EAGLES INSIDER

10 pretty good Roob Stats from that ugly Eagles win

EAGLES INSIDER

The great thing about stats is that no matter how ugly the game is, we can make it seem really pretty with the right stats.

At least we can try.

Here’s this week’s 10 Roob Stats off a dominating 14-point Eagles win over the Cowboys.

(Or not.)

WINNING DESPITE CARSON: The Eagles did something Sunday night that no NFL team had done in 14 years. Win a game despite four turnovers and fewer than 225 yards. The last team to do that was the Panthers, who beat the Raiders 17-6 in Oakland in 2006 despite four Jake Delhomme interceptions (two by Camden native Rashad Baker, one by Nnamdi Asomugha) and just 219 net yards of offense. NFL teams with fewer than 225 yards and at least four turnovers had lost 61 straight games. 

BE LIKE MIKE: Wentz is also the first Eagles QB to win a game despite four turnovers since Michael Vick against the Browns in Cleveland on opening day of 2012. Vick didn’t fumble but threw four interceptions in a game the Eagles won 17-16. Coincidentally, that was also the last time the Eagles faced a quarterback making his first NFL start (Brandon Weeden). 

LET'S GO WITH THE FULGHAM STATS! Travis Fulgham's 435 yards in his first five games are the most by any Eagles WR in any five-game stretch since Jeremy Maclin had 456 yards from Week 8 through Week 12 of 2014. It’s also the most yards by any Eagles player in his first five games as an Eagle since Kevin Curtis had 444 the first five weeks of 2007. 

 

FULGHAM > KITTLE: Fulgham also has the most yards in the NFL over the last five weeks – the first five weeks that he’s been a regular NFL player:

  • 435 … Travis Fulgham
  • 430 … George Kittle
  • 413 … Tee Higgins
  • 410 … Robby Anderson
  • 407 … Stefan Diggs
  • 403 … Julio Jones
  • 401 … Allen Robinson
  • 383 … T. Kelce
  • 383 … D.K. Metcalf
  • 383 … D.J. Moore

ELITE COMPANY: Fulgham is the first Eagles wide receiver with at least 70 yards in four straight games since DeSean Jackson in 2012. In the last 50 years, only four Eagles WRs have had longer streaks with 70 yards. Here’s a look at every streak of at least four games since 1970: 

  • 2020: Travis Fulgham [4]
  • 2012: DeSean Jackson [4]
  • 2005: Terrell Owens [5]
  • 2004: Terrell Owens [6]
  • 2004: Todd Pinkston [4]
  • 1997: Irving Fryar [4]
  • 1997: Irving Fryar [5]
  • 1992: Fred Barnett [4]
  • 1983: Mike Quick [7]
  • 1979-80: Harold Carmichael [4]
  • 1971-72: Harold Jackson [5]

BABE LAUFENBERG? REALLY? The Eagles have now held the Cowboys without a touchdown in back-to-back games for only the second time ever. The first was since the second game of 1990 [Babe Laufenberg started at QB for Dallas] and first game in 1991 [that was the Troy Aikman 11-sack game].

SHUTTING DOWN ZEKE: In Ezekiel Elliott’s first five career games vs. the Eagles, Elliott averaged 114 yards per game and 4.9 yards per carry and the Cowboys won all five. The last two games vs. the Eagles, he’s averaged 55 yards and 3.4 per carry, and the Eagles have won both.

FINALLY A HEATH SHERMAN REFERENCE! Boston Scott’s career-high 70 rushing yards against Dallas give him 612 yards from scrimmage in eight career games within the NFC East. He has 122 career scrimmage yards in nine games against teams outside the division. (Not including four games in 2018 in which he only played on special teams). So Scott is averaging 77 yards per game against the NFC East and 14 yards per game against all the other divisions. Scott’s 70 rushing yards Sunday were the most by a 6th-round pick for the Eagles since Heath Sherman had 71 against the Cowboys at the Vet in 1993.

TIED WITH DESEAN: With three catches Sunday night, Greg Ward increased his career total to 60 in just 15 games. That ties DeSean Jackson for most ever by an Eagles wide receiver in his first 15 games. Tight end Keith Jackson leads all Eagles with 74 in the first 15 games of 1988. Fulgham has 29 catches in seven games, so he needs 22 in nine games to pass Ward and Jackson.

WHO’S THE NEW GUY? When Raequan Williams and Michael Jacquet got into the game for the Eagles Sunday night, they became the 18th and 19th Eagles to play their first NFL game this year. Fifteen of those 19 are rookies and eight of them are undrafted. The 19 players and 15 rookies are already both all-time franchise highs.