10 Philadelphia Eagles that need to shine on Sunday Night Football

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Zach Ertz #86 and Carson Wentz #11 (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

. . . Zach Ertz, tight end. 2. player. 54

The Philadelphia Eagles need their two best offensive players to rise.

The Eagles are running out of weapons on offense with half their wide receiver corps out for Week 4 and tight end Dallas Goedert now available for an extended period of time. It will be up to Zach Ertz to pick up the slack. This has been a tumultuous season for the whole team, including Ertz, who asked the team to compensate him like the elite tight end he is, only to be promptly turned down and see his contract negotiations halted.

Ertz has hauled in 15 receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown in 2020. Without Goedert and as the Eagles’ main offensive weapon in Week 4, he will play a key role against the 49ers and his numbers may see a spike in the following weeks.

. . . Carson Wentz, quarterback. 1. player. 54

Fans have every right to feel disappointed or angry at Carson Wentz. If anything, it’s a good thing that they hold him up to high standards, but he is Philadelphia’s unquestioned starter at quarterback, and fans and the Eagles organization alike need to rally behind him for as long as he’s here. After all, he’s shown he can play at an elite level in past seasons, so there’s no reason to believe that he can’t return to an elite level.

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Wentz has struggled in 2020 as he’s thrown six interceptions versus just three touchdowns. That kind of production won’t help the team win many games. ’11’ will have the chance to find his groove back against the 49ers. Doing so would help the Eagles win their first game of the year.