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Eagles Milestones: Carson Wentz's consistency; Jake Elliott's leg

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Eagles Milestones: Carson Wentz's consistency; Jake Elliott's leg

The Eagles will try to reach the bye week Sunday with a seven-game winning streak, with the 3-4 Broncos standing in their way.

In this week's Eagles Milestone Watch, we keep an eye on the Eagles' rush defense, scoring offense, Zach Ertz, Carson Wentz and Jake Elliott.

• The Eagles are riding a streak of six straight games in which they’ve rushed for 100 or more yards and allowed fewer than 100 rushing yards. This one will be difficult to continue against Denver’s top-ranked rush defense, but if the Eagles do record a seventh consecutive such game it will be the longest streak in the NFL since the Ravens had an eight-game streak in 2007. A seventh consecutive game would also match the sixth-longest streak in NFL history.

• If the Eagles score 26 or more points for a seventh straight game Sunday, it will match the longest streak in franchise history scoring at least 26 points. The Eagles scored 26 in seven straight games over the 2003 and 2004 season and again in 2010.

• Ertz has a touchdown catch in four straight games. With a TD catch against the Broncos, he would become the eighth Eagle with a TD catch in five straight. Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, James Thrash, Tommy McDonald, Bobby Walston and Pete Pihos have had five-game streaks. Mike Quick set the franchise record of six in 1985.

• Carson Wentz is already one of 11 quarterbacks in NFL history to open a season by recording a passer rating of 83 or higher in his team’s first eight games. If he posts a rating of 83 or higher Sunday, he would be the 10th to open a season with nine straight, joining Troy Aikman, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Philip Rivers, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, Matt Stafford and Kurt Warner.

• If Elliott makes a 50-yard field goal Sunday, he’ll be the first Eagles kicker ever to make a 50-yarder in four straight games. He’s already the first to make a 50-yarder in three straight games in 45 years since Tom Dempsey in 1972 (52-yarder vs. Lions, 54-yarder vs. Cards, 50-yarder vs. Giants). Elliott is actually the first Eagle to even attempt a 50-yarder three straight weeks since Luis Zendejas in 1988 (he missed two of three).

Nick Foles leads entire NFL in player sales merchandise this offseason

Nick Foles leads entire NFL in player sales merchandise this offseason

Everyone knows the plan is for Nick Foles to eventually head back to the bench in favor of Carson Wentz.

Apparently, Eagles fans just didn’t care.

Because when the NFLPA Top 50 Player Sales list for the first quarter of 2018 was released on Thursday, Foles was right at the top for all officially licensed merchandise from March 1-May 31.

Here’s the top 10:

1. Nick Foles
2. Tom Brady 
3. Carson Wentz
4. Saquon Barkley
5. Dak Prescott
6. Aaron Rodgers
7. Ezekiel Elliott
8. Jimmy Garoppolo
9. Odell Beckham Jr. 
10. Derek Carr

That means the NFC East took six of the top 10 spots, which is pretty wild.

But it’s even crazier to think that Foles went from starting last season as a backup to having more products with his likeness sold this offseason than any other player in the league, including the guy whose job he took and who is expected to take it back. He also beat that guy who didn’t catch a pass in the Super Bowl.

We definitely saw a Super Bowl spike in this list, starting with Foles, who led all players in photography products sold. I guess everyone wanted an image of him catching the football on the "Philly Special" or perhaps something with the now famous photo of Foles with his infant daughter. On the previous list from last year (from March 1, 2017-Feb. 28), Foles was at No. 22, so we should have seen this coming. Wentz held steady at No. 3, despite the injury and missing the Super Bowl.

Here’s every Eagle on the new list with their ranking on the last in parenthesis:

1. Nick Foles (22)
3. Carson Wentz (3) 
13. Zach Ertz (17)
33. Alshon Jeffery (43)
34. Brandon Graham (N/A)
46. Fletcher Cox (N/A)

The only Eagles player to drop out of the top 50 is Jay Ajayi (45), who is entering the final year of his current contract.

It’ll be interesting to see how long Foles can stay at or near the top of the list, especially if he starts the season on the bench. But based on the way most Eagles fans have celebrated the win in Super Bowl LII, Foles merchandise isn’t going out of fashion anytime soon.

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Roob Knows: Reminding you how good Carson Wentz is

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Roob Knows: Reminding you how good Carson Wentz is

On the latest edition of Roob Knows, Reuben Frank reminds fans of how good Carson Wentz is; despite the magical run from Nick Foles, don't forget about Wentz. Alshon Jeffery's impact goes well beyond his statistics. An unbelievable stat on Zach Ertz. And why Brian Dawkins is a truly unique athlete in Philadelphia sports history.

2:00 - Don't forget how good Carson Wentz is.
4:30 - Alshon Jeffery's value.
9:30 - Unbelievable Zach Ertz stat.
13:00 - Brian Dawkins' route to the Hall of Fame.
18:00 - Dawkins is a unique Philly sports figure because everyone adores him.

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