Carson Wentz “pretty surprised” Eagles pulled off winning TD

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The Eagles pulled off a big comeback to win Thursday night’s game against the Giants and they capped it off with a throw to the smallest player on their offense.

Running back Boston Scott was well-covered by Giants safety Jabrill Peppers, but quarterback Carson Wentz put the pass in the right place and Scott was able to reel it in while going into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown. After the game, Wentz admitted that he didn’t think the play would lead to a 22-21 victory.

“He wasn’t the primary read on that play,” Wentz said. “The way it happened — I stepped up in the pocket — and [Peppers] had pretty good coverage. But [I gave] Boston a chance there to make a play and he did. He plays bigger than whatever he is — 5’7″ — he plays bigger than that. [Scott] made a great play. I was pretty surprised when we pulled it off. When I threw it I thought it was a little high, but like I said, [Scott] plays bigger than he is. Obviously there were a lot of emotions there. It was kind of a big, exciting moment, but a big, kind of sigh of relief because we left a lot of plays out there. The way we battled and found a way at the end of the game was huge for us.”

Wentz also hit John Hightower for a 59-yard pass to set up a touchdown with the Eagles down 21-10 earlier in the fourth and said after the game that getting up off the mat the way they did “does a lot for our confidence.” Avoiding such deficits would be a good goal for the future, but getting to 2-4-1 was enough to celebrate on Thursday night.

11 responses to “Carson Wentz “pretty surprised” Eagles pulled off winning TD

  1. Wentz played some inspired football at the end but that was mainly because he was holding onto the ball to long, making bad reads, and threw erratically for the first 50+ minutes of the game.

    Those are all things Wentz needs to clean up, they won’t all be playing the Giants.

    If Wentz had played like a veteran starting QB the whole game, the line and the receivers wouldn’t have mattered, the Eagles would’ve won in a blow out.

    When the line gave him 3 seconds, he took 5 and refused to throw the ball away. Don’t drift back 17 yards to take a sack or intentional grounding. Throw it away early. The quick hit dink and dunk stuff was open to relieve the pressure but half the time he wanted to go deep.

    The QB runs/options are great with a healthy offensive line. With the eagles line it should be designed rollouts and short passes.

  2. wentz did hold on to the ball too long. but the team he was playing with had 4 of 5 offensive linemen out, the top 2 tight ends were out, desean was the only receiver not to be a practice squad player or late round rookie. pretty tough circumstances. wish doug would move him from that one spot more often.

    defensively the giants scored on a long play to tate and the long run by jones. other than that run the giants had 80 yards on the ground. there were also several third down flags that gave the giants a first down, but with a sputtering offense sending them out there too often, the defense held its own.

  3. I was pretty surprised when we pulled it off.

    He’s not the only one. That game was ugly and it looked like neither team wanted to win it. I stopped watching after the failed 4th down attempt near the goal line. I know a lot of people give Wentz grief about his play but after watching the first three quarters last night I see why. He made some rookie mistakes that could easily have cost them the game. You just can’t do that and expect to win games. Sure, they came back…this time….but you just can’t play like that if you’re a franchise QB.

  4. thefirstsmilergrogan says:
    October 23, 2020 at 9:19 am
    wentz did hold on to the ball too long. but the team he was playing with had 4 of 5 offensive linemen out, the top 2 tight ends were out, desean was the only receiver not to be a practice squad player or late round rookie. pretty tough circumstances. wish doug would move him from that one spot more often.
    defensively the giants scored on a long play to tate and the long run by jones. other than that run the giants had 80 yards on the ground. there were also several third down flags that gave the giants a first down, but with a sputtering offense sending them out there too often, the defense held its own.

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    I’m getting tired of all the injury excuses. He had Pro Bowl lineman Kelce and Lane Johnson for almost all of the game. Jordan Mailata at left tackle is the starter going forward and is a pretty good starter. Greg Ward is the starting slot receiver, and Alshon and Desean are not coming back as starting caliber NFL players, at least not for the Eagles. They are done. And Fulgham actually looks like an undrafted free agent steal, a la Raheem Mostert. So, Wentz was out his tight ends and running backs, which would be a good excuse except for they were playing the Giants, one of the worst teams in the NFL, who are missing their starting RB, by the way. Wentz had all kinds of time, and his receivers caught passes when Wentz did not make boneheaded decisions. Wentz and Pederson need to make better decisions or they wont be 6-9-1 or whatever they need to be to make the playoffs in the NFC East.

  5. Lol, get of wentz’ back. He hasn’t been perfect by any means but he is a big reason the eagles have been playing well the last four weeks. Now it’s more about consistency and the play calling. When we are running well we forget about it, when we need Carson we run dive option plays that get stuffed…Doug needs to step it up and we need Carson throwing the ball on those two point conversions nothing else seems to work

  6. Talking like a Quarterback with too much going on upstairs. He’s doing too much. He doesnt need better weapons, he needs a dominate defense and run game that can let him ball out. Can’t fix an overthinker. Doug needs to realize that and plan around that.

  7. thefirstsmilergrogan says:
    October 23, 2020 at 9:19 am
    wentz did hold on to the ball too long. but the team he was playing with had 4 of 5 offensive linemen out, the top 2 tight ends were out, desean was the only receiver not to be a practice squad player or late round rookie. pretty tough circumstances. wish doug would move him from that one spot more often.

    defensively the giants scored on a long play to tate and the long run by jones. other than that run the giants had 80 yards on the ground. there were also several third down flags that gave the giants a first down, but with a sputtering offense sending them out there too often, the defense held its own

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    Wentz was playing with all his 5 lineman last year and started 5-7 Wentz had all his weapons the first 4 weeks this year and lost face it they kept the wrong qb and will never win with Wentz

  8. eaglerome says:
    October 23, 2020 at 1:19 pm
    Lol, get of wentz’ back. He hasn’t been perfect by any means but he is a big reason the eagles have been playing well the last four weeks. Now it’s more about consistency and the play calling. When we are running well we forget about it, when we need Carson we run dive option plays that get stuffed…Doug needs to step it up and we need Carson throwing the ball on those two point conversions nothing else seems to work

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    Wentz single handily lost them 4 games this year oh and he’s the worst statistical qb in nfl this year

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