Carson Wentz has done it again. Wentz led them back with the Eagles’ backs against the wall, down 21-10 with just over six minutes remaining. The Eagles scored with only 40 seconds left on the clock, finally taking the lead over a dismal New York Giants team. Brandon Graham sealed the game with another huge play, strip-sacking Daniel Jones to finish it off. A win is a win, no matter how ugly the majority of the game was for Philadelphia.
Carson Wentz Continues his Comeback
Carson Wentz finished the game with 359 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, one interception, and one rushing touchdown. While only completing 25 of his 43 passes, it was enough to get Philadelphia back in the win column. While Wentz still made mistakes in this game, such as the below interception, he still made plays when it mattered most.
Carson Wentz throws his 10th INT of the season 😬
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 23, 2020
I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it over and over again. The Eagles don’t need Carson Wentz to be superman. They need him to play within himself. Late in the fourth quarter, Carson Wentz found a way to do that. Wentz finished the game going 5-6, 121 yards, 2 TD, and a perfect passer rating of 158.3. Yes, I understand it’s the New York Giants. That doesn’t take away from its brilliance, as Wentz was virtually perfect to end the game. He led back to back touchdown drives of 71 and 78 yards. This is still the NFL people. That’s not easy to do.
Returning to Form
Carson Wentz was by no means perfect in this game, but the Eagles won. Wentz is the biggest reason that this Philly team secured a victory on Thursday Night Football. When you’re the franchise quarterback, you have to find ways to win, Carson does that. His game winning touchdown throw to Boston Scott was phenomenal, and perfectly encapsulates Wentz. He is going to leave it all out on the field, he’s going to make mistakes, but he’s going to give you the best chance to win.
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) October 23, 2020
Over the past two weeks, Carson Wentz has been lights out in the fourth quarter. He has five total touchdowns, 0 INTs, 214 yards passing, and a 118.2 passer rating. Carson shouldn’t have to keep proving it, but here we are. We are seeing more of the vintage Wentz we have come to love. If the Eagles are going to continue to turn around their season, Carson Wentz must continue to improve his play. Carson is the glue that keeps this team together; this season doesn’t have to be a lost cause with his leadership.
Briefly looking ahead to this Sunday night, the Eagles will take on their division rival, Dallas Cowboys. This matchup is likely to feature Cowboys rookie QB Ben DiNucci, out of James Madison. DiNucci would be replacing an injured Andy Dalton, who is still in concussion protocol as of Thursday. Carson Wentz has had success against this Dallas Cowboys team. Look for that to continue on Sunday Night Football.
Per the game notes, Carson Wentz has completed 174-of-255 attempts (68.2%) for 1,713 yards (244.7 ypg), 12 TDs, 2 INTs and a 99.4 rating in 7 games against the Cowboys. #Eagles
— Andrew DiCecco (@ADiCeccoNFL) October 27, 2020