Travis Kelce

Roob Stats: A deeper look inside Zach Ertz's tear

Roob Stats: A deeper look inside Zach Ertz's tear

Following Sunday's 27-20 Eagles loss to the Chiefs, Reuben Frank has crunched the numbers like only he can to come up with the following stats you would have never even known existed.

• Zach Ertz had a 53-yard catch for the Eagles, and Travis Kelce had a 44-yard catch for the Chiefs. That made this the first Eagles game in at least 27 years where tight ends from both teams had receptions of 40 yards or more. Available records for longest catch only go back to 1981.

• Ertz reached 3,000 receiving yards in just his 63rd career game, tying Tony Gonzalez for the ninth-fastest tight end to reach that milestone. Only Kellen Winslow Sr. (45), Rob Gronkowski (47), Jimmy Graham (49), Kellen Winslow Jr. (55), Antonio Gates (56), Mark Bavaro (60), Bob Tucker (60) and Jeremy Shockey (62) reached 3,000 yards faster.

• Carson Wentz is only the fifth quarterback 24 or younger in NFL history to open a season with two 300-yard passing games. The others are Drew Bledsoe in 1994, Cam Newton in 2011, Robert Griffin III in 2013 and Blake Bortles in 2016. With six 300-yard games, Wentz has the fourth-most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 18 games. Kurt Warner had 10, Marc Bulger seven and Andrew Luck seven.

• Wentz has completed 430 passes in his career, by far the most in NFL history by a quarterback after 18 games. Sam Bradford, his former teammate, completed 393, followed by Bulger with 390. His 692 attempts are second-most ever after 18 games (Andrew Luck had 693) and his 4,423 passing yards are sixth-most ever (behind Luck, Warner, Bulger, Cam Newton and Jameis Winston).

• This is the first time in 28 years no Eagle running back has rushed for 50 yards in a game in the Eagles’ first two games. In 1989, the Eagles opened the season against Seattle, where their leading rusher was Mark Higgs with 44 yards, and in Week 2 in Washington, their leading rusher was Anthony Toney, with 24 yards. That was the great Randall 447-yard, five-TD comeback.

• Alex Smith became only the third quarterback ever to post a passer rating of 110 or higher against the Eagles while playing for two different teams (minimum of 20 passes). Smith, who had a 113.8 passer rating Sunday, had a 112.1 rating against the Eagles while playing for the 49ers in a 24-23 win in 2011. The only other QBs with a 110 rating or higher for two different teams against the Eagles: Fran Tarkenton, who did it for the Giants in 1967 and Vikings in 1973, and Peyton Manning, who did it for the Colts in 1999 and 2002 and the Broncos in 2013.

• Jake Elliott’s 30-yard field goal miss was only the fifth by an Eagles kicker since 1994 from 30 yards or less. The others were by Gary Anderson (from 29 yards vs. Cowboys in 1996), Norm Johnson (26 yards vs. Buccaneers in 1999), David Akers (23 yards vs. Falcons in 2006) and Alex Henery (28 yards vs. Giants in 2012). Before Elliott’s miss, Eagles kickers had made 223 of their previous 227 attempts from 30 yards and in (98.2 percent).

• Speaking of kickers, former Eagle Cody Parkey, in his first game as a Dolphin, made a 54-yard field goal Sunday against the Buccaneers, making him 6 for 6 in his career from 50 yards and up. He has the most 50-yard attempts without a miss in NFL history. And only one other kicker — current Raiders rookie Giorgio Tavecchio — has made more than one career 50-yarder without a miss. Tavecchio was 2 for 2 from 50 and out in his first NFL game, against Tennessee last week. Parkey was 4 for 4 from 50 and out with the Eagles in 2014 and 1 for 1 with the Browns last year.

• Kareem Hunt’s 53-yard touchdown was only the second rushing TD of 50 yards or more the Eagles have allowed in the last decade. The only other one was a first-quarter 72-yard touchdown by C.J. Prosise of the Seahawks in Seattle last year. Before that you have to go back to Travis Henry’s 70-yarder for the Titans at the Linc in 2006. Hunt’s TD was only the seventh of 50 yards or more the Eagles have allowed in their last 379 games going back to 1993.

• With five more catches Sunday, Ertz increased his career total to 260. That’s the sixth-most in NFL history by a tight end after 63 games, behind only Kellen Winslow Sr. (339), Kellen Winslow Jr. (307), Jimmy Graham (300), Gronk (299), Gates (281), Mike Ditka (274) and Pettigrew (263). Ertz is the first NFC tight end with 90 or more yards in each of the first two weeks of a season since Jason Witten in 2011. ‘

• With 139 yards on the last day of last season against the Cowboys and 93 and 97 yards the first two games this year, Ertz is the first Eagle with 90 or more receiving yards in three straight games since Terrell Owens had five straight 100-yard games from Week 3 through Week 7 of 2004. Before that you have to go back to Irving Fryar in 1996, Fred Barnett in 1991 and Mike Quick in 1983 and 1985. Ertz's streak is the longest current streak in the NFL.

• With 406 yards Sunday, the Eagles now have 13 games since opening day 2011 with 400 or more yards but 20 or fewer points. No other team has more than nine such during that same span.

Travis Kelce disrespects Eagles with T.O.-style wing flap after touchdown

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Travis Kelce disrespects Eagles with T.O.-style wing flap after touchdown

Ugh.

It looks like Travis is winning the battle of the Kelce brothers.

After getting flagged for a penalty earlier in the game, giving the slight edge to older brother Jason for however briefly, Travis took the lead for good after scoring a wildly athletic touchdown to put the Kansas City Chiefs up for good over the Philadelphia Eagles.

And to throw some feathers on the embarassed Eagles, he did a little mocking Eagles flap taboot.

Ugh.

You can watch video of the impressive TD below if you want or you can just head to the bar right now.

The younger Kelce finished the day with an impressive 8 catches good for 103 yards and the touchdown.

And then this happend after the game. Shoot me.

Mama Kelce created an Eagles-Chiefs' mashup jersey to support both Jason and Travis

Mama Kelce created an Eagles-Chiefs' mashup jersey to support both Jason and Travis

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce will face off with his brother Travis, a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, for the firt time in their pro careers today and their mom Donna is well prepared for the occasion.

She has a very unique football jersey for the special day. It's a blend of a red Chiefs jersey and a green Eagles jersey with Travis' No. 87 on the front and Jason's No. 62 on the back.

We wrote earlier in the week about the Kelce brothers' story of battling their entire lives in all endeavors. That will culminate today with their first time both appering in an NFL game.

"They're completely different," said Andy Reid, who has coached both. "[Travis is] a live wire. His brother is very stoic. Not that he doesn't have a sense of humor, but they're just completely different guys. But both very good, big hearts, love to play the game. Both are tremendous players." 

Mama Kelce may be rooting for a tie but really she's just rooting for two healthy sons at the end of the day.