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Carson Wentz's big plays and historic numbers for Eagles' D

In this week's edition of Roob Stats, we look at first-quarter defense, touchdown streaks, 50-yard touchdowns and 50-yard field goals and much more!
 
First-quarter defense 
• The Eagles have now gone 10 straight games without allowing a first-quarter touchdown. That's their longest such streak since a 13-gamer in 1971.
 
• In 12 home games under Jim Schwartz, the Eagles have allowed just one first-quarter touchdown … an Aaron Rodgers touchdown pass last November.
 
Fletcher Cox vs. Brandon Graham
• Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham continued to battle for the Eagles' career sack lead among active players, with each recording sacks against the 49ers.
 
• Graham now leads Cox 33-32 in a crowded field. There are 11 Eagles with between 29½ and 34 sacks. Graham is tied for 10th in Eagles history with William Thomas, and Cox is now tied for 13th with Corey Simon.
 
• Two more sacks will move Graham past William Fuller (35½) and Dennis Harrison (34). Next for Cox is Kenny Clarke (32½).
 
Ertz piling up the touchdowns
• Zach Ertz became the first Eagles tight end with a touchdown catch in four straight games since three-time Pro Bowler Charle Young did it over the 1974 and 1975 seasons. Young was actually at the game Sunday, his first trip back to Philadephia in 40 years.
 
• Only two Eagles tight ends have had more touchdowns in an entire season than the six Zach Ertz already has: Pete Retzlaff had eight in 1964 and 1965 and Brent Celek had eight in 2009.
 
Big plays from Wentz
• Carson Wentz’s 53-yard TD pass to Alshon Jeffery gave him five TD passes of 50 yards or more this year, which halfway through the season is already fourth-most in Eagles history and tied for fifth-most in NFL history after eight games.

• Nelson Agholor, Torrey Smith, Mack Hollins and Jeffery all have at least one 50-yard TD catch. The last time the Eagles had four guys with a 50-yard TD in the same season was 2006 (Correll Buckhalter, Brian Westbrook, Donte' Stallworth, Reggie Brown and Hank Baskett).
 
• Wentz has now had a passer rating of 83 or higher in nine straight games, the second-longest streak in Eagles history behind Michael Vick's 11-game streak in 2010.
 
• Wentz now has 19 touchdown passes and five interceptions halfway through the season. Only one other quarterback in his second year has had 19 or more TDs and five or fewer INTs in a season and that's his backup, Nick Foles (27-2 in 2013).
 
• Wentz is one of only six QBs in NFL history 24 or younger with 19 touchdowns in the first half of a season. Dan Marino had 24 in 1984, Bobby Layne 20 in 1951 and Derek Carr (2015), Matt Stafford (2011) and Deshaun Watson Wentz did it this year.
 
Weekly Jake Elliott stats
• Jake Elliott's 51-yard field goal Sunday gave him five 50-yard field goals in his first seven career games. That broke the Eagles record of four 50-yarders in a season set last year by Caleb Sturgis.
 
• It's also already the third-most 50-yarders in NFL history by a rookie behind Blair Walsh, who made 10 in 2012, and Greg Zuerlein, who made seven, also in 2012.
 
• Elliott already has the sixth-most 50-yarders in Eagles history, behind only David Akers (15), Sturgis and Tom Dempsey (7) and Paul McFadden and Tony Franklin (6).
 
Miscellaneous facts and figures
• The Eagles have scored 26 or more points in six straight games, matching third third-longest streak in franchise history. They scored 26 in seven straight games both over the 2003 and 2004 seasons and in 2010.

• Corey Clement’s 5.4 yards per carry average on 10 for 54 is the highest by an undrafted Eagles rookie with at least 10 carries since Vaughn Hebron had a 6.6 average vs. the Cardinals in 1993.

• The Eagles' streak of six straight games rushing for 100 or more yards and allowing fewer than 100 yards is the 12th-longest such streak in NFL history.  

• The Eagles on Sunday scored two touchdowns in the final three minutes of a first half for the first time since 2009, when they did it against the Giants on a 54-yard Donovan McNabb TD pass to DeSean Jackson and — after a Quinton Demps interception — McNabb's 23-yard TD pass to Jeremy Maclin.

• The Eagles have scored 28 or more points in three straight games despite not scoring a first-quarter touchdown in any of them. It's the first time in franchise history that's happened.