Carson Wentz has the Philadelphia Eagles at 6-1. For the Redskins, this was a tough loss on so many levels.
Wentz being a Philadelphia Eagle and not a Cleveland Brown was a recurring theme on the Monday Night Football coverage, particularly online. “To be this young and to hang in there and take shot after shot, it’s just incredible to me”. The 9-yard touchdown pass to Clement came when the Redskins not only had kept Wentz in the pocket, two defenders all but had him around the waist.
– And Wentz pulled a Houdini act in the fourth quarter, appearing to have been swallowed up by the entire Redskins defensive line, before emerging like a surfer coming out of the curl and racing upfield for 17 yards on the second play of the fourth quarter with the Eagles’ lead down to seven points.
Deadspin has additional footage of the bouts, specifically the second one – which showcased a pair of Eagles fans going at it. The Washington fan landed a pair of vicious right hand shots – the latter of which knocked the Eagles fan down. “And sometimes they get in the game plan and sometimes they don’t”. Both showdowns against the Cowboys still remain but even splitting that series would probably be enough to win their first division title since 2013, unless they collapse and the Cowboys finish strong.
Here are three takeaways from Philly’s win over the Redskins. They put up a valiant effort, but the ball simply didn’t bounce their way. In fact, they didn’t convert a third down the entire first half (0-5) and finished 4-12. The Redskins ran the ball a total of 18 times for only 75 yards.
Then you have the play-calling.
Speaking of injuries, things are getting really bad up front for this team. If Wentz had taken a sack there, it would’ve been three-and-out, and all the momentum would’ve shifted back to Washington.
Math is important. Jay Gruden is not wrong.
They’ll be fine as long as Wentz is under center. That injury is even more devastating, considering how well he has played this season and throughout his entire career. We mix it up with different things, too, so it’s not the same play exactly all the time.
After the game, Pryor said he was told that Josh Doctson would start and that was the rotation. Over the past 15 years, No MVP-winning quarterback has won fewer than 10 games.
Quite a bit, especially for a team that has been decimated by injuries on both sides of the ball and is led by a quarterback-coach combo that’s only in it’s second National Football League season. Hicks has been battling ankle and calf injuries for several weeks.