4. Carson Wentz throws three touchdowns this time.
Speaking of Wentz, you didn’t think that we’d get tell an entire story about ‘bold predictions’ and not bring up QB1, did you? The first week of the 2020 NFL season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start for ’11’. Unfortunately, it couldn’t have ended on a more sour note either.
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Wentz’s three total turnovers have been discussed enough, as has the theory that he needs to be smarter and throw the ball away when he needs to. Yes, Carson Wentz tries to do so much on every play. Yes, he looks for the big play far too often when the defense has clearly given him a less-sexy option (and usually an easier throw to make).
Here’s what you have to understand with ’11’ though. If we’re going to make highlight reels out of the improvisation, the bad plays are going to happen too.
That’s where Pederson has to come in. It’s his job to settle Wentz down. It’s his job to call ‘smarter’ plays when the offensive line isn’t performing and the ‘Wentz Wagon’ has broken down.
Expect everyone to learn from Week 1 and for ’11’ to shine a little more brightly with Miles Sanders back in the lineup and with him reuniting with Lane Johnson on the field for the first time since Week 12 of the 2019 season. ’11’ tosses three scores and throws for 350 yards in this one.