Some good, some bad, all of it pretty unbelievable! It's this week's edition of Roob Stats and it's got a little bit of everything!
Ertz on record pace
With 57 catches, Zach Ertz has the seventh-most receptions in NFL history after seven games and the most ever by a tight end. Jason Witten had 51 in 2012 and Ben Coates had 51 in 1994. Ertz’s 618 yards are sixth-most ever by a tight end after seven games.
Wentz one game shy of NFL record
Carson Wentz on Sunday extended his streak to 20 consecutive games with at least one touchdown and one or fewer interceptions. That’s the second-longest streak in NFL history, one behind a Matt Ryan streak from 2015 through 2017.
Holy passer rating, Batman!
Wentz is also the third quarterback in NFL history with three straight games with 35 or more pass attempts and a passer rating over 115. The others are Aaron Rodgers in 2012 and Matt Stafford in 2015 and 2016.
Goedert getting rolling
Dallas Goedert’s 17 catches are already fifth-most in Eagles history by a rookie tight end, behind Keith Jackson (81 in 1988), Charle Young (55 in 1973), Ertz (36 in 2013) and L.J. Smith (27 in 2003). Goedert is on pace for 39, which would be third-most and most in 30 years.
In the long run
The Eagles don’t have a run from scrimmage longer than 21 yards this year. The last Eagle with a run of 22 or more yards in a regular-season game was Nate Sudfeld in the regular-season finale last year against the Cowboys. It’s his only career run.
Not scoring at home
The Eagles have failed to score more than 21 points in any of their first four home games for the fourth time in franchise history. That also happened in 1941, 1971 and 1998.
How rare was Eagles' collapse?
The Eagles on Sunday became only the 11th team in the last 50 years to shut out a team through three quarters and then allow 21 or more points in the fourth quarter and lose.
In defense of the defense
Here’s a kind of surprising one: The Eagles have held 11 straight opponents at the Linc to 23 or fewer points, their longest such home streak since a 21-game streak over the 2000 through 2002 seasons.
Protecting the ball
Wentz began the season with the eighth-best interception ratio in NFL history. On Sunday, he moved from fourth to third, passing Colin Kaepernick. Wentz, now averaging an INT every 56.5 pass attempts, trails only Tyrod Taylor (one every 67.8 passes) and Aaron Rodgers (one every 65.2). He goes into the Jacksonville game with a streak of 173 consecutive passes, third-longest streak in Eagles history.
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