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Carson Wentz bolsters NFL MVP case with these 3 jaw-dropping highlights from Eagles win over Redskins

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Carson Wentz is unreal.

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Carson Wentz was freaking unreal in the Eagles’ 34-24 win over the Washington Redskins on Monday night.

Seriously, there are times where I sit in the press box totally perplexed about what I just saw on the field. It doesn’t seem possible sometimes. It doesn’t seem real.

Oh, but it is. Wentz is a bonafide superstar. As of Week 7, he’s the Most Valuable Player in the National Football League.

The way he played in the Eagles’ victory proved it. Wentz was the reason the Eagles came from behind and got the win.

Just look at these highlights from a performance where he posted the following stats: 17/25 (68%), 268 yards (10.7 average), 4 TD, 1 INT, 126.3 passer rating. Plus 63 rushing yards on eight attempts.

AIR YARDS, B****

Wentz’s deep strike to Mack Hollins to tie the game at 10-10 was just an awesome display of arm strength and accuracy.

Wentz has been criticized for his deep ball in the past but this pass was right on the money. This is shades of Michael Vick to DeSean Jackson against Washington in 2010.

It’s really funny that a guy like Scott Kaczmar of Football Outsiders criticized Wentz for not getting enough #AirYards last year since this pass was literally the most #AirYards any throw gained over the last two years!

(Side note: Hollins also obviously deserves credit for getting open on this play. Considering he averaged 20.6 yards per reception in college, it’s not surprising to see him be able to beat defenders down the field. The rookie has legit speed. On the season, Hollins has only been targeted six times. He has six receptions for 134 yards and one touchdown. That’s incredible efficiency. Time for the Eagles to get him more involved on offense.)

“HOW THE HECK DID HE MAKE THAT THROW?”

This is the play that caused me to tweet this:

And this:

Just watch it again.

Just a ridiculous play. Wentz drops back, ducks and evades two rushers, stands in the pocket to take a hit from a defender who has a free shot at him, floats a ball just over the outstretched arm of a Washington player covering Corey Clement, and boom: touchdown.

Clement said he was Wentz’s fourth read on that play, by the way. This is some advanced quarterbacking right here.

(Side note: Oddly enough, this was the first receiving touchdown by an Eagles ROOKIE running back since 1989.)

THE HOUDINI ESCAPE

We all know Wentz is capable of making plays with his legs. But this is just unreal.

How did he manage to not get sacked there?!

That’s just crazy. He’s a magician.


Last week, Bovada revealed Wentz is the odds-on favorite to win NFL MVP. Wentz did nothing to hurt his case on Monday night. Just the opposite, really. It’s clear why he’s the favorite at this point. He’s a huge reason why the Eagles are sitting pretty at 6-1: the sole best record in the NFL.

Carson Wentz is playing like the NFL MVP

Carson Wentz is truly playing like the NFL MVP

Posted by Bleeding Green Nation: For Philadelphia Eagles Fans on Sunday, October 22, 2017