PHILADELPHIA -- Coach Doug Pederson described his Philadelphia Eagles as "very unselfish" during his Wednesday news conference, and he submitted the stats of his skill position players as evidence.
The Eagles are leading the league in points per game (32) and are third in total offense (378 yards per game), yet do not have a single player projected to hit the 1,000-yard rushing or receiving mark. No receiver on the roster has a 100-yard game through 11 weeks, and LeGarrette Blount's 136-yard performance in Week 4 at the Los Angeles Chargers represents the only time a back reached the century mark rushing this season.
"Each week, it's a combination of all of them," Pederson said. "It tells you the discipline and unselfishness of the guys. It's the same way on defense. It doesn't matter who makes the play. Everybody has a big part of this thing. It's the way they practice, it's the way they prepare, and they're very disciplined that way. And that's why I think you're seeing the success of the team."
Nine different Eagles have been targeted double-digit times by quarterback Carson Wentz, who, with a league-high 25 touchdown passes, is the only Eagles skill player leading his position statistically. Receiver Alshon Jeffery (38 receptions, 567 yards, 6 TDs), tight end Zach Ertz (45 receptions, 536 yards, 6 TDs) and receiver Nelson Agholor (30 receptions, 426 yards, 5 TDs) have all been fed fairly evenly. Jeffery is a key piece to this equation. Largely viewed as a No. 1 receiver when he signed a one-year deal in Philly this offseason, he is on pace to finish with 61 catches, 907 yards and 10 touchdowns. In terms of volume, that's a drop-off from his best years with the Bears, when he averaged 87 catches and nearly 1,300 yards in the two seasons he was able to play all 16 games. But he has taken his role with the Eagles in stride.
"I think what makes our offense really special is being able to share and spread the ball around like that, and Alshon has been an unbelievable teammate," Wentz said. "He is a classic example of sometimes he's open and another guy is scoring a touchdown, and he's right there, usually orchestrating the celebration. We're having fun out there and everybody is so selfless, so it makes it really fun to play."
Wentz says it's a credit to the players, but also to Pederson for establishing "an atmosphere of unselfish play." That culture was developed in the offseason, per Wentz.
"It's really shown all the way back to OTAs, training camp -- we were spreading the love," he said. "I think it's really cool for me to see how excited other guys get when other guys score. ... I think that's a sign of a really close team. I think that's what we are."
The Eagles' league-leading 320 points is the most through 10 games in franchise history. They have scored 30-plus points in four consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL, and are the only team to score 20-plus points in every game this season.
Sharing the wealth has proven effective and has been a big part of Philadelphia's winning ways this season. And, in a chicken-or-the-egg scenario, it's also the winning that has allowed the approach to take hold.
"We all want the same success. Prima donnas, I don't know, I mean I'm pretty sure we've got some guys," Jeffery said with a smile. "But at the same time they'd never show it. As long as you're winning, everything goes a lot smoother. That's how we feel about it, and that's how I've always felt: Winning settles everything."