Why can’t it ever be easy? Why can’t the Phildadelphia Eagles play 60 minutes of complementary football? Why can’t they beat the teams they’re heavily favored against in the manner in which you’d like to expect? What’s the meaning of life?
The scoreboard will show 37-27, but the Eagles win over Washington was a lot tougher than that looks. It took the second game-winning drive in as many weeks from Carson Wentz and some legit heroics from him and his supporting cast to get the job done.
For his part, Wentz struggled more in this game than the box score (30/43, 266, 2 TD) indicates. He was brilliant, he was frustrating, and he was everything in between. When it counted most, he came through. It’s a boost for Wentz, his confidence, and the team’s confidence in him, but overall the Eagles continue to make what should be easy look incredibly hard.
We won’t know what it all means in the short term until the Eagles play the Dallas Cowboys next week in a game that might be just a little important. The new question in a sea of questions is, can they muster another win against a Cowboys team that just routed the Los Angeles Rams? Can the play 60 minutes where the offense and defense are clicking simultaneously? All shall be revealed, but for now we’re left to reflect and wonder.
We did exactly that on The Kist & Solak Show #160! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen and subscribe to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!