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Stats are a lot more fun when the Eagles are winning. So with the Eagles on their first two-game winning streak of the season, here's a fun look at the Eagles from a statistical perspective:
 
A running back rarity
Sunday’s game was the first NFL game in 54 years where both teams had a running back 33 or older with a rushing touchdown. The last time it happened was Oct. 18, 1964, when the Eagles beat the Giants 23-17 at Yankee Stadium. Alex Webster, who was 33, had a 1-yard TD run for the Giants and Ollie Matson, 34, had TD runs of 4 and 54 yards for the Eagles.
 
Peterson makes the wrong kind of history
Adrian Peterson on Monday night became the second player in NFL history with a 90-yard TD who didn’t rush for 100 yards. The only other one was Herschel Walker of the Eagles in 1994. Walker had a 91-yard TD but finished 3 for 98 in a 28-21 loss to the Falcons at the Georgia Dome.

Sproles still going strong
At 35 years, 167 days, Darren Sproles on Monday night became the oldest Eagle with a touchdown since tight end Mike Bartrum — 35 years, 178 days — on a three-yard TD catch from Mike McMahon vs. the Rams in 2005. Sproles is the oldest Eagle with a rushing touchdown since Matson vs. the Redskins in 1966 at 36 years, 231 days old.

Money from 40-and-out
Jake Elliott made two more field goals from 40 yards Sunday — both in the fourth quarter — and he’s now 23 for 28 in his career beyond 40 yards for 82.1 percent. Among kickers with at least 20 attempts, that’s third-highest in NFL history, behind only Harrison Butker of the Chiefs (84.0 percent) and Justin Tucker of the Ravens (82.5 percent). Fourth on that list is Will Lutz of the Saints (81.3 percent). Interesting that all four kick for current or former Eagles coaches.
 
More Elliott
Elliott is now 18 for 19 in his career in the fourth quarter, which makes him the third-most accurate fourth-quarter kicker in NFL history.

 

Here’s what that list looks like:

95.1 percent … Stephen Gostkowski [116-122]
94.9 percent … Matt Prater [93-98]
94.7 percent … Jake Elliott [18-19]
93.8 percent … Harrison Butker [15-16]
93.1 percent … Justin Tucker [81-87]

Rookie wonder
Since Week 8, when he started playing regularly, Josh Adams has the fourth-most runs of 18 yards or more in the NFL with five. Only Lamar Miller, Saquon Barkley and Rashaad Penny — all with six — have more. Adams has at least one 18-yard run in five straight games. The last Eagle with a longer streak of games with an 18-yard run is LeSean McCoy with eight straight from Week 5 through 12 of the 2011 season.

Lots of yards, not lots of points
The Redskins game was the Eagles’ ninth this year in which they’ve netted over 340 yards but scored fewer than 30 points. The most such games by any team in NFL history is 10, done most recently by the 2015 Saints and Ravens.

Shutting down the 'Skins
The Eagles held the Redskins to 10 first downs, their fewest in their last 84 meetings with Washington. The last time they allowed fewer was in 1976, when they allowed eight in a game the Redskins actually won, 24-0, at RFK Stadium.

Wentz moving up the list
Carson Wentz passed for 306 yards against the Redskins, his 13th career 300-yard game. Only Andrew Luck (19), Kurt Warner (17) and Dan Marino (16) have had more in their first three seasons.

The race to 10,000 yards
Wentz needs just 86 yards Sunday in Dallas to reach 10,000 passing yards for his career in his 40th career game. That would make him the seventh-fastest quarterback in NFL history to 10,000 yards.

Here are the fastest:

36 games … Kurt Warner
37 games … Matt Stafford
38 games … Marc Bulger
38 games … Andrew Luck
38 games … Dan Marino
39 games … Peyton Manning
40 games … Kirk Cousins
40 games … Jameis Winston
41 games … Blake Bortles
42 games … Jay Cutler
42 games … Cam Newton
42 games … Drew Bledsoe
42 games … Derek Carr
43 games … Carson Palmer
43 games … Andy Dalton
43 games … Daunte Culpepper
43 games … Joe Namath
 
More Ertz insanity
We outlined some of Zach Ertz’s crazy records earlier this week (see story), but here’s one leftover Ertz stat: In just 5 1/2 years, Ertz already has the third-most games with nine or more catches by an NFL tight end with 14. Tony Gonzalez (25) and Jason Witten (20) are the only tight ends ahead of him.

 

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