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Eagles News: Carson Wentz is one of Peter King’s Offensive Players of the Week

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Week 4: 2020 NFL Weirdness Continues With Postponed Games, Positive Tests And, Oh Yeah, Football - FMIA
Offensive Players of the Week. Carson Wentz, quarterback, Philadelphia. After a winless start through three games that had some calling for him to be benched, Wentz came through Sunday night in a comeback win over San Francisco. The numbers weren’t eye-popping, but Wentz found the end zone with his legs in the first quarter and with his arm in the fourth. That last touchdown, dropped into a bucket to unknown receiver Travis Fulgham, gave the Eagles the lead and will go a long way in helping Wentz quiet the boo birds in Philly. At least for one week.

Eagles vs. 49ers: 17 winners, losers, and I dunnos: - BGN
Carson Wentz is an emphatic winner from Sunday Night, and it is difficult to overstate the importance of that. Wentz still had his misses and was still jumpy in the pocket at times. Playing with the worst offensive line and arguably the worst receiving corps of his career, coming off of his worst three game stretch, captaining a winless and reeling team, I don’t think anyone expected a perfect Wentz game.T In the first quarter, Wentz missed a Miles Sanders checkdown, limited YAC on a Greg Ward slant, and floated a catchable, but late ball to Richard Rodgers. His interception, also in the first quarter, came as the result of a panicked reaction to manageable pressure. But his mistakes weren’t as devastating this time. He used his legs to move the sticks, took underneath routes as they developed, and continued to look accurate on the move. Once the team as a whole withstood his bumps, he really settled in. Wentz was accurate as he’s been all year especially in the second half, including on his 4th down conversion throw to John Hightower, his second and 22 heroic play to Boston Scott, and of course, the deep bomb to WR Travis Fulgham, a real person who plays football for the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Kist & Solak Show #198: Wait... They Won?! LET’S GOOOOO - BGN Radio
Michael Kist & Benjamin Solak recap the Eagles upset win over the 49ers in prime time! NFC EAST LEADERS! Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-49ers game - PhillyVoice
Yes, the Eagles have sole possession of first place in the NFC East, but that’s an extraordinarily hollow achievement, and there’s an argument to be made that they would be better off, long-term, if some other team just ran away with the division. Instead, it’s going to be one of those seasons... again... that just won’t die because the rest of the division sucks.

First Place, Baby! - Iggles Blitz
I thought the team played with a lot of energy and heart. That’s encouraging. Things can really snowball in the NFL. The Eagles were looking at a tough schedule and possibly being 0-5-1. Now they are in first place and hoping to build off tonight’s win. This team is still highly flawed and needs to play a lot better, but winning gives them hope. Never underestimate how important that is in sports. When guys start to believe, good things happen. Smile. Be happy for a night. The Eagles got a big win. The first place Eagles, that is.

Roob’s observations after the practice squad steals a win in San Fran - NBCSP
With one improbable touchdown pass to Travis Fulgham – TRAVIS FULGHAM, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD – it seemed like the Carson Wentz of old had returned to Earth and the evil imposter wearing his uniform these last few weeks had finally disappeared. Wentz wasn’t perfect Sunday night, but considering what he had around him – a bunch of practice squad receivers, a decimated offensive line and a non-existent running game – he was brilliant after a sluggish start. This was vintage Wentz. Escaping trouble. Using his legs. And throwing a go-ahead 4th-quarter miracle TD to a kid just up from the practice squad. One thing that’s always been true with Carson: No matter how bad things are going, he always keeps fighting. Do that and you give your team a chance. No matter who your receivers and linemen are. Not a great performance statistically, but a great performance nonetheless.

NFL Week 4 PFF ReFocused: Philadelphia Eagles 25, San Francisco 49ers 20 - PFF
Carson Wentz made enough plays to secure the win, but it was not an overly impressive performance from the veteran North Dakota State product. He completed just 18-of-28 passes for 193 yards, one touchdown and one interception on the day. Injuries along the offensive line and at the wide receiver position have cost the Eagles through all four of their games, but Wentz is still the root cause of their issues offensively. He struggled to push the ball downfield with accuracy outside of his touchdown strike to Travis Fulgham and took three sacks on the night.

Off practice squad, WR Travis Fulgham lifts short-handed Eagles - ESPN
“After we broke the huddle, Carson said, ‘Get ready,’ so I knew there was a good shot he’d get the ball to me,” Fulgham said after the victory in Santa Clara, California. “[I] came off the line, beat the corner, do what I do every day in practice. We just executed. At first, I lost the ball. But since Carson gave me a great throw, I was able to locate it, and it was right in the bread basket.” Wentz said he and Fulgham had the opportunity to rep that play only once in practice, and they hit on it. “So we’re 2-for-2 on that one,” Wentz said with a smile.

The Winners and Losers of NFL Week 4 - The Ringer
But Fulgham, Singleton, and Mailata had all played NFL games before, if rarely and in small roles. Two players, center Luke Juriga and running back Adrian Killins, made their NFL debuts for the Eagles on Sunday night, while cornerback Grayland Arnold made his debut on defense. All three are undrafted free-agent rookies. I can’t imagine that’s normal this deep into the season. They made movies about the Eagles starting garbagemen and bartenders, but that’s not what real NFL miracle stories look like. Real NFL miracle stories look like a team being forced to play repeatedly cut wide receivers, CFL linebackers, and Australian giants with no football experience—and still beating the defending NFC champions.

The Cowboys defense might be broken beyond repair, but they should at least try to fix it - Blogging The Boys
The Cowboys trendline on defense is going in the wrong direction. In Week 1 they gave up 20 points, Week 2 saw them give up 39 points and Week 3 38 points. Now in Week 4 they gave up 49. Things appear to be getting worse instead of better. It’s true they have had to defend some short fields because of the offensive turnovers. But the defense is also not doing the offense any favors by only recording two turnovers on the year. This was supposed to be a more aggressive defense with an eye toward turnovers and tough, pressing coverage. None of that has materialized. The defensive line was supposed to represent an improved pass rush. That hasn’t materialized except for brief spurts from Aldon Smith. It has to be said that Demarcus Lawrence and Everson Griffen are not producing the pass rush needed.

Ron Rivera, Dwayne Haskins Jr., and Antonio Gibson talk about Washington’s 31-17 loss to the Ravens - Hogs Haven
Dwayne Haskins Jr. didn’t turn the ball over today after a 4 turnover game last week. He played a safe game today, but Rivera still wants to see better situational football awareness from him. He went for it on 4th and goal at the 13 to test Haskins, and was disappointed he didn’t throw it to the end zone to give his guys a chance to score. His QB will learn from this week’s tape.

Things we learned from the Giants’ 17-9 loss to the Rams - Big Blue View
Another week, another loss for the New York Giants, this time falling 17-9 to the Los Angeles Rams. If there’s good news in a loss, it would be that this time the Giants didn’t embarrass themselves, despite facing a team predicted to blow them out by double-digit points. And once again, the found themselves with a chance to pull out a win in the final seconds of the game.

Jalen Ramsey, Golden Tate get into fight following Giants-Rams Week 4 contest - DraftKings Nation
The Los Angeles Rams beat the New York Giants in Week 4, and after the game wrapped, there was a fight at midfield. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Giants wide receiver Golden Tate immediately went at each other as soon as the final whistle blew, according to reporter Greg Beacham. They took swings and after going down in a heap, had to be pulled apart by teammates.

Bears look uninspired under Foles, end undefeated streak and drop to Colts with 19-11 loss - Windy City Gridiron
Nick Foles and Mitchell Trubisky *insert Spiderman pointing meme* — The Big Nick Energy that was on display in the fourth quarter of the Falcons game was essentially nonexistent this week. One could argue that Foles looked very similar to Trubisky in two specific ways: they both forced throws, and despite making a couple of nice throws down the field, they both threw some inaccurate passes. While not every defense they face will be as good as the Colts’ unit, the Bears’ offense is going to continue to struggle if their quarterback play doesn’t improve, regardless of whether or not Foles starts the rest of the season.

Raiders-Bills recap: Las Vegas defense continues to flop - Silver And Black Pride
Backup receivers do fine: With rookie starting wide receivers Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards out, veteran backups Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones started. They combined for eight catches for 76 yards. Agholor had a touchdown and another negated by a penalty.

Winners and Losers from the Seahawks’ 31-23 road win over the Dolphins - Field Gulls
Ryan Neal — He’s not as good as Jamal Adams... he’s better. In all seriousness, another heads up interception and he delivered a big hit on 3rd down to stuff a screen to Myles Gaskin. Perhaps if he looked for the ball and not the hit it’s a pick-six but I’m not too bothered. Ideal safety depth at a time when Marquise Blair is done for the season and Lano Hill is inactive. [BLG Note: Former Eagles UDFA signing is making a home in Seattle.]

This Nick Mullens interception is so bad I promise you could have done better - SB Nation
Nick Mullens of the 49ers gave us one of the worst interceptions you’ll ever see in an NFL game, and I promise that isn’t hyperbole.


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