Not unlike last week, the Eagles had a chance to win this one near the end. On 4th-and-15 from the Eagles’ 45-yard line with 49 seconds remaining, Carson Wentz aired it out deep. His pass hit a leaping JJ Arcega-Whiteside right in the hands but the rookie wide receiver — who built a reputation in college for making jump ball catches — had the ball go right through his fingers. Instead of having a chance to take the lead (or at least reach overtime) in goal-to-go territory, the game was over.
For the second week an Eagles comeback is derailed by a drop pic.twitter.com/qQH5ZISKD0— Tyler Jackson (@TjackRH) September 22, 2019
Arcega-Whiteside’s drop was hardly the only example of Wentz failing to receive adequate help on Sunday. The Eagles quarterback had to deal with a whopping SEVEN drops from his wideouts. Some of those struggles were to be expected with DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery missing time but still, c’mon. Nelson Agholor and Miles Sanders fumbling away two possessions was also killer.
It wasn’t just Wentz’s offensive teammates who let him down. The special teams unit allowed a kickoff return touchdown after the Eagles went up 3-0 on their opening drive. Jim Schwartz’s defense also could’ve been a lot better considering Matthew Stafford was sacked zero times and hit just three times.
Regardless of who’s to blame, the Eagles are 1-2 heading into a Thursday Night Football matchup against the Packers in Green Bay.
The Eagles are staring 1-3 right in the face.
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