Another Sunday, another… win? For the Eagles? That’s right. The Birds can finally get rid of that nasty 0 in the win column following their Sunday night exhibition against the San Francisco 49ers. In a game that was close for 90% of the game, it ultimately came down to the wire Sunday night, with great performances on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Though struggling to move down the field at times, the offense seemed to gain its footing. This change is thanks to one particular player. Though it wasn’t his career game, one struggling offense man pulled through Sunday. I could not be happier to announce Carson Wentz as the Eagles Week 4 player of the Week.
Carson Wentz Returns
While Wentz didn’t light up the stat sheet, anyone viewing Sunday Night football could tell it was his rebound game. Toting an unimpressive 193 yards in the air with an INT, stats didn’t tell the whole story. Carson Wentz was smart with the football Sunday night. Rolling out, throwing it away, and scrambling when necessary were just a few aspects Wentz tightened up this past weekend. Using his legs, Carson gained 37 yards on the ground and a rushing touchdown for the game’s first score. Carson Wentz looked like his old self Sunday. Plain and simple. He made smart throws, great reads, and minimized turnovers. The interception Wentz threw early in the game was a result of a tipped pass at the line. Carson Wentz needed this game to get back on Eagle fans’ right side, and he silenced the critics with his impressive performance.
Perhaps it resulted from the “simplified” offense Doug Pederson mentioned after the Cincinnati tie a week earlier, or maybe Carson Wentz took control of the team and got out of his head. Whatever it was, Carson Wentz had his best game of the season so far. He still had a few poor throws, but they pale compared to his misses from the weeks earlier. Wentz had a completion rate of 64% this week, which isn’t his best work, but is up 7% from Week 1 of the season, and is climbing every game. Undisputedly his best play of the night came on 2nd and long, hitting practice squad receiver Travis Fulgham in stride for a 42-yard score. Wentz placed the ball beautifully, right into the hands of Fulgham, who admitted he lost track of the ball in a post-game interview. An absolute dime by the franchise quarterback in an underdog win was exactly what the doctor ordered for Eagles fans.
Carson Wentz and crew take on a very talented Pittsburgh defense in the Battle of Pennsylvania this weekend. Wentz is rolling after a much-needed win against San Francisco and will need to work on his accuracy to take down a top 3 defense in the NFL. The Eagles will have their biggest challenge yet, but one thing is sure after Sunday night’s performance. Carson Wentz is our guy. Using his legs as he did in the 2017 Super Bowl season, Carson Wentz has proven that he can be that quarterback again. By making smart plays and most importantly, staying calm. Carson Wentz can quickly return to the beloved and talented quarterback, we all know him to be.