Carson Wentz: It was a big win for us

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The first three games of quarterback Carson Wentz‘s return to the Eagles lineup featured inconsistent play and a 1-2 record made it hard to feel too good about the team’s direction early this season.

Game No. 4 should leave everyone feeling better. The Eagles forced an early turnover, cashed in with a touchdown and never looked back in a 34-13 win over the Giants. Wentz was 26-of-36 for 278 yards and three touchdowns in a balanced offensive performance that also saw the Eagles run the ball 31 times.

Wentz said “it was a big win for us” and liked what getting on track against the Giants foreshadows about the near future.

“It’s huge,” Wentz said, via the team’s website. “Obviously being 3-3 is a heck of a lot better than being 2-4. Being 1-0 in the division, there’s definitely things we can build on. We can use it as momentum now and kind of point to some things and say, ‘Hey, this is who we are, don’t forget that, and build from here.'”

The Eagles will play two of their next three games at home with a trip to London to face the Jaguars and a bye week in the middle of that stretch, so they may be well situated to go on a run if their play from Thursday night remains the standard.

9 responses to “Carson Wentz: It was a big win for us

  1. The Eagles will play their next three games at home and they have a bye week in the middle of that stretch, so they seem well situated to go on a run if their play from Thursday night remains the standard.

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    The Jaguars game is in London I believe so even though it is a home game on the Schedule it will not be played in Philly.

  2. Yeah, if the totally awful and dysfunctional 1-5 Giants are the best opposition this league has to offer, the .500 Eagles look set for a dominating repeat.

  3. A good game for any Eagles fan to watch. All three parts of the Eagles team: offense, defense and special teams, vastly improved on their previous inadequacies. It looks like Carson Wentz has finally shaken off the rust. Jalen Mills answered all the questions people had of him and really stepped up. Same with Lane Johnson. Good job, Eagles!

  4. One of those 3 is in London which is a home game for Jax. If you are assuming it will be a pro PHI crowd I would agree, but technically it is not 3 home games. They have to travel to London.

  5. blackjackscout says:
    October 12, 2018 at 7:08 am
    A good game for any Eagles fan to watch. All three parts of the Eagles team: offense, defense and special teams, vastly improved on their previous inadequacies. It looks like Carson Wentz has finally shaken off the rust. Jalen Mills answered all the questions people had of him and really stepped up. Same with Lane Johnson. Good job, Eagles!

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    They dominated a terrible team. I disgree that Mills answered any questions. The one big play that Manning had downfield was against Mills. Was it a confidence building game for the team? Definately. Did the Eagles defense shut down a quality passing game. Hell no. The Giants offense completed 1 3rd down in 8 quarters of football and if the Eagles could tackle it would’ve been 0 3rd down conversions in 8 quarters.

  6. The Giants and Eli Manning can always be counted on to get your team headed in the right direction. They’re like a visit from Dr. Feelgood.

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