Eagles have the luxury of taking their time with Jones, thanks to the play of starting corners Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby, slot corner Patrick Robinson and fourth corner Rasul Douglas.

Before his injury, Jones was projected as a first-round draft pick. The Eagles got him with the 43rd pick, but even if he doesn’t play until opening day next year, he will still be only 22 years old and under contract through 2020.

Jones had nine interceptions, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, 8½ tackles for loss and 145 tackles in 40 career games for the University of Washington.

It remains to be seen where Jones will fit in next year, but Robinson, although he has played well, is due to become a free agent this offseason and turns 31 in September.

Douglas and Jones are signed through 2020, Mills through 2019 and Darby through 2018.