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EAGLES NOTES AFTER WIN OVER BEARS

DOUG PEDERSON ERA (SINCE 2016)


Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 38-24 record since 2016 (including playoffs), which marks the highest winning percentage (.613) by a head coach in franchise history. Photo by Andy Lewis.

Doug Pederson has led the Eagles to a 38-24 record since 2016 (including playoffs), which marks the highest winning percentage (.613) by a head coach in franchise history.


Philadelphia is 4-0 in games before the bye week under Doug Pederson (since 2016), which includes 10/28/18 at Jax. (London) (W, 24-18), 11/5/17 vs. Den. (W, 51-23) and 9/25/16 vs. Pit. (W, 34-3).


HOME, SWEET HOME – LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD

Philadelphia improved to 23-7 at home under Doug Pederson (including playoffs), which marks the 2nd-best home winning percentage (.767) in the NFL since 2016.


Overall, the Eagles have won 10 of their previous 14 games (.714) at Lincoln Financial Field.Carson Wentz now owns an 18-6 (.750) career record at home.


Since 2017, Wentz is 12-4 (.750) as a starter at Lincoln Financial Field, completing 363-of-544 (66.7%) attempts for 4,163 yards (260.2 yards per game), 35 TDs, 6 INTs and a 106.4 passer rating.In 4 home games in 2019, Wentz has combined for 1,000 yards (250.0 yards per game), 7 TDs, 0 INTs and a 100.0 rating on 90-of-143 (62.9%) passing.


SERIES HISTORY: EAGLES vs. BEARS

Including playoffs, Philadelphia has won 11 of its last 15 games (.733) vs. Chicago (as well as 3 straight wins at Lincoln Financial Field).


The Eagles’ 4-0 record against the Bears since 2016 marks the most wins without a loss vs. any single opponent during the Doug Pederson era.



Zach Ertz led the Eagles with season highs in both receptions (9) and receiving yards (103), including a 25-yard TD catch. Photo by Andy Lewis.

ERTZ LEADS EAGLES WITH 100+ RECEIVING YARDS & 1 TD

Zach Ertz led the Eagles offense with season highs in both receptions (9) and receiving yards (103), while adding a 25-yard TD catch in the second quarter that made it a 12-0 game.


Ertz’s 103 receiving yards marked his 12th career 100+ yard performance.


It is his most receiving yards in a single game since 12/23/18 vs. Houston (110 yards).Ertz’s 25-yard TD is tied for the 2nd-longest TD of his NFL career, trailing only a 35-yard TD on 12/7/14 vs. Seattle (thrown by Mark Sanchez).Ertz leads Philadelphia’s offense in receptions (46) and receiving yards (527) this season.



Jordan Howard has been a beast all season. Photo by Andy Lewis.

HOWARD POWERS BACKFIELD WITH 82 RUSHING YARDS & 1 TD

Jordan Howard rushed 19 times for 82 yards (4.3 avg.) against his former team, including a 13-yard rushing TD in the third quarter that lifted the Eagles to a 19-0 lead.


Howard’s 13-yard TD was his longest rushing TD since posting an 18-yard TD on 11/4/18 at Buffalo with Chicago. Overall, it was the 5th-longest rushing TD of his NFL career.Howard leads Philadelphia’s offense in both rushing yards (525) and rushing TDs (6) this season.


Howard is just the fourth Eagles RB since 1950 to record 500+ rushing yards and 6+ rushing TDs through 9 games, joining LeSean McCoy in 2011 (906-10), Ricky Watters in 1996 (898-8) and Wilbert Montgomery in 1982 (515-7).


KEY DEFENSIVE & SPECIAL TEAMS MOMENTS

The Eagles defense forced a three-and-out on each of the Bears’ first 5 possessions of the game. It was the first time Philadelphia has accomplished that feat since at least 2000.


The last NFL team to hold an opponent to three-and-outs on each of the first 5 drives of the game was Buffalo on 11/26/17 vs. Kansas City.In the first half of the game, the Eagles limited the Bears to 0 points, 2 first downs and 9 total net yards.


Sunday marked the second time that Philadelphia has shut out an opponent in the first half this season (also 10/6/19 vs. NYJ). Overall, it was the Eagles’ 8th such instance since 2016.


The Bears’ 2 first downs (1 rushing, 1 penalty) are the fewest that Philadelphia has allowed through two quarters since the Eagles’ last regular-season game vs. Chicago on 11/26/17 (0).


Chicago’s 9 yards are the 9th-fewest allowed by an NFL team in the first half of a game since at least 2000 (fewest since Pittsburgh held Kansas City to 6 yards on 10/15/17 at KC).


Brandon Graham recorded his team-leading 6th sack of the season when he brought down Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky for a 4-yard loss on 1st-and-10 during Chicago’s opening possession.Each of Graham’s 6.0 sacks have come in the last 5 games.


That is the most by any Eagle over a 5-game stretch since Fletcher Cox from 12/3/18-12/30/18 (6.5 sacks).Josh Sweat (1.0), Genard Avery (0.5) and Malcolm Jenkins (0.5) also contributed sacks.Duke Riley registered his first career fumble recovery when Bears TE Adam Shaheen muffed the kickoff following Jake Elliott’s 38-yard FG that made it a 22-14 score in the fourth quarter.


MORE FROM THE GAME

Carson Wentz’s 25-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz in the second quarter marked his 12th consecutive game with a passing TD, which is tied with Russell Wilson for the longest active streak in the NFL.


Jake Elliott connected on 3-of-3 FG attempts, bringing his season total to 12-of-12 (100.0%). His 38-yard FG in the fourth quarter capped a dominating 16-play, 74-yard scoring drive (8:14).


This notebook if from the Eagles Media Relations Department. Formatted by Al Thompson.

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