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Roob Stats: History all over the place for Carson Wentz

Roob Stats: History all over the place for Carson Wentz

This week, we'll do something different. There are so many ridiculous Carson Wentz stats that we'll break our weekly Roob Stats into two parts. 

Today, Wentz stats! Wednesday, Everybody Else stats!

• Carson Wentz on Monday night became the first Eagles quarterback to throw three or more touchdowns in three straight games in 64 years. The last QB to do it was Bobby Thomason against the Colts, Giants and Steelers in 1953.

• With 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions, Wentz joined Tom Brady, Jeff Garcia, Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers, Dan Marino, Aaron Rodgers and Kurt Warner as the eighth quarterback in NFL history with 17 or more TDs and four or fewer INTs seven games into a season.

• Wentz has as many four-touchdown games in a 16-day span (two) as Randall Cunningham had in 122 starts as an Eagle.

• Wentz became the first Eagles quarterback ever with four or more TD passes of 50 yards after seven weeks. Norm Snead, Donovan McNabb, Tommy Thompson and Roy Zimmerman each had three.

• Wentz is on pace to throw for over 4,200 yards, with 38 TDs, nine interceptions and over 400 rushing yards. Nobody in NFL history has ever done that in a season.

• With 16 rushing first downs, Wentz ranks second among all NFL quarterbacks, just four behind Cam Newton.

• Wentz's third-down passer rating of 133.1 is the highest by any NFL quarterback after seven games since Drew Brees had a 133.7 mark in 2011. Wentz is 46 for 68 (68 percent) for 678 yards with 12 touchdowns and one interception on third down.

• Wentz's passer rating through seven games is 104.0, which has him on pace for the fifth-highest passer rating in NFL history by a second-year player. Three of the quarterbacks higher than that are in the Hall of Fame (Marino, Warner, Otto Graham) and the other is his backup (Nick Foles).

• Wentz, who could have been drafted by the Cleveland Browns, now has two four-TD games in the last 16 days. Browns quarterbacks have one four-TD game in the last 3,690 days.

• Wentz's 17 touchdown passes are the most ever by an Eagles quarterback after seven games. Norm Van Brocklin in 1960 and McNabb in 2006 had 16 (more on Wentz-McNabb here). Only 15 quarterbacks in NFL history have had more TD passes after seven games.

• With 522 completions, Wentz has the most pass completions ever by a quarterback in his first 23 games. His 839 attempts are fifth most and his 5,634 yards are ninth most.

• With 13 wins in his first 23 starts, Wentz is four shy of clinching a composite winning record for his first two NFL seasons. In NFL history, only four quarterbacks have started all 32 games their first two seasons and had a winning record during that span — Russell Wilson (24-8), Andrew Luck (22-10), Joe Flacco (20-12) and Andy Dalton (19-13).

• Wentz has fashioned a passer rating of 90 or higher in six of seven games so far this year. The only other Eagles quarterbacks to do that the first seven games of a season are Ron Jaworski in 1980 and McNabb in 2006. In NFL history, only Brady, Manning, Rodgers and Steve Young have hit 90 in all each of their team's first seven games.

• No quarterback this season has thrown more completions of 50 yards or more than Wentz, who has five. Alex Smith also has five, and Kirk Cousins has four. Wentz had three all last year.

• Wentz became the seventh quarterback in NFL history with four touchdown passes and 60 rushing yards in a game. Four of the seven are Eagles, but none of them are McNabb. Cunningham did it against the Patriots in 1990, Bobby Hoying of all people against the Bengals in 1997 and Michael Vick against the Redskins in 2010. It was also achieved by Robert Griffin III, Newton and Rodgers.

Alshon Jeffery listed as questionable vs. Cowboys

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Alshon Jeffery listed as questionable vs. Cowboys

Alshon Jeffery will be listed as questionable for Sunday night's game in Dallas. 

The Eagles' receiver popped up on the injury report with an ankle injury on Thursday, when he was limited. 

Head coach Doug Pederson said he expects Jeffery to play and he's optimistic he'll be able to go. On Thursday, Jeffery said he will "most definitely" play against the Cowboys. 

"It's been kind of lingering a little while," Pederson said. "There's no really one particular game or instance. It's hard for me to even put a finger on when it happened or how it happened. 

"It's something too in his case with all the cutting and stopping and starting in practice and games and where we are at that time of the year, you're going to start seeing more and more guys get added to the list or taken some reps off at practice, just so we can keep them healthy for Sunday."

Zach Ertz (hamstring), Ronald Darby (ankle) and Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) were full participants on Wednesday and Thursday, the two most important practice days of the week. The Eagles will practice in their bubble on Friday afternoon. Barring setbacks, Ertz and Darby should make their returns on Sunday. 

Ertz missed the Denver game and Darby hasn't played since Week 1, when he dislocated his right ankle. 

The Cowboys are reportedly going to be without left tackle Tyron Smith and linebacker Sean Lee. They're also missing Ezekiel Elliott, who will serve the second game of his six-game suspension.

Derrick Gunn's NFL Week 11 picks: 2 games that will impact Eagles

Derrick Gunn's NFL Week 11 picks: 2 games that will impact Eagles

Derrick Gunn makes his picks for Week 11 of the NFL season.

Eagles at Cowboys (Sunday 8:30 p.m. on NBC)
Now that their bye week is over, the Eagles are focused on wrapping up the NFC East. Dallas is licking its wounds after getting manhandled down in Atlanta. Ezekiel Elliott is serving his suspension. LB Sean Lee is out with a hamstring injury, and Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith is ailing with a groin injury. It all sounds too easy for the Birds, but with Dak Prescott on the other side, they’re not about to overlook this one. And they still remember what happened in Dallas last season.

Without Elliott and Smith, trying to establish a ground game against the Eagles’ top-ranked run defense will be near impossible. Dallas is 0-2 in games Lee hasn't played in this season. Carson Wentz will spread the wealth through the air, and now that Jay Ajayi has had extended time to get familiar with the offense, the Birds' running attack should be even more diversified. If the Eagles' defense can make the Cowboys' offense one-dimensional, it's game over.

Pick: Eagles 27, Cowboys 17

Detroit at Chicago (Sunday 1 p.m. on FOX)
The Bears’ defense is actually decent, ranked ninth overall, but the offense is abysmal. In their last two outings, the Bears hung tough, losing by eight to New Orleans and by seven to Green Bay. Chicago just doesn't have enough offensive firepower to hang with Matthew Stafford and the Lions.

Pick: Lions

Jacksonville at Cleveland (Sunday 1 p.m. on CBS)
This is a matchup of feast or famine, and the Jags' defense (first in sacks with 35) should be doing a lot of feasting. The Jags are tied for first in the AFC South and should win their fourth in a row.

Pick: Jaguars

Baltimore at Green Bay (Sunday 1 p.m. on CBS)
Aaron Rodgers’ replacement Brett Hundley has improved each week, but this time he's facing a Ravens defense that leads the league in interceptions with 13. It is likely the Packers will be without their top two rushers. Joe Flacco has been a disappointment this year (eight touchdowns and 10 interceptions) but he will pile up yards against a generous Packers' pass defense. Ravens win a close one.

Pick: Ravens

Tampa Bay at Miami (Sunday 1 p.m. on FOX)
The 3-6 Bucs vs. 4-5 Fins. No one expected both of these teams to have losing records at this stage of the season. Tampa’s list of offensive weapons on paper is impressive but has not lived up to expectations. The Dolphins are a mess, losing the last three and giving up 40 or more points in two of their last three. Somebody has to win this battle of Florida. Bucs get a slight nod.

Pick: Bucs

Los Angeles Rams at Minnesota (Sunday 1 p.m. on FOX)
This clash of division leaders is worth watching as both are 7-2 and behind the Eagles in the NFC. The Rams are the best scoring offense (32.9 points per game) and are facing the Vikings’ No. 5 scoring defense (18.3 ppg). Jared Goff has come into his own and Case Keenum has been solid. It comes down to which defense can get the most stops. The Vikings’ D is really good and playing at home. Advantage Minnesota.

Pick: Vikings

Washington at New Orleans (Sunday 1 p.m. on FOX)
The 'Skins keep losing frontline bodies while the Saints, at 7-2, just keep winning. Drew Brees has completed a minimum of 71 percent of his passes the last four games and the Saints' D isn’t bad, ranked eighth overall. The Redskins will not win in the Bayou.

Pick: Saints

Kansas City at New York Giants (Sunday 1 p.m. on CBS)
Andy Reid's crew is lucky the rest of the AFC West is struggling. The Chiefs have had a bye week to fix the problems they had against Dallas. Meanwhile, the Giants have become a laughingstock. Players are getting suspended, and others are grumbling. The Giants will do a lot of sulking after Kansas City is through with them.

Pick: Chiefs

Arizona at Houston (Sunday 1 p.m. on FOX)
Both teams are without their starting QBs. The Cardinals still don't know who will start this one, Blaine Gabbert or Drew Stanton. Tom Savage has been ineffective for Houston the last two games (46 completion percentage, two touchdowns and two interceptions). All of the Cardinals’ losses have been against teams with winning records. This will be ‘Zona’s first loss to a team under .500.

Pick: Texans

Buffalo at Los Angeles Chargers (Sunday 4:05 p.m. on FOX)
What has happened to the Bills? The defense can't stop anybody. The Bills are losers of two straight and now QB Tyrod Taylor is benched. Philip Rivers is in the concussion protocol. If it’s a battle of backup QBs, I’ll take the Chargers’ Kellen Clemens over the Bills’ rookie Nathan Peterman.

Pick: Chargers

Cincinnati at Denver (Sunday 4:25 p.m. on CBS)
The only thing these two 3-6 teams have left to play for is pride. The Broncos have lost five straight and the last three to the Chiefs, Eagles and Patriots. The Bengals are minus-9 in turnover differential but Andy Dalton, who hasn't thrown a pick in his last three games, will lead Cincy to victory.

Pick: Bengals

New England at Oakland (Sunday 4:25 p.m. on CBS)
Like them or not, the Patriots just keep finding ways to win. Their defense is ranked dead last, yet once again, they control the AFC East. Old Man Brady still has many tricks up his sleeve and will dissect the Raiders’ defense.

Pick: Patriots

Atlanta at Seattle (8:30 p.m. Monday on ESPN)
The Falcons were impressive against Dallas, but that was in their dome. This one will be outdoors in the cold with possible rain, and the 'Hawks' 12th man will be out in full force. Seattle can't run the ball but Russell Wilson can carry this team on his back. The Seahawks desperately need a win to stay close to the Rams. They’ll get the W.

Pick: Seahawks