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The 9-1 Eagles: What The Numbers Mean

Posted Nov 20, 2017

An eight-game winning streak. A 9-1 record overall. The Eagles are four games ahead in the NFC East. What does it all mean? The numbers tell the story today in the wake of Sunday night's blowout win at Dallas ...

An eight-game winning streak. A 9-1 record overall. The Eagles are four games ahead in the NFC East. What does it all mean? The numbers tell the story today in the wake of Sunday night's blowout win at Dallas ...

RECORDS & STREAKS

  • Philadelphia owns the best record (9-1) in the NFL this season. The Eagles have started 9-1 for just the fifth time in franchise history (tied for their best start all-time through 10 games), having previously done so in 2004, 1980, 1960 and 1949.

  • Philadelphia has started at least 4-1 on the road for the first time since 2013 (also 4-1).

  • Philadelphia has won 11 of its last 12 games (dating back to Week 16 of 2016), which is the club’s best stretch over any 12-game span since 9/26/04-12/19/04 (also 11-1).

  • Philadelphia has won 8 consecutive games, which is tied with New Orleans for the longest active winning streak in the NFL and is the club’s longest winning streak since 12/27/03-10/31/04 (also 8). The last time the Eagles won 8+ straight games in a single season was in 2003 (9 games, 10/19/03-12/15/03).

  • Philadelphia has won 9 consecutive games vs. NFC teams (dating back to Week 16 of 2016), which is the club’s longest winning streak against conference opponents since 12/27/03-12/19/04 (12 games). The Eagles have started the season 7-0 vs. NFC teams for the first time since 2004 (11 games).

  • Philadelphia has won 6 consecutive games vs. NFC East teams (dating back to Week 16 of 2016), which is the club’s longest winning streak against division opponents since 10/16/11-9/30/12 (also 6). The last time the Eagles started 4-0 in the NFC East was in 2004 (finished 6-0).

  • Philadelphia has won 5 of its last 8 games vs. Dallas (dating back to 12/29/13). The Eagles have improved to 6-4 all-time at AT&T Stadium (including playoffs), winning 4 of their last 5 games at the venue.

POINT PRODUCTION

  • Philadelphia leads the NFL with 320 points, which are the most through 10 games in franchise history.

  • Philadelphia has scored 30+ points in 4 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL and is the club’s longest streak since 10/25/53-11/21/53 (5 games). The Eagles have outscored opponents 155-66 (+89) in the last 4 games.

  • Philadelphia, which is the only NFL team to score 20+ points in every game this season, is tied with New England for the most 20+ point games (23) in the NFL since 2016.

WENTZ THROWS FOR 2 TDs

  • Carson Wentz leads the NFL with a career-high 25 passing TDs, which are the most ever by an Eagles QB through 10 games. Since 1950, only four NFL QBs age 24-or-younger have thrown 25+ TDs through 10 games: Wentz, 24, in 2017 (25), Matthew Stafford, 23, in 2011 (25), Dan Marino, 23, in 1984 (29) and Bobby Layne, 24, in 1951 (25).

  • Wentz is just the fourth NFL QB (sixth instance overall) since 1950 to throw 25+ TDs and no more than 5 INTs through 10 games, joining Tom Brady in 2015 (25-4) and 2007 (38-4), Aaron Rodgers in 2014 (28-3) and 2011 (31-4) and Y.A. Tittle in 1963 (27-4).

  • Wentz is the third Eagles QB (fourth instance overall) since 1950 to throw multiple TDs in 6+ consecutive games, joining Donovan McNabb from 9/10/06-10/22/06 (7) and Sonny Jurgensen from 11/12/61-12/17/61 (6) and 12/11/60-10/15/61 (7).

EAGLES RUSH FOR 215 YARDS & 2 TDs

  • Philadelphia rushed for a season-high 215 yards, which are the club’s most in a single game since rushing for 256 yards at Dallas on 11/27/14.

  • Philadelphia has rushed for 100+ yards in 9 consecutive games, which is the club’s longest streak since 11/7/10-11/20/11 (franchise-record 19 games).

  • Philadelphia has rushed for 1,446 yards this season, which are the club’s most through 10 games since 2013 (1,531 yards).

  • Jay Ajayi led the Eagles with 91 yards on 7 attempts (13.0 avg.), including a career-long 71-yard rush in the third quarter. Ajayi now has 40+ yard gains in each of his first 2 games with Philadelphia.

  • Corey Clement gave the Eagles a 15-9 lead in the third quarter when he rushed for an 11-yard TD and added a 2-point conversion. Clement now has 4 rushing TDs this season, which are tied for the 3rd-most ever by an Eagles rookie, trailing only Don Johnson in 1953 (5) and Steve Van Buren in 1944 (5).

  • Overall, Clement is tied with Zach Ertz and Alshon Jeffery for the team lead with 6 TDs (4 rushing, 2 receiving), which are the most by an Eagles rookie RB since Don Johnson (7) and Hal Giancanelli (6) in 1953. Clement’s 6 TDs are tied for the 4th-most ever by an Eagles rookie RB, behind Mel Bleeker in 1944 (8), Don Johnson in 1953 (7) and Steve Van Buren in 1944 (7).

  • On the Eagles’ opening drive, Kenjon Barner followed a career-long 22-yard reception with a 4-yard rushing TD on the very next play, which marked his first score of the season and gave Philadelphia a 7-3 advantage. Barner became the fifth Eagles RB to reach the end zone this season, joining Corey Clement (6), LeGarrette Blount (3), Jay Ajayi (1) and Wendell Smallwood (1).

JEFFERY & SMITH RECEIVING TDs

  • Alshon Jeffery led the Eagles with 67 yards on 4 receptions (16.8 avg.), including a 17-yard TD that made it a 29-9 game in the fourth quarter. Jeffery has posted a receiving TD in 3+ consecutive games for the first time since 11/16/14-12/21/14 (6 games) with Chicago.

  • Torrey Smith caught an 11-yard TD, his 2nd of the season, in the third quarter.

  • Jeffery followed Smith’s TD with a 2-point conversion to make the score 23-9. Jeffery leads the NFL with three 2-point conversions this season. The last NFL player to record three 2-point conversions in a single season was Reggie Bush in 2007.

EAGLES SACK PRESCOTT 4 TIMES

  • Philadelphia recorded 4.0 sacks vs. Dak Prescott and has now produced multiple sacks in 7 consecutive games, which is the club’s longest streak since 12/20/15-10/9/16 (also 7). The last time the Eagles tallied multiple sacks in 7+ straight games in a single season was in 2012 (8 games, 10/28/12-12/13/12).

  • Derek Barnett led the Eagles with a career-high-tying 2.0 sacks, becoming the first Eagles rookie to have two multi-sack games since Trent Cole in 2005. Barnett now has 4.5 sacks (all of which have been recorded in the last 5 games), which are the most by an Eagles rookie since Fletcher Cox (5.5) in 2012. Barnett’s 4.5 sacks are the most by an Eagles rookie through 10 games since Trent Cole (5.0) in 2005.

  • Barnett’s first sack of Dak Prescott was for a 12-yard loss in the second quarter. Barnett then recorded his first career strip-sack in the fourth quarter, which resulted in a 37-yard fumble recovery TD by Nigel Bradham that put the Eagles on top by a 37-9 score. The takeaway marked the Eagles’ second fumble recovery TD of the season (also Brandon Graham forced fumble recovered by Fletcher Cox for a 20-yard TD in Week at Washington).

  • Brandon Graham now leads the Eagles with 6.0 sacks, which marks the 2nd-highest single-season total of his NFL career (6.5 in 2015). Tim Jernigan also had a sack in the fourth quarter.
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EAGLES RECORD 3 INTs vs. PRESCOTT

  • Philadelphia intercepted Dak Prescott a season-high 3 times, which marked the Eagles defense’s second 3-INT performance of the year (also 3 INTs vs. Panthers QB Cam Newton at Carolina in Week 6). Philadelphia has now recorded multiple INTs in 3 consecutive games, which is the club’s longest streak since 10/24/10-11/21/10 (4 games).

  • Rodney McLeod recorded his career-high-tying 3rd INT of the season when he picked off Dak Prescott in the first quarter and returned it 13 yards to the DAL 15. McLeod is the first Eagle to post an INT in 3+ straight games since Malcolm Jenkins from 9/15/14-9/28/14 (also 3).

  • Ronald Darby registered his 1st INT of the season when he picked off Dak Prescott in the second quarter. Malcolm Jenkins also earned his 1st INT of the season in the fourth quarter.

MORE FROM THE GAME

  • Brent Celek appeared in his 169th career game, tying Chuck Bednarik (1949-62) for the 4th-most regular-season games played in Eagles history, trailing only David Akers (188, 1999-2010), Brian Dawkins (183, 1996-2008) and Harold Carmichael (180, 1971-83).

  • Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill relieved Jake Elliott (ruled out with a head injury) at place kicker. Grugier-Hill recorded 4 kickoffs, including 1 touchback.

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