Wentz hits 300 for first time, Eagles run away from Steelers

AP

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz came out firing, again.

The Steelers didn’t do much in the way of firing back.

The Eagles ran away from the Steelers in the second half Sunday and won, 34-3. The Steelers missed a field goal on their first drive, made one on their third drive and didn’t score again.

The Eagles move to 3-0. The Steelers slip to 2-1.

Wentz had his first 300-yard game. He threw touchdowns of 12 yards to Jordan Matthews and 73 yards to Darren Sproles. He was 23-of-31, wasn’t intercepted and wasn’t sacked.

He hasn’t thrown an interception in three games and is the first quarterback in NFL history to go over 100 attempts to start his career without throwing an interception.

It was the worst loss for the Steelers under Mike Tomlin and the worst by any Steelers team since 1989.

The last two touchdowns came via the run in the third quarter, one by Wendell Smallwood and one by Kenjon Barner. The Eagles outgained the Steelers, 426-251.

The Eagles picked off Ben Roethlisberger once and sacked him once, recovering a fumble in the process. Roethlisberger threw for 257 yards but were held to 21 yards rushing.

98 responses to “Wentz hits 300 for first time, Eagles run away from Steelers

  1. That play to Sproles was sweet. Still not sure about the Eagles being serious contenders this year but the future in bright and the NFCE is pathetic.

  2. I guess we have to wait until Week 5 to see them play a real team…

    He only played 1 year in High School
    He played at a non-FBS school
    He only played a few snaps
    It was only preseason
    It’s the BROWNS
    The Bears suck

    Let’s see them play a real team…..

    This kid is the truth.. Cue the haters in 3…2…1….

  3. So…….. What is the excuse now haters? All the “it was the bears and browns”. LMAO. CAKE ON FACE

  4. 4-0 Pre-season. “It was only pre-season they said”.

    2-0 to start regular season. “wait till you play an actual NFL team” they said

    Battle of Penn State…….go back to Pittsburgh you bunch of amateurs!

    Eagles may not continue to win a lot this year, but you have to rate their D, and you have to have optimism for the future of Carson Wentz.

  5. Funny, I thought the Steelers had an unstoppable offense? But the Pats, playing with a backup, and the backups backup, already have a two game lead in the division. Wonder how der fuehrer feels about his Jests tonight?

  6. PFT is now 0-6 in their weekly Eagles picks (Florio and other guy picked both picked against every game)

  7. Let me guess, Pittsburgh isn’t a real team either. Thats ok only 10 more not real teams to go

  8. Steelers were definitely off, but not sure it mattered. Credit where it’s due – y’all can play.

  9. Absolutely one of the worst efforts I’ve seen from a Steeler team in the 30-plus years I’ve been watching them… but that should take nothing away from the Eagles’ effort. Philly was ready, and Pittsburgh was not. Great game plan and execution all around by the Eagles. They put Wentz in positions to succeed, and boy did he ever.

  10. I bet Pederson was really frustrated watching Andy call games like a moron. I’m sure he’s happy to have the control now. Did we get rid of the wrong guy?

  11. Disclosure–Eagles fan

    If anyone has watched the Eagles, you have to be impressed with Wentz’s decision-making and composure. Note: I’m not putting him in the HOF, just stating that I’m impressed with what I’ve seen. Tip of the cap to the Cowboys fan for recognizing it without childish trolling.

    The funny thing is the nay-sayers. “Whoa, whoa, we’re only 3 games into the season.” No kidding. Read the comments. Everyone is basically saying “Wow, he may be for real.” “Wow, pretty impressive so far.” Nobody is proclaiming him the next Montana, Favre, Manning, etc.

    The kid has a cool story from a 1-AA school. Let’s just enjoy it and see where it goes.

  12. William Gay is still out on the field looking for his shoes (also loved how he pointed towards the Eagles when he obviously knows he grabbed a face-mask on the unsportsmanlike conduct call), Shazier is made of glass, and Ben is getting old. The game was over when Tomlin went for it on 4th and 5 and they failed to convert.

    Not willing to anoint Wentz yet, but he does looked poised and in control. Can you imagine being a Browns fan right now?

  13. Lane Johnson’s suspension is going to suck, but they already might be the class of the NFC east(horrible division). This kid in only 3 games has been on point, but their is still a long way to go and upgrades needed. This offense not only beats people, but beats them up. I’ve never seen so many defenders hurt before.

  14. Eagles fans are happy with Wentz, and doubly happy that we got our first rounder back from Minnesota, but deep down we are happiest that our defense has been turned into a terror. 3 points against the Steelers? I would’ve never guessed that, ever.

  15. Times have changed. Rookie QBs are a different breed now a days behind today’s offensive game plans. Eagles look great.

  16. A long way to go in the season, but an NFC Championship game featuring Wentz vs. Bradford would be an irony.

  17. Steeler fan here.
    Wentz and the Eagles looked great and they are going to be a force. Reminds me of Bens rookie year. Congrats to the Eagles and their fans for getting Wentz and keeping him off the Browns!
    The Eagle fans will be CRAZY with excitement when they finally win a SB! This is the coach and QB to get it done.

  18. that steelers d simply lacks talent

    i have no idea how colbert is still employed

    mickey loomis

    rick smith

    kevin colbert

    3 gms where i have no idea how they are still employed

    ozzie newsome is next when baltimore misses the playoffs yet again

  19. Wentz is for real. Thank you Rams and Browns for being incompetent. 3 games, 0 turnovers.

    The Eagles D is dangerous. If they had 1 real cover corner, they would be top 5, easily. I’m pleasantly surprised by this season. Thank you Eagles and thank you Howie for getting up to #2!

  20. Im a Giants fan and I admit that I doubted the eagles through their first 2…..after tonight I have to say that the eagles and their rookie qb look pretty legit. Looks like the nfc east might be a lot of fun this year.

  21. What’s to be learned after the third game of the season isn’t about Wentz it’s that number one NFL defense from the Philadelphia Eagles. Not Denver, Philadelphia.

  22. Philly’s never been a hospitable place for the Steelers. I was there to witness the last QB pounding, in ’08, which was even more painful. 8 sacks and even more hits.

    Of course, later that season the Steelers won the Super Bowl.

  23. It might be more appropriate to say the Steelers ran away from the Eagles because our guys sure didn’t come to play. The Eagles looked fantastic today. My Steelers looked just awful. No two ways about it.

    Congrats, Philly fans. You guys deserve it.

  24. citizenstrange says:
    Sep 25, 2016 8:35 PM
    Small Ben in Big Games strikes again!

    ———————————————–

    Maybe if his receivers wouldn’t drop TD passes that hit them right in the chest, he’d look a lil’ better. That was a highlight reel play if Wheaton doesn’t blow it.

    P.S. Thanks Cleveland for not drafting Wentz.

  25. thereyougo2 says:
    Sep 25, 2016 8:43 PM
    What’s to be learned after the third game of the season isn’t about Wentz it’s that number one NFL defense from the Philadelphia Eagles. Not Denver, Philadelphia.

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    The eagles defense has been just as important to this start as Wentz. If the defense wasn’t playing great, there would be alot more pressure on Wentz to air it out. As it is, the Eagles have yet to be in catch up mode.

  26. congrats Eagles on your 1 st Lombardi lol lol lol

    wentz is great- BUT according to those rocket scientists in Cleveland not top 20…lol lol lol

    refs were awful- bs call after bs call vs steelers, easily could of been 24-3 lol……that is calling roughing the kicker, not running into… that is not pass int of Gay, no way roughing passer.
    refs were awful…
    my steelers more awful
    and Paul Depodesto and Sashi Brown deserved fired tonight…..
    week 3. sky not falling yet….yet

  27. This kid is playing as well as any player in the league, and I’m not only talking about rookies.

  28. Eagles embarrass the Steelers. You told the “Philly bros” to beat them if they weren’t content with your power ranking. Yet they’ll probably still be behind the cowboys in your rankings.

    Wentz is showing poise in the pocket and doesn’t look scared. His is something Philly fans haven’t seen since McNabb. No matter how many more games we win, the future is so bright with Wentz.

  29. Unlike the state of WI, Wentz is a huge contributor, and looks like he has a promising future. Still don’t blame the team from the Great State of Minnesota, for going after Bradford, who is actually looking solid himself. But Wentz looks like the real deal

  30. laukkanen5 says:
    Sep 25, 2016 9:21 PM
    congrats Eagles on your 1 st Lombardi lol lol lol

    wentz is great- BUT according to those rocket scientists in Cleveland not top 20…lol lol lol

    refs were awful- bs call after bs call vs steelers, easily could of been 24-3 lol……that is calling roughing the kicker, not running into… that is not pass int of Gay, no way roughing passer.
    refs were awful…
    my steelers more awful
    and Paul Depodesto and Sashi Brown deserved fired tonight…..
    week 3. sky not falling yet….yet

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    Yeah, it must have been the officials. LOL. I suppose it was a different crew missing all those holds your Stillers committed?

  31. It only took two games for someone to figure out the Steeler’s limited bag of gimmicks. Hats off to Ben for putting up those amazing 3 points of offense. A real “dangerous” team.

  32. I am happy for Wentz that the RAMS did not choose him. The Eagle will develop him with good coaching and decent receivers. The Rams would get him killed with lousy OL play, little or no coaching, and P Poor receivers. After suffering 18 of 21 years with the Rams, I now see that they are, like that other Cleveland team, a factory of sadness. Those three years with the GSOT were unforgettable and will always belong to Saint Louis. I do pity the LA fans who have their team back where it belongs.

  33. citizen, week 3 against an NFC team is what you consider a big game? Are all games big, or just the ones when Ben doesn’t play well?

  34. citizenstrange says:
    Sep 25, 2016 8:35 PM
    Small Ben in Big Games strikes again!
    ——————————————–

    Yeah it’s his fault he was running for his life all game while the other guy had time for a sandwich and cup of coffee back there. Or that his receivers were dropping balls when they weren’t getting blanket covered. Or his defense couldn’t stop the run to save their lives.

    But of course make it about Roeth the way you always do.

  35. Lots of gloaters here. No class and no surprise. Philly fans, after all. It’s not just Wentz. The Eagles are a well coached team. My boys got hit with a big ‘ol can of Whoopass today and they deserved it. Every time people start getting all hot and bothered over the Steelers they show up with a game like this. Like clockwork. This is squarely on Tomlin (once again) for not having them prepared to play, but I’d suggest they start looking into replacing their conditioning coach.

  36. Amazing what happens to the Steelers when they actually call holding penalties on them.

    Great job Eagles. Wentz looks like the real deal.

  37. Tomlin needs to be fired posthaste. He NEVER has his team ready to play, especially the defense. Tomlin is “supposed” to be a defensive backs specialist yet our DEF can’t stop ANYBODY from passing.
    We have ZERO pass rush
    Our DBs can’t cover anybody

    I yearn for the days of Jack Ham, Lambert, Russell, Greene, Greenwood, Shell, Blount, etc.

  38. Wentz has shocked me. It will be interesting to see if he continues to succeed once he plays more games and opponents have a decent amount of tape to analyze him on.

  39. Tomlin needs to be fired posthaste. He NEVER has his team ready to play
    —————————————-
    He didn’t have the team ready Week 1 on the road in Washington when they won 38-16 or against a tough AFC NORTH opponent? Lol. Typical YINZER.

    especially the defense.
    ———————————–
    A defense that held offense’s to only 16 points in week 1 and week 2? A defense that held AJ Green to 2 catches? Lol. YINZER.

    Tomlin is “supposed” to be a defensive backs SPECIALIST
    ————————
    In case you haven’t noticed, he’s a head coach now. That’s why he has a coaching staff. That falls on Keith Butler and Carnell Lake.

    We have zero pass rush
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    You say this like it doesn’t effect….

    Our DBs can’t cover anybody
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    This.

    I yearn for the days of Jack Ham, Lambert, Russell, Greene, Greenwood, Shell, Blount, etc.
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    Yeah, it’s not like the Steelers have been to the Super Bowl 3 times this decade, winning 2.

    YINZER.

  40. So Chip Kelly’s Eagles sucked with Sam Bradford…

    But Bradford now a insta-inner in Minnesota…

    Eagles now insta-winners with Wentz…

    …and Chip Kelly’s 9’ers got de-pantsed.

    This is all quite an indictment of the Chipster.

  41. Quarterbacks like Carson Wentz come into the NFL about every tens years or so.
    Just think…Carson Wentz according to Hue Jackson, he wasn’t a good fit for the Cleveland Browns. Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmmm.

  42. Eagles will still be ranked below the Steelers on this site’s power rankings. Can’t wait to read the comments about that.

    Easily the most meaningful win of the day. Skins got the W but barely. Broncos showed they aren’t in rebuild mode, but maybe repeat mode. Seahawks demonstrated their versatility and depth. But Eagles straight WHOOPED on the Steelers, media darlings and consensus top-3 team. And still I think it says more about the Eagles being good than the Steelers being bad. Looked to be a snoozer weekend but turned out to be fun anyway.

  43. It’s amazing what one win does for skins trolls. Meanwhile back in last place again. That didn’t take long

  44. dwilkinson1968 says:
    Sep 25, 2016 8:14 PM
    Where’s nofoolnodrool to take his medicine like a man? Oh wait, I guess he’d have to be a man for that to happen. Never mind.

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    What a wonderful post! Beautifully written. Almost like poetry. Wait. It is poetry.

  45. I was a Steelers fan yesterday and am today. What that was, was an old fashioned beat down. Exposed our coaching staff for that they really are: Frauds!

    You’re getting your butts handed to you, and make no adjustments at half time?

    SMH

    Congratulations Eagles, you played an awesome game and your offensive and defensive game plans were spot on.

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