With the season going into its final quarter, Carson Wentz is within reach of some pretty spectacular records and accomplishments.
We wrote earlier this week about how he needs four touchdowns to break the oldest remaining franchise passing touchdown record in the NFL (see story).
Here are a few more milestones Wentz is shooting for, along with a couple other statistical achievements to look for Sunday afternoon, when the Eagles face the Rams in Anaheim, California.
• With one more touchdown pass, Carson Wentz will reach 30 for the season and become only the sixth quarterback with 30 or more TD passes in either his first or second professional season. The others are Dan Marino, Blake Bortles, Daunte Culpepper, Derek Carr and Carson Palmer.
• With at least one TD pass and zero or one interception, Wentz will have a streak of 15 consecutive such games. That would match the sixth-longest streak in NFL history, trailing only Matt Ryan (21), Aaron Rodgers and Vinny Testaverde (19), Steve Young (17) and Trent Green (16).
• If Wentz has a passer rating of 83 or higher against the Rams, he’ll become only the fourth quarterback in NFL history to record a rating of 83 or higher in the first 13 games to open a season. Peyton Manning (2004), Philip Rivers (2009) and Aaron Rodgers (2011) also did it. Only Rivers did it in all 16 games.
• The Eagles haven’t allowed a rushing touchdown in six straight games. If they hold the Rams without a rushing TD, it would be the fifth-longest streak in franchise history without allowing a rushing TD and longest since 2002.
• If Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor each catch one more touchdown pass this year, this will be the first time in franchise history the Eagles have three players with eight TD catches. They’re already the only NFL team with three receivers with seven TDs. In fact, only the Texans also have two.