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10 positive Eagles stats (except the negative ones)

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This season is already depressing enough, so my goal was to come up with 10 positive Eagles stats this week.

I came up with three.

I tried. 

But we'll start out with the positive ones and after that you're on your own!

1. Jalen Hurts threw 12 passes Sunday in the first extended playing time of his NFL career and had two completions of 30 yards or more to wide receivers. In his last five games, Wentz threw 159 passes and completed one pass of at least 30 yards to a WR.

2. With his 32-yard TD to Greg Ward, Hurts — at 22 years, 121 days — became the youngest Eagles QB to throw a touchdown pass in 56 years, since Jack Concannon threw two in a win over the Cowboys in 1964 at 21 years, 285 days old. Hurts became the youngest Eagles QB to throw a TD of at least 32 yards in 83 years, since Emmett Mortell (21 years, 199 days) threw a 36-yarder to Joe Carter in a loss to Washington in 1937.

3. At 21 years, 339 days, Jalen Reagor became the youngest NFL player with a punt return TD of at least 70 yards since Patrick Peterson of the Cards had an 80-yarder against the Rams in St. Louis in 2011 at 21 years, 139 days. Reagor is also the second Eagle since 1950 with a punt return TD and a receiving TD as a rookie. DeSean Jackson did it in 2008. Pete Pihos (1947) and Clyde Scott (1949) also. Hurts is the first Eagles rookie to throw a 4th-quarter TD pass of at least 30 yards since Sonny Jurgensen’s 36-yarder to Tommy McDonald against Washington in 1957.

 

4. The Eagles have allowed 53 sacks, the 9th-most in NFL history through 12 games since sacks became an official NFL stat in 1982 and the most by any team through 12 games since the 2006 Raiders allowed 58. The Eagles have allowed at least three sacks in 10 straight games, matching the 7th-longest streak in NFL history and the longest since Washington had a 12-game streak in 1998. The Eagles set the NFL record of 22 straight games over the 1985 through 1987 seasons.

5. Carson Wentz is the first Eagles QB with a passer rating under 76 in five straight games since Mike McMahon did it six weeks in a row in 2005. He’s the first to do it in four straight losses since Doug Pederson in 1999. He’s also the first Eagles QB to attempt 15 or more passes in a game but complete six or fewer since Pederson was 6-for-15 in a game against the Giants in 1999.

6. The Eagles have allowed four 50-yard runs this year, the most they’ve allowed in any season since 1994, as far back as available records go. They’ve allowed as many 50-yard runs in the fourth quarter in their last three games (2) as they did in their previous 158 games.

7. The Eagles’ streak of five straight games without an interception is the fourth-longest in franchise history. They’re still three away from the franchise record of eight set in 2012. 

8. Since opening day of last year, the Eagles have 14 interceptions. The fewest in franchise history in a two-year period is 23 (1997 and 1998, 2011 and 2012). So the Eagles need nine INTs in their last four games to avoid posting the fewest INTs in a two-year period. The Eagles are the 10th team in NFL history with three or fewer INTs 12 games into a season. The Eagles’ 11 takeaways are two shy of the franchise low of 13 set in 2012. 

9. The Eagles have scored six or fewer first-half points in four straight games for the first time in 35 years. The last time it happened was the first four weeks of 1985. The last time they went longer without scoring seven points in a first half was the first five weeks of the 1972 season. They've scored nine 1st-half points during their four-game losing streak. This is the first time the Eagles have trailed by at least seven points at halftime four games in a row in 21 years, since Week 9 through Week 12 of the 1999 season.

10. This is the first time the Eagles have scored 17 or fewer points in four straight games since 2005 and the first time since they’ve scored 17 or fewer offensive points in five straight games since 1998.

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