Eagles stats: Jalen Hurts’ crazy interception numbers

Jalen Hurts’ historic interception pace, the longest winning streak in Eagles history and a piece of Jake Elliott’s franchise record.

Here’s the Week 6 edition of the top 10 vultures from Rob’s stats!

1. Jalen Hurts has thrown interceptions in only 10 of his first 25 careers. Only seven players in history had more interception-free games in their first 25 games. Hurts has thrown only two INTs in 184 passing attempts this year, and his average internal IQ of one every 92 attempts is the fourth best in the league. Hurts is 13th in NFL history in career path interception percentage (one every 51 attempts), and is one of only three quarterbacks in history with an average of less than one IQ every 50 attempts and more than 12 yards per achievement. The others are Patrick Mahomes and Colin Kaepernick. Only five QBs have thrown fewer interceptions in Hurts’ first 25 (Dak Prescott 8, Lamar Jackson 9, Jacoby Brissett 10, Gardner Minshew 10, David Garrard 11, Tyrod Taylor 11).

2. Eagles defense catch 5 opponents in a row for 17 points or less [7, 8, 14, 17, 17]. The last time they did that was in 2009 versus the Presidents [34-14]BOOK [33-14]Raiders [9-13]Washington [27-17] and giants [40-17]. The last time they did it in five straight wins was in 2004 against Washington [28-6]giants [27-6]packers [47-17]Washington [14] and cowboys [7]. (And before you even start playing, yes, the Jaguars scored 21 points. But only 14 of them came against the defense.)

3. The Eagles’ nine interceptions are the biggest in five games since 2009, when they had 11 [Asante 4, Sheldon Brown 3, Akeem Jordan 2, Joselio Hanson & Quintin Mikell 1]. The Bells (10) are the only team to have more interceptions than the Eagles, who had just 12 last year. The Eagles corners already have as many INTs in six games this year (9) as they did in 17 games last year.

4. The Eagles are the best NFL plus 12 in turnover margin [14 takeaways, 2 turnovers]. This is their best in six games since the 1959 plus 15 team and the best by any team after six games since 2012 was the Bears +13.

5. The Eagles’ six-game winning streak is tied for the ninth time in their history. The Eagles have had three nine-game winning streaks (1960, 2003, 2017) and five eight-game winning streaks (1948, 1949, 1980, 1992, 2003). The Eagles are the 94th team to open the season 6-0. Of the first 93, 57 have won their seventh game.

6. AJ Brown [503 yards]Defonta Smith [397 yards] and Dallas Guedert [357 yards] They are only the second trio in the history of the Eagles with no less than 350 yards through six games. In 2005, Terrell Owens [609]Brian Westbrook [367] and LJ Smith [350] She hit 350 yards after five games. The Eagles are the only NFL team with three receivers who have at least 350 yards.

7. Jake Elliott’s 15th 50-yard goal in his career was the Eagles’ number scored by David Akers from 1999 through 2010. Akers made 15 of 32 attempts from 50 yards and beyond, and Elliott made 15 for 24. Next on that list are Tom Dempsey and Caleb Sturgis seven each. Elliott hit five straight from 50 yards, breaking the Eagles’ record of four shared by Cody Barkey in 2014 and Elliott in 2017.

8. The Eagles are only the fifth team in NFL history to commit two or fewer times in their first six games. Only one 2017 chiefs committed. The 1998 Bengals, 2014 Chargers and 2020 Packers also committed two. With just 14 takeaways and two laps, the Eagles have a plus 12 turnover margin, their largest by six games since a 1959 team was plus 15 and their third largest ever. The 1950 team was also 15+ after six games. It’s the first team to reach 12-plus in six games since the 2013 Chiefs.

9. How bad was Cooper Rush on Sunday? After entering the game without interceptions all year, he became the first QB player to complete less than 50 percent of his passes, pass for less than 200 yards and throw three interceptions against the Eagles in 10 years, since Brown’s Brandon Weeden at the 2012 opener in Cleveland. The last Cowboys QB to do so was Troy Aikman in the Eagles’ legendary 24-0 win at Texas Stadium in 1991, when Aikman was 11 to 25 for 112 yards and three males…not to mention 11 Eagles scoring.

10. The Eagles remain among the best teams in the NFL at defending against big plays. Since opening day last year, they have only allowed 17 offensive plays at 30 yards or more, and tied with the Bills for second in the league. Only the Hawks (15) allowed a smaller number. This includes 14 passes of 30 yards or more – only the bills allowed fewer (11) – and three runs of at least 30 yards – only the Hawks allowed fewer (1). The Eagles have allowed three 30-yard low league games this year — two passes, one round. Running was the first play of the season. The Eagles have allowed only one offensive 30-yard touchdown since opening day last year—44 yards from Patrick Mahomes to Tyrick Hill in Week 4 last year. Their streak of 19 games in a row without giving up a 30-yard touchdown is the longest in the NFL.

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