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Roob Stats: Ridiculous run D, Zach Ertz makes history and more

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Roob Stats: Ridiculous run D, Zach Ertz makes history and more

Here's a shock: This week's edition of Roob Stats doesn't lead off with Carson Wentz.
 
The Wentz numbers are astounding. But the Eagles' run defense stats are maybe just a little bit more astounding!
 
Run defense stats
• The Bears’ six rushing yards are the fewest the Eagles have allowed in a game in 71 years — since they held the Boston Yanks to minus-26 rushing yards in a 40-14 win on Dec. 8, 1946.
 
• The six yards were the Bears’ fewest in 65 years — since they had one  in a 31-7 loss to the Rams at L.A. Coliseum on Oct. 26, 1952.
 
• The Eagles have allowed 716 rushing yards so far this year, the seventh fewest in NFL history by any team after 11 games.
 
Wentz stats
• Wentz’s 28 touchdowns are the 15th most in NFL history after 11 games.
 
• Wentz’s 44 career TD passes are 12th most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 27 games.
 
• Wentz has had seven straight games with two or more touchdown passes and one or fewer interceptions. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have had longer streaks, including five first-ballot Hall of Famers — Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Brett Favre, along with Matthew Stafford.
 
• Wentz is only the third quarterback in NFL history with 28 or more touchdowns and five or fewer interceptions after 11 games. The two others are Brady and Rodgers.

• Wentz has had a passer rating of 83 or higher in 12 straight games, the 10th-longest streak in NFL history.
 
Rushing margin stats
• The Eagles have out-rushed their opponent by 100 or more yards five times this year. The last team with more games with a rushing margin of 100 or more yards through 11 games was Buddy Ryan's 1985 Bears, who did it in six of their first 11 games.
 
• The Eagles are on pace to gain 2,359 rushing yards and allow 1,041 rushing yards. No team in NFL history has ever rushed for over 2,300 yards and allowed fewer than 1,100.
 
• The Eagles are the third team since 1947 with more than 1,600 rushing yards (1,622) and fewer than 800 rushing yards allowed (716) after 11 games.
 
Ertz stats
• Zach Ertz’s 10-catch game against the Bears Sunday was the fifth of his career, most in Eagles history. He had shared the record with Brian Westbrook.
 
• Ertz (seven), Nelson Agholor (six) and Alshon Jeffery (six) are the first trio of Eagles in franchise history with six or more touchdown receptions through 11 games.
 
• Ertz’s 10 catches gave him 300 in his career. It took him 71 games to get to 300, and only five tight ends in NFL history have gotten there faster — Winslow Sr. (57), Winslow Jr. (61), Jimmy Graham (62), Rob Gronkowski (64) and Antonio Gates (66).
 
• Only three tight ends in NFL history have had more 10-catch games than Ertz. Tony Gonzalez had 15, Jason Witten has 11 and Kellen Winslow Sr. six. Ertz is one of six tight ends with five.
 
Rushing stats
• The Eagles have rushed for 197, 215 and 176 yards in their last three games. It’s the first time since 1990 (and third time since 1951) they’ve rushed for 175 or more yards in three straight games.
 
• LeGarrette Blount has had four games this year with at least 12 carries and a per-carry average of 5.3 yards or higher. That's the fourth most in franchise history, behind Shady (six in 2011, five in 2013) and Westbrook (five in 2007).
 
• In NFL history, only nine running backs in their 30s have had more games with an average of 5.3 yards or higher, most recently Fred Jackson of the Bills in 2011.
 
• Blount is averaging 4.8 yards per carry, and only 13 backs in NFL history in their 30s have had an average of 4.8 yards per carry based on a minimum of 10 carries per game.
 
Scoring stats
• The Eagles' streak of nine straight games with 26 or more points equals the eighth longest in NFL history. Their streak of seven straight games with 28 points equals the ninth longest in NFL history. And their streak of five straight with at least 31 points is the 11th longest in NFL history.
 
• The Eagles are the 12th team in NFL history to win nine straight games, scoring at least 26 points in all nine games.
 
Scoring margin stats
• The Eagles are the sixth team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to score 350 or more points and allow 200 or fewer points through 11 games. All five of the six previous teams to do it reached the Super Bowl.
 
• The Eagles are the first team since the 2004 Colts to win four straight games by 23 or more points. They’re only the fourth team to do it since 1953. The last team to win five straight by 23 or more points was the 1953 Eagles.
 
• The Eagles' streak of three straight wins by 28 or more points ties the second longest in NFL history. The 1942 Chicago Bears won four straight by 23 or more points.
 
Team defense stats
• The Eagles have held four straight teams to fewer than 240 yards of offense. The last time an NFL team had a longer streak was in 1992, when the Cowboys held five straight opponents to 240 or fewer yards. It’s the Eagles’ longest streak since seven straight in 1954.
 
• The Eagles have held four straight opposing quarterbacks to a passer rating below 55. Last time that happened was 1954: Bob Clatterbuck, Bobby Layne, Al Dorow and Otto Graham.

Where should Carson Wentz land on NFL's top 10 list?

Where should Carson Wentz land on NFL's top 10 list?

We now officially know Carson Wentz will be somewhere in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2018. 

We just don’t know where he’ll land. 

As far as the other Eagles on the list, the Super Bowl champions weren’t extremely well-represented: 68. Zach Ertz, 69. Fletcher Cox, 95. Lane Johnson, 96. Malcolm Jenkins. 

Before tearing his ACL and LCL on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, it seemed like Wentz was on his way to an MVP season. In 13 games, Wentz threw for over 3,200 yards and a franchise-record 33 touchdown passes. 

Wentz is the only player in the top 10 who has never been anywhere on the top 100 list before. Can he go from off the list to No. 1?

Here’s the list of players (in alphabetical order) who will be unveiled in the top 10 on Monday night. 

  • Le'Veon Bell 
  • Tom Brady 
  • Drew Brees 
  • Antonio Brown
  • Aaron Donald 
  • Todd Gurley
  • Julio Jones 
  • Von Miller 
  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Carson Wentz

In the comments below, leave your top 10 in order. We’ll see how close everyone can get. 

More on the Eagles

Jalen Mills' charity softball game takes over Reading soon

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Jalen Mills' charity softball game takes over Reading soon

Carson Wentz held his inaugural AO1 Foundation softball game earlier this month and the event was a huge success, raising over $850,000 for charity. 

Saturday afternoon, another Eagles player has a charity softball game. 

This time, green-haired cornerback Jalen Mills will take over FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The home run derby starts at 1 p.m. and the softball game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available.

According to the website, the game will help benefit the National Youth Foundation.

As for the list of players and celebrities, several of Mills’ current and former teammates are expected to show. 

Here’s the full list provided on the website: 

Eagles
Corey Clement 
Bryce Treggs
Rashard Davis
Mike Wallace 
Alshon Jeffery
Jason Peters
Brandon Graham
D.J. Killings
Rick Lovato

Other NFL players
Terrence Brooks
Kwon Alexander
Duke Riley
Tyrann Mathieu
Jamal Adams
Steven Johnson
Leonard Fournette

Other celebrities
Musical artist Fat Boy SSE
Former Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis
Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid
Competitive eater Notorious B.O.B. 
Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus
Radio host DJ Diamond Kuts
Super fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni