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Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

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Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

OK, this is really sad. It's also really incredible.

With Carson Wentz's season officially over, we can look back at just how insanely great he was these past 13 games.

He went 11-2, completed 60 percent of his passes, threw a franchise-record 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and finished with a 101.9 passer rating, fifth highest in NFL history by QBs 24 or younger (behind only Robert Griffin III, Dan Marino, Dak Prescott and Nick Foles).

Let's take a look at some of Wentz's remarkable achievements this past season:

• Wentz's 33 touchdowns on 440 pass attempts are sixth most in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 450 or fewer passes in a season. His seven interceptions match the fourth fewest in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 33 or more touchdowns. Only Tom Brady (2010, 2015) and Aaron Rodgers (2011, 2014) have thrown fewer INTs in a season with at least 33 TDs.

• Wentz will go into 2018 with a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass and one or fewer interceptions. That's the sixth-longest such streak in NFL history and six shy of the record of 21 games, set by Matt Ryan over the 2015 through 2017 seasons.

• Wentz threw 27 touchdowns in his last nine games. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have ever thrown more touchdown passes in any nine-game stretch — Brady, Peyton Manning, George Blanda, Rodgers, Drew Brees and Marino. All either are or will be Hall of Famers.

• Wentz's four career games with four TDs (all this year) equals the third most by any quarterback in his first 29 career games. Marino and Matthew Stafford each had six. Mark Rypien and Fran Tarkentown also had four. Only seven QBs in NFL history have had more four-TD games in a season (Manning, Marino, Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb).

• Wentz had a passer rating of 83 or higher in all 13 games he played. He's only the fourth QB in NFL history to record a passer rating of at least 83 in the first 13 games of a season. Manning, Philip Rivers and Rodgers have also done it.

• Overall, Wentz has had a passer rating of 83 or higher in 14 straight games, the eighth-longest streak in NFL history. Only five QBs — Manning, Rivers, Brady, Steve Young and Rodgers — have had longer streaks.

Even on an off night, Eagles set some records

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Even on an off night, Eagles set some records

It wasn't his best game, but for purely statistical purposes Carson Wentz did accomplish some pretty impressive things Sunday in Seattle.

Let's take a look as we kick off this week's edition of Roob Stats:

• Wentz had one touchdown pass and one interception against the Seahawks, giving him 14 straight games with one or more touchdown and one or no interceptions. That's the eighth-longest streak in NFL history, behind only streaks by Matt Ryan (21), Aaron Rodgers and Vinny Testaverde (19), Steve Young (17), Trent Green (16) and Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning (15). 

• The streak of 14 straight games with a touchdown pass is second-longest in Eagles history behind Randall Cunningham's 18-game streak over the 1987 and 1988 seasons.

• Wentz now has 29 touchdowns and six interceptions, which makes him only the third player in NFL history with 29 or more TDs and six or fewer INTs after 12 games. The others are Tom Brady (2007, 2015) and Rodgers (2011, 2014). 

• Wentz threw for 348 yards Sunday night, his eighth career 300-yard game. He's only the fifth quarterback to throw for 300 yards eight times in his first two NFL seasons, and two of the others had previous professional football experience. Dan Marino (10) and Jeff Garcia, Andrew Luck and Kurt Warner (9) are the only other QBs to throw for 300 yards eight times in their first two seasons, but Garcia and Warner weren't rookies in their first NFL seasons.

• With a passer rating of 86.2 Sunday, Wentz became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to open a season with a passer rating of 83 or higher in the first 12 games of a season. The others are Peyton Manning, Rivers and Rodgers.

• Wentz's 51-yard pass to Nelson Agholor was his seventh completion of 50 yards or more this year. He shares the NFL lead with Alex Smith. Jared Goff, Andy Dalton and Jacoby Brissett have six. The last Eagles QB with more than seven 50-yarders in a season was Donovan McNabb, who had nine in 2009.

Amazing Non-Wentz stats
• The Eagles gained 425 yards but scored just 10 points. It's the first time since 1955 they've gained over 400 yards but scored just 10 points. They had 408 yards in a 17-10 loss to the Bears at Wrigley Field in 1955. There have been only nine games in NFL history where a team has netted 425 or more yards but scored fewer points.

• Sunday's game was also only the second in franchise history where the Eagles outgained a team by more than 100 yards and lost by 14 or more points. In 1997, they opened the season with a 31-17 loss to the Giants despite outgaining them by 138 yards.

• The Eagles have held 14 straight opponents to fewer than 115 rushing yards, the third-longest streak in franchise history behind a 29-game streak over the 1933-35 seasons and a 15-game streak in 1991 and 1992.

• The Eagles are also the 15th team in NFL history that hasn't allowed more than 115 rushing yards in any of its first 12 games in a season. The Vikings also haven't.

• Agholor had three catches of 25 yards or more Sunday night. He had only two all last year.

• The Eagles have gained 375 or more yards and allowed 325 or fewer yards in four straight games, which matches the second-longest streak in NFL history and longest since 1953 (although 25 other teams have done it four straight weeks since 1953). The 1953 Eagles had a streak of six straight games gaining at least 375 yards and allowing 325 or fewer yards.

Roob Stats: Ridiculous run D, Zach Ertz makes history and more

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Roob Stats: Ridiculous run D, Zach Ertz makes history and more

Here's a shock: This week's edition of Roob Stats doesn't lead off with Carson Wentz.
 
The Wentz numbers are astounding. But the Eagles' run defense stats are maybe just a little bit more astounding!
 
Run defense stats
• The Bears’ six rushing yards are the fewest the Eagles have allowed in a game in 71 years — since they held the Boston Yanks to minus-26 rushing yards in a 40-14 win on Dec. 8, 1946.
 
• The six yards were the Bears’ fewest in 65 years — since they had one  in a 31-7 loss to the Rams at L.A. Coliseum on Oct. 26, 1952.
 
• The Eagles have allowed 716 rushing yards so far this year, the seventh fewest in NFL history by any team after 11 games.
 
Wentz stats
• Wentz’s 28 touchdowns are the 15th most in NFL history after 11 games.
 
• Wentz’s 44 career TD passes are 12th most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 27 games.
 
• Wentz has had seven straight games with two or more touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have had longer streaks, including five first-ballot Hall of Famers — Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Brett Favre, along with Matthew Stafford.
 
• Wentz is only the third quarterback in NFL history with 28 or more touchdowns and five or fewer interceptions after 11 games. The two others are Brady and Rodgers.

• Wentz has had a passer rating of 83 or higher in 12 straight games, the 10th-longest streak in NFL history.
 
Rushing margin stats
• The Eagles have out-rushed their opponent by 100 or more yards five times this year. The last team with more games with a rushing margin of 100 or more yards through 11 games was Buddy Ryan's 1985 Bears, who did it in six of their first 11 games.
 
• The Eagles are on pace to gain 2,359 rushing yards and allow 1,041 rushing yards. No team in NFL history has ever rushed for over 2,300 yards and allowed fewer than 1,100.
 
• The Eagles are the third team since 1947 with more than 1,600 rushing yards (1,622) and fewer than 800 rushing yards allowed (716) after 11 games.
 
Ertz stats
• Zach Ertz’s 10-catch game against the Bears Sunday was the fifth of his career, most in Eagles history. He had shared the record with Brian Westbrook.
 
• Ertz (seven), Nelson Agholor (six) and Alshon Jeffery (six) are the first trio of Eagles in franchise history with six or more touchdown receptions through 11 games.
 
• Ertz’s 10 catches gave him 300 in his career. It took him 71 games to get to 300, and only five tight ends in NFL history have gotten there faster — Winslow Sr. (57), Winslow Jr. (61), Jimmy Graham (62), Rob Gronkowski (64) and Antonio Gates (66).
 
• Only three tight ends in NFL history have had more 10-catch games than Ertz. Tony Gonzalez had 15, Jason Witten has 11 and Kellen Winslow Sr. six. Ertz is one of six tight ends with five.
 
Rushing stats
• The Eagles have rushed for 197, 215 and 176 yards in their last three games. It’s the first time since 1990 (and third time since 1951) they’ve rushed for 175 or more yards in three straight games.
 
• LeGarrette Blount has had four games this year with at least 12 carries and a per-carry average of 5.3 yards or higher. That's the fourth most in franchise history, behind Shady (six in 2011, five in 2013) and Westbrook (five in 2007).
 
• In NFL history, only nine running backs in their 30s have had more games with an average of 5.3 yards or higher, most recently Fred Jackson of the Bills in 2011.
 
• Blount is averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and only 13 backs in NFL history in their 30s have had an average of 4.8 yards per carry based on a minimum of 10 carries per game.
 
Scoring stats
• The Eagles' streak of nine straight games with 26 or more points equals the eighth longest in NFL history. Their streak of seven straight games with 28 points equals the ninth longest in NFL history. And their streak of five straight with at least 31 points is the 11th longest in NFL history.
 
• The Eagles are the 12th team in NFL history to win nine straight games, scoring at least 26 points in all nine games.
 
Scoring margin stats
• The Eagles are the sixth team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to score 350 or more points and allow 200 or fewer points through 11 games. All five of the six previous teams to do it reached the Super Bowl.
 
• The Eagles are the first team since the 2004 Colts to win four straight games by 23 or more points. They’re only the fourth team to do it since 1953. The last team to win five straight by 23 or more points was the 1953 Eagles.
 
• The Eagles' streak of three straight wins by 28 or more points ties the second longest in NFL history. The 1942 Chicago Bears won four straight by 23 or more points.
 
Team defense stats
• The Eagles have held four straight teams to fewer than 240 yards of offense. The last time an NFL team had a longer streak was in 1992, when the Cowboys held five straight opponents to 240 or fewer yards. It’s the Eagles’ longest streak since seven straight in 1954.
 
• The Eagles have held four straight opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating below 55. Last time that happened was 1954: Bob Clatterbuck, Bobby Layne, Al Dorow and Otto Graham.