A kicker that we can trust. He values ​​Corey Clement, a surprising defense and the most common Eagles results in the franchise history.

Yes, I really looked it up.

All this and more in a Cowboys Week issue of Roobs 10 random observations of the Eagles!

1. An encouraging sign

They do not want to get carried away with victories over the Giants and Redskins, but the most encouraging thing I've seen in the past two weeks is the performance of the Eagles offensive. Ray Didinger went into detail on the O-line in the Roob Knows podcast this week, but whether it's healthier or just better playing as a unit, the offensive line is ultimately thrown back. Jason Peters is not what he once was, but he's playing well now ("He's like a fancy 200,000-mile car," Ray said), Isaac Seumalo has settled in well after a rocky start, Jason Kelce is getting well and healthy Brandon Brooks was thrilled all year round and Lane Johnson is finally healthy and playing on his old all-pro level. The matchup Sunday with the boasted defensive front of the Cowboys will play a crucial role in helping the Eagles win in Dallas. Which crucially contributes to whether the Eagles are a playoff team. I feel much better on the O-Line than a few weeks ago.

2. Look forward with Ertz

At its pace over the past four years – 5.8 catches per game – Zach Ertz will have 530 catches at the end of next year, if he stays healthy. That would be twelfth place ever with a tight end to the NFL, and he's just turned 29.

3. Deceptively defensive

The defense of the Eagles had their problems this year, but also the defense of all. It's interesting to note that the Eagles, Cowboys and Texans are the only NFL teams to have scored 28 or more points once. Unlike the saints, the eagles were in every game they played. Every week I get dozens of "Eagles' Defense SUCKS", tweets every time they allow a game of over four meters, but the reality looks like this. They are the fifth best in the NFL in third place, fourth in the red zone and 12th in points allowed, so there is something. They have to tackle more consistently, force more sales, and avoid those deadly big games, but they've been showing signs of life in the last two games. Sunday will be a fascinating test.

4. I can not hold my breath anymore when Jake Elliott hits a field goal

Jake Elliott got into a nice groove and after losing a few field goals at the start of the season, he's scored 16-18 in the last nine games and has made his last eight games. I was shocked to find out with numbers in the Pro Football Reference finder that Elliott is not only the third most accurate kicker in NFL history from 40 yards (23:28, 82.1 percent), but also the third most accurate kicker the fourth quarter in NFL history (18 to 19, 94.7 percent), which includes his two big kicks in the Super Bowl. And he has not even missed a PAT this year. Kicker comes and goes, but I think the Eagles obviously found the heir for David Akers.

5. appreciate Corey Clement

I know there has been a lot of talk about Josh Adams lately, and I like his way of playing. But I appreciate Corey Clement and his versatility and production very much. Finally healthy, Clement had 45 yards and 31 against the Giants and 27 and 47 against the Redskins. That's 150 meters at 15 touches. It's great to see the screenplay in the Eagles' arsenal. Adams and Clement seem to complement each other well. Two free agents from the Delaware Valley, one in his first year, the other in his second. Somehow crazy.

6. One-year anniversary

It's going to be a year since Wentz broke his knee in Los Angeles. The original prognosis for his recovery was nine to twelve months. It is remarkable what he could do this year before the end of his original recovery time. In terms of mobility and playing on the run, he looked Monday night more like his old self than he has all year round. If you think that his season was somehow disappointing, or that he is not the long-term answer of the Eagles in quarterback, I just have no idea what you are seeing.

7. Maybe he is really good

Wentz's passer rating is currently 100.6, having received a 101.9 rating last year. If it ends at 100.0 or higher, it is the first Eagles QB of all time with consecutive years at 100. (Or 90 and higher).

8. That's true

The Eagles allowed 24 passins last year. They are on pace to allow 22 this year, although they have lost six of their seven seven defensive backs for a longer period. But let's all fire.

9. Speaking of young DBs

NFL 24 or younger defensive backs have played defensive snaps for the Eagles this year – Rasul Douglas, Avonte Maddox, Ronald Darby, Deion Dre Hall, Sidney Jones, Jalen Mills, Tre Sullivan, Cre & # 39 ;, by LeBlanc and Chandon Sullivan. That's crazy. In total, 112 defenders played 24 or younger this year, averaging 3 1/2 per team. The eagles used NINE.

10. The most common scores for eagles

OK, that's the most random point Eagles ever had. Have you wondered about the most common Eagles results in the franchise history? I think about these things! Thanks to the Pro Football Reference Finder, we can find out! Here are the 10 points most used in the Eagles games, along with the latest example:

22 17-14 [W, Dec. 12, 2004, at Redskins]
16 20-17 [W, Oct. 23, 2005, vs. Chargers]
16 24-14 [L, Dec. 7, 2014, vs. Seahawks]
14 27-24 [W, Sept. 24, 2017, vs. Giants]
14 27-20 [L, Nov. 11, 2018, vs. Cowboys]
13 20-10 [L, Sept. 20, 2015, vs. Cowboys]
13 23-17 [L, Oct. 5, 2008, vs. Redskins]
13 23-20 [W, Dec. 13, 2015, vs. Bills]
13 24-17 [W, Sept. 27, 2015, at Jets]
12 27-17 [W, Nov. 21, 2010, vs. Giants]

Now you know!

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