Published: Fri, October 27, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Wentz, Eagles leave Redskins battered and bruised in prime time

Wentz, Eagles leave Redskins battered and bruised in prime time

Joe Walker and Najee Goode were forced into action, and the Redskins took advantage, gaining big yards on several occasions across the middle of the field. They played hard, they're well coached today. Wentz has thrown at least three touchdown passes in three straight games, the first time an Eagles quarterback has accomplished that feat since Bobby Thomason in 1953. "They believe he has the ability to help the team out".

With an MVP-type performance from quarterback Carson Wentz, the Eagles have the NFL's best record at 6-1 as well as a 3-0 mark in the NFC East. Wentz wears a green bracelet inscribed with "The Dutch Destroyer", the nickname of Lukas, whom he'd sent a get-well video and later hosted at the Eagles' facility. The big-time scramble came on a third-down play when the Eagles held a seven-point lead, 24-17, and the Redskins were desperately trying to get back into the game.

It's not just the arm, though.

"He stepped up in the pocket - we were all in his face", linebacker Mason Foster said. "But that's what he's been doing all year".

The pick of the bunch was a 64-yard pass to rookie Mack Hollins, where Wentz was given time to find his man deep in the downfield. On the power of Wentz, the Eagles wound up two scores ahead again, 31-17, with 11:10 to play after he hit Nelson Agholor on a 10-yard slant for a TD.

Remember, readers, that's plays we're talking about.

The Eagles had to do a lot of work to make Wentz the quarterback of Philadelphia's dreams.

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.

Quite a dynamic. Wondered what they spoke about every Thursday night.

Darby practiced this week for the first time since he dislocated his right ankle in the opener against the Redskins. Hicks was beginning to come into his own this season, as he is one of the Eagles best defensive players. In the post-game locker room, he was walking on crutches and receiving condolences from teammates.

Left tackle Jason Peters was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. Special teams ace Chris Maragos is also out for the season with a torn PCL. Wentz said Clement was the third and last option on it.

"Everything is going our way", Jeffery said. After a Washington fan wearing a Kirk Cousins jersey decks a Philly fan, you can see two other people circling one another in the background, looking to rain down blows in similar fashion.

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