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A streak going back to 1945 and lots more in Roob Stats on Boston Scott, Eagles

A streak going back to 1945 and lots more in Roob Stats on Boston Scott, Eagles

On Monday, we gave you 10 unbelievable Carson Wentz stats. Today, we give you 10 more unbelievable stats from the rest of the team!

An unprecedented streak

The Eagles have netted 400 or more yards in each of their games during their four-game winning streak. This is the first time in 66 years the Eagles have netted 400 yards in every game of a four-game winning streak. In 1953, they won five straight games, netting at least 400 yards in all five.

Who are these guys?

All 34 of the Eagles’ points Sunday were scored by players who have been on a practice squad — three TDs by Boston Scott, a TD by Josh Perkins and two field goals and four PATs by Jake Elliott. Perkins and Scott were on the Eagles’ practice squad earlier this year. Elliott was on the Bengals’ practice squad in 2017.

Pretty good company

Greg Ward has 28 catches in his first seven career games. The only Eagles in franchise history with more catches in their first seven games: Keith Jackson (42), DeSean Jackson (32), Harold Jackson (29) and Jordan Matthews (29). And the first of those seven games Ward didn’t play on offense.

Four-way tie

For the first time in 21 years, no Eagle had more than two interceptions. Nate Gerry, Rodney McLeod, Ronald Darby and Sidney Jones shared the Eagles’ INT lead this year with two each. Last time that happened was 1998, when interception leaders Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincent and Michael Zordich also had two apiece.

Going back to 1945

Scott became the first Eagle since Steve Van Buren with three rushing touchdowns in a game after halftime. Van Buren ran for three TDs in a 35-7 win over the combination Boston Yanks/Brooklyn Tigers combined war-time franchise in 1945 at Fenway Park. 

Off to a fast start

Scott is also only the seventh player in franchise history with 200 yards both rushing and receiving in his first 13 career games. 

Historic season

Before leaving the game early Sunday, Miles Sanders netted 51 scrimmage yards, giving him 1,327 for the season. Not only the most ever by an Eagles rookie and the most by any rookie this year, but his 229 touches are the fifth fewest in NFL history by a rookie running back with over 1,300 scrimmage yards:

• 195 touches … Gale Sayers (1,374 yards)

• 201 touches … Alvin Kamara (1,554)

• 211 touches … Abner Haynes (1,451)

• 212 touches … Maurice Jones-Drew (1,377)

• 229 touches … Miles Sanders (1,327)

Good ol' Abner

Sanders also became only the seventh running back in NFL history with 750 rushing yards, a 4.5 average and 50 receptions. Of those seven, only two also averaged 10 yards per catch — Sanders and Abner Haynes of the Dallas Texans in 1960.

Breaking records

The Eagles set a franchise record this year by converting 45.4 percent of their third downs. The previous high was 43.5 percent in 2014. The NFL has kept third-down conversion stats since 1991.

Piling up the first downs

The Eagles recorded at least 23 first downs in each of their last six games. It’s the first time in franchise history they’ve recorded 23 first downs in six straight games. The Eagles’ 125 first downs last month are the seventh most in NFL history by any team in the month of December.

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Carson Wentz's incredible season by the numbers

Carson Wentz's incredible season by the numbers

If you’re still a Carson Wentz hater after reading this? There’s no hope for you. 

As Wentz prepares for his NFL playoff debut, let’s recap some of the remarkable accomplishments from his fourth NFL season and from his career so far:

First in NFL history: Wentz on Sunday became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw 20 or more touchdowns and seven or fewer interceptions in three straight seasons. Only Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson have done it twice.

Elite company: Wentz’s 607 pass attempts this year are fourth-most ever by a quarterback throwing seven or fewer interceptions. Only Brady (624 in 2015), Rodgers (610 in 2016) and Matt Ryan (608 in 2018) had more.

Wentz and Rodgers: Wentz has thrown 35 interceptions in his career, or one every 58.7 pass attempts. That’s the second-best INT ratio in NFL history, behind only Rodgers (72.2). That’s with the NFL’s minimum requirement of 1,500 attempts.

Amazing consistency: Wentz is the third QB in NFL history to throw a TD in all 16 games in a season and finish with seven or fewer interceptions. Brady in 2010 and Ryan in 2016 also did it. Wentz was the only QB to throw a TD pass in all 16 games this year.

NFL's longest streak: Wentz will take a streak of 19 consecutive regular-season games with a touchdown pass into 2020, second-longest in Eagles history behind his own 22-game streak set over 2016 through 2018 and the longest current streak in the NFL. 

No picks: Wentz had an NFL-high 11 games this year with at least one touchdown and no interceptions. The only other QB who did that was Russell Wilson. Over the last three years, only Wilson (28) and Rodgers (25) have more such games than Wentz (23). 

Avoiding mistakes: Wentz has had 23 games in his career with 30 or more attempts and no interceptions, most ever by a quarterback in his first four seasons. Derek Carr has also had 23.

First four years: Wentz’s 97 touchdown passes are ninth-most in NFL history by a QB in his first four seasons. Of the 28 quarterbacks with at least 80 TD passes in their first four seasons, Wentz has the best interception ratio. The only QBs in history to average a TD at least every 20 attempts and an INT less than every 50 attempts are Rodgers, Wentz and Dak Prescott.

Joining Cunningham, McNabb and Foles: Wentz on Sunday will become only the fourth quarterback drafted by the Eagles to start a postseason game for the team. Donovan McNabb started 16, Randall Cunningham six and Nick Foles six. 

Lucky 13: The only QBs to throw for 4,000 yards with 25 or more TDs and single-digit INTs this year were Wentz, Mahomes, Wilson and Rodgers. Wentz is only the 13th QB in NFL history to have at least one season with 4,000 yards, 25 TDs and single-digit INTs.

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How rare is what the Eagles just did? Let's take a look

How rare is what the Eagles just did? Let's take a look

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Some facts and figures from the Eagles’ playoff-clinching 34-17 win over the Giants:

First team in history: The Eagles are the first team in NFL history to reach the playoffs two years in a row after opening the season 7-7 or worse both years. The Eagles had never reached the playoffs previously in franchise history after sitting at 7-7. In all, only 31 of 191 teams to open 7-7 have reached the playoffs.

5-7 to the playoffs: The Eagles are only the seventh team in NFL history to reach the playoffs after sitting at 5-7 after 12 games. The last team to do it was the Redskins in 2015. The only teams to win a playoff game after opening up 5-7 are the 1996 Jaguars, who actually won two, and the 2013 Chargers.

Select company: The Eagles are one of only four teams that’s reached the postseason in each of the last three years. The others are the Chiefs, Patriots and Saints. 

Two good decades: Since 2000, the Eagles have reached the playoffs 13 times out of 20 years. The only teams to reach the playoffs more over the past two decades are the Patriots (17 times), Colts (14) and Packers (14). The Seahawks have also reached the postseason 13 times.

Going back to Buddy: Going all the way back to 1988, the Eagles have reached the playoffs 19 of 32 years. The only teams to reach the postseason more during that span are the Patriots (21 times) and Packers (20). The Steelers have also done it 19 times.

Doug and Andy: Doug Pederson is the second head coach in Eagles history to take his teams to the playoffs three of his first four years. Andy Reid’s Eagles reached the postseason in five of his first six years.

Finishing strong: This is only the sixth time in franchise history the Eagles have won their last four games. They also did it in 1949 (last eight), 1966, 1992, 2006 (last five) and 2011.

Individual accomplishments 

Catching Donovan: Carson Wentz threw for 289 yards, giving him 4,014 and breaking the franchise record of 3,916 set in 2008 by Donovan McNabb. The Eagles and Bears had been the only NFL teams that never had a 4,000-yard passer. The Bears’ single-season yardage record is 3,838, set in 1995 by Erik Kramer. 

Most in history: Wentz’s 4,014 passing yards are also the most in NFL history by a quarterback who didn’t have a wide receiver with at least 500 yards. Alshon Jeffery finished as the Eagles’ leading wide receiver with just 490 yards. The last time the Eagles didn’t have a receiver with 500 yards was 1964, when split end Ray Poage had 479 yards.

First in 66 years: Before he got hurt, Miles Sanders netted 51 scrimmage yards Sunday and passed Raiders running back Josh Jacobs to lead all NFL rookies in yards from scrimmage. Jacobs, who didn’t play in the Raiders’ season finale against the Bronos Sunday because of a shoulder injury and illness, finished with 1,316 scrimmage yards. Sanders is the fourth Eagle to lead rookies in scrimmage yards, the first since Don Johnson in 1953.

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