Philadelphia Eagles versus Pittsburgh Steelers: 3 Bold predictions

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2. Carson Wentz plays a turnover-free game, tosses three touchdowns.

There’s no nice way to say this, even for the most supportive and positive of Eagles fan. Despite a better performance by QB1 in Week 4, his stat line isn’t what you’d expect from a man that had so many expectations coming into the 2020 campaign.

As a thrower of the football, he’s completed just slightly better than 60 percent of his passes, and he has four touchdown passes on his 2020 resume. Keep in mind the fact that two of those touchdown passes came in Week 1.

Whether by necessity or by fear of being sacked, ’11’ is using his legs a lot more often than we’ve gotten used to seeing him do. After taking off three times in Weeks 1 and 2, Carson Wentz has taken off 16 times in Weeks 3 and 4. That’s produced 102 yards on the ground and two rushing touchdowns. He’s become a better ball carrier than Corey Clement it appears.

Though any Carson Wentz scramble is enough to make Eagles fans hold their breath, ’11’ did look a lot better and more comfortable in Week 4. Expect that to carry over into Week 5. The ITI staff is calling for three touchdown passes in a turnover-free game by QB1.