Carson Wentz’s accuracy, Zach Ertz’s receptions, Eagles sack numbers, a dubious Nelson Agholor record and much more in this week’s edition of Roob Stats!
Already making history
Wentz, in his first three starts coming off a torn ACL, has become the first quarterback in Eagles history to complete 65 percent of his passes for 250 yards and one or fewer interceptions in three consecutive games.
Eagles quarterbacks have gone 28 straight games without throwing more than one interception. That’s the fifth-longest streak in NFL history and eight off the record set from 2015 through 2017 by the Vikings. Wentz’s personal streak of 20 straight games without throwing two INTs is 10th-longest in NFL history.
Crazy records from No. 86
Ertz's 41 catches are tied for most ever by a tight end after five games. Eric Johnson of the 49ers also had 41 in 2005. Ertz on Sunday became the fourth tight end in NFL history with consecutive games with 10 or more catches for at least 100 yards, joining Paul Salata of the Colts in 1950, Pete Pihos of the Eagles in 1955 and Tony Gonzalez of the Chiefs in 2018.
Ertz now has seven games with 10 catches and at least 100 yards. The only tight end in NFL history with more is Gonzalez (12).
Crazy home defense numbers
The Eagles have held 10 straight home opponents to one or fewer passing touchdowns. That’s the longest streak in the NFL in four years and the third-longest in the last 10 years.
Where are the points?
The Eagles on Sunday became only the fifth team in NFL history with four straight games of 350 or more yards and 23 or fewer points. Only the 2017 Bucs have had a longer streak (five games).
Wentz after 32 games
Wentz has now played 32 games or the equivalent of two full seasons. Among all quarterbacks in NFL history after 32 games, he ranks seventh in passing yards (7,992), sixth in touchdown passes (54), third in interception ratio (one every 53 attempts) and second in completions (726).
Where are the takeaways?
The Eagles’ five takeaways are their fewest through five games since 1998, when they only had three. The only other season they had fewer than five after five games was 1984 when they also had three.
Opposing QB accuracy
From 1933 through 2017, only one quarterback completed more than 80 percent of his passes against the Eagles — Peyton Manning in 2013 [82.3 percent]. Two have done it the last four weeks — Ryan Fitzpatrick [81.8 percent] and Kirk Cousins [81.1 percent]. The Eagles are only the fourth team in NFL history to allow two quarterbacks to complete 80 percent of their passes in the first five weeks of a season.
Lots of catches, not many yards
Agholor’s 212 yards are the fewest ever by a wide receiver with 29 or more catches after five weeks. The previous low was Eddie Royal’s 238 in 2015.