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Eagles WRs Jeffery, Jackson hurt against Falcons - ESPN
Quarterback Carson Wentz was evaluated for a concussion late in the first half and left the game briefly before being cleared to return. Wentz took issue with the process, as several minutes passed between when the previous series ended and when he was called to go into the blue medical tent for evaluation, forcing him to miss some snaps. ”Honestly, that was super frustrating,” he said. “I came to the sideline and I was sitting there for about five minutes, and then they called down to go look at that. To me, that’s something they’ve got to figure out. ... I think the league needs to look at that.”

FINAL SCORE: Injury ravaged Eagles lose crazy game to Falcons, 24-20 - BGN
A truly bizarre night.

The Kist & Solak Show #119: Eagles-Falcons Week 2 Recap - BGN Radio
Michael Kist and Benjamin Solak react to the Eagles’ wild 24-20 loss to the Falcons on Sunday Night Football. Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Falcons game - PhillyVoice
I mean, Good Lord. If Wentz ran the ball out to Nelson Agholor, I don’t think he could have put him in a better position to catch the football. Agholor actually had a good night statistically, as he caught eight passes for 107 yards and a TD, but all anyone is going to remember is that drop.

Game of Attrition - Iggles Blitz
Agholor tried to make up for it with a 43-yard catch on 4th and 14 later in the drive, but that didn’t result in a TD. The drop was going to be a sure TD, barring an alien attack. That was a soul-crushing moment. This was a game the Eagles shouldn’t have been in position to win. They were missing key players. Nothing was going right. The Falcons couldn’t pull away and the Eagles proved to be very resilient. They clawed their way back into the game and should have had the lead with less than two minutes to go.

Carson Wentz resilient in bitter defeat - PE.com
When Carson Wentz crossed the goal line on a 1-yard sneak to put the Eagles ahead for the first time in the game with just 3:13 remaining Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, he ran to an open area to spike the ball emphatically before accidentally stumbling on the way to the sideline. It wasn’t the first time Sunday evening that the franchise quarterback misfired, which is why it was great to see the emotional response to the scoring play. “It was just a hard drive, there were a lot of conversions and obviously it was a slower start for us, and we were struggling a little,” Wentz said. “So, to put that drive together, I was just really excited.”

NFL Week 2 PFF ReFocused: Atlanta Falcons 24, Philadelphia Eagles 20 - PFF
Carson Wentz had a game of two halves. In the first half, he was 6-of-16 with two interceptions. Then, in the second half, Wentz drove the Eagles down the field with only half of his receiving corps and put them in position to record the win. The biggest play of the game was when Nelson Agholor dropped a perfect pass down the left sideline that would have had a chance to go for a touchdown with just over a minute left.

Brees and Big Ben Concerns, the Ryan-Julio Hookup, Dak’s Magic and Poised Josh Allen: Week 2 in the NFL - MMQB
Maybe I’m the only one, but I thought the Eagles’ offensive line play was a little alarming on Sunday night. I have them winning the Super Bowl, and that group, whupped by Atlanta on the road, can’t play like that if they’re going to get there. It’s worth keeping an eye on, with three of the team’s five starters in their 30s, and another starter eight months from hitting that milestone.

Week 2: Right Or Wrong, NFL’s Ref Problems Not Going Away Soon - FMIA
Quarterbacks never get beat up anymore, bur Drew Brees (thumb) and Ben Roethlisberger (elbow) will have MRIs today, Sam Darnold will miss a month or so with mono and Carson Wentz might have a rib issue.

What to make of Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson’s nights? Our Week 2 Eagles report card after loss to Falcons - NBCSP
Quarterbacks: Carson Wentz: 25/43, 231 YDS, TD, 2 INT. Was Wentz hurt, or was the offense out of sync because the Eagles were suddenly down to their backup receivers? Whatever was ailing the signal caller, he snapped out of it in the second half, completing 19 of 27 passes for 184 yards with two scores — one passing, one rushing — plus he put the possible game-winning touchdown on Nelson Agholor’s fingertips. By no means a classically great performance, but a gutsy game for Wentz, particularly under the circumstances. Grade: B-.

A rough night for Ronald Darby raises more questions for the Eagles secondary - Inquirer
The Eagles have allowed three receivers to go over 100 yards in the first two games, including Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on Sunday night.

3 takeaways from the Detroit Lions victory over the Los Angeles Chargers - Pride Of Detroit
Up and down day for Matthew Stafford. Matthew Stafford looked amazing in Week 1, and it looked like his woes of 2018 were finally put behind him. Week 2 gave us more to be worried about. Stafford threw two horrible interceptions that cost the team dearly. The first was into the endzone in the third quarter when he underthrew receiver Kenny Golladay and the ball ended up in the hands of Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward. The second was an ill-advised throw into deep double coverage downfield, essentially wasting an entire possession for Detroit.

Drew Brees Exits with Right Thumb Injury, Saints Fall to Rams 27-9 - Canal Street Chronicles
After escaping the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with a last minute 30-28 victory over the Houston Texans last Monday night, the New Orleans Saints were faced with an even more daunting challenge, defeating the Los Angeles Rams in L.A. in week two of the NFL season. A low-scoring affair early, the biggest storyline of the game is that quarterback Drew Brees exited the field with a right thumb injury just after two series. He was replaced by Teddy Bridgewater, who showed the rust expected from a quarterback playing his first meaningful NFL snaps in years.

Eli Manning is making it hard for the Giants to keep Daniel Jones on the sideline - SB Nation
The New York Giants want to be patient with their first-round rookie quarterback, Daniel Jones. He’s a raw physical talent who — despite starring in preseason — likely needs time to grow before he’s ready to lead the team. Eli Manning is testing that patience, though. Two games into the 2019 season, the Giants are 0-2 and Manning has struggled for much of it. After throwing a touchdown pass on the team’s first drive of the year against the Cowboys, he didn’t throw another until the fourth quarter of Week 2. In a 28-14 loss to the Bills, Manning completed 26 of 45 passes for 250 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

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