Whew! Back-to-back prime-time games and the Eagles have looked fantastic. Here’s a look at the winners and losers from this one.
6-1. 3-0 in the NFC East. Best record in football. After being down 10-3 midway through the second, the Eagles offense turned it on and never looked back. Next up: the winless 49ers and rookie quarterback C.J. Beathard.
What can I say that I haven't already said? Wentz has been remarkable. In his last three games, he’s thrown 11 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Much like last week, Wentz started off slow and settled in after taking a few hits. He’s making plays that physically seem impossible and has established himself as the clear MVP front-runner. Wentz is undoubtedly a franchise QB, and has given the Philadelphia fans true hope.
Only one catch, but Hollins is making plays at crucial moments. His touchdown tied the game and gave the offense a much needed jolt. Having guys like Hollins that are further down the depth chart, but can make plays when their number is called is what propels contenders.
He’s likely going to be fined for an early hit, but he notched his first two solo sacks as we’re starting to see the guy the Eagles thought they were getting when they drafted him in the first round.
The Eagles are off to their best start since their Super bowl run in 2004, and as fans we have legitimate hope. Carson Wentz is the real deal, the Eagles defense is overcoming injuries to still play at a high level, and Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are getting us off our feet. It looks like our years of suffering are coming to an end.
Washington falls to 3-3, and 0-2 in the division. Free agent signing Terrelle Pryor looks like a dud and Kirk Cousins looks like Cousin Eddie when he’s blitzed.
Jordan Hicks, Jason Peters, and if you add in the injuries along the offensive line that Washington suffered, it’s not pretty. The Eagles are no strangers to injuries, as they've played without Fletcher Cox and Ronald Darby for numerous games, but they lost two leaders. Hicks went down on the second play, with speculation being an Achilles injury and Peters went down later in the game. The Peters injury is a tougher pill to swallow because he’s played at an All-Pro level for the 127th year, protecting Wentz’s blindside. Hopefully neither injury is significant, but it doesn't look good right now :(.
The rest of the NFC East
RT Armageddon 2.0 (AKA Wentzageddon) is coming, and we have the screenshots.