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We've got some Miles Sanders, some Jordan Howard, some Nate Gerry, some Orlando Scandrick and tons more in this week's edition of Roob's 10 Eagles Stats that Will Blow Your Mind! 

• The Eagles on Sunday became the first team in NFL history with 10 sacks and two defensive touchdowns in the same game. They also became the first team in 34 years (and sixth ever) with 10 sacks and a pick-six in the same game. The Rams were the last to do it, in a 31-0 win over the Jets (of course) in 1985. 

• Miles Sanders is the first rookie running back since at least 1989 with three 30-yard receptions in his first five NFL games. There are no available resources to search before 1990.

• Sanders’ 13.3 receiving average is highest by a rookie running back (minimum 10 carries) since Mike Tolbert of the Chargers averaged 13.4 five games into his rookie year in 2008.

• Jordan Howard’s five touchdowns are the second-most ever by any player in his first five games as an Eagle. Terrell Owens had six in his first games in 2004. 

• Howard leads all NFL running backs (minimum 50 carries) with a first down on 32 percent of his carries. The only player with a higher conversion rate is Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

36.0% … Lamar Jackson
32.1% … Jordan Howard
30.7% … Marlon Mack
28.8% … Carlos Hyde
28.4% … Mark Ingram
28.2% … Ezekiel Elliott
26.9% … Aaron Jones
26.6% … Chris Carson
26.6% … David Johnson
25.4% … Austin Ekeler

• Orlando Scandrick became the first Eagles cornerback with two sacks in a game since Bobby Taylor against the Cowboys in 1997, and the first with two sacks in his first game as an Eagle since Reggie White had 2½ against the Giants at the Vet in the 1985 opener.

 

• The Eagles have held eight straight opponents below 100 rushing yards dating back to last year. That’s the fourth-longest streak in franchise history and the longest since a 15-game stretch over the 1991 and 1992 seasons. 

• Nate Gerry has three interceptions in his last 12 games. In the last 25 years, only four Eagles linebackers have more career interceptions as an Eagle than Gerry — William Thomas (13), Jordan Hicks (7), Jeremiah Trotter (7) and DeMeco Ryans (5).

• Gerry’s 51-yard return of his INT Sunday is 5th-longest ever by an Eagles linebacker. Here's a look at all the 50-yard INT returns in Eagles history by linebackers:

89 yards … Frank LeMaster, 1975, at Redskins (Joe Theismann)
87 yards … Lee Roy Caffey, 1963, at Giants (Glynn Griffing)
80 yards … Shawn Barber, 2002, at Cowboys (Chad Hutchinson)
67 yards … Jordan Hicks, 2015, at Cowboys (Matt Cassel)
51 yards … Nate Gerry, 2019, vs. Jets (Luke Falk)
50 yards … Jeremiah Trotter, 2001, at Cowboys (Ryan Leaf)

• Turns out Gerry’s 51-yarder is the longest ever by an Eagles linebacker in Philadelphia. The previous long was a 30-yarder by William Thomas at the Vet off Don Majkowski of the Lions in that 58-37 wild-card win in 1995. Eagles linebackers have had three 50-yard TD returns in Dallas and just one in Philadelphia.

• With five catches against the Jets, Zach Ertz increased his career total to 466 and moved past one-time Eagle Mickey Shuler (462) into 23rd place all-time among tight ends. Next on the list is Kellen Winslow Jr., who caught 469. Ertz needs 34 catches to become the second tight end in history with 500 catches in his first seven seasons. Jason Witten had 523.