Philadelphia Eagles earn second win of 2020 in stressful fashion

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Well, what can any Philadelphia Eagles fan say after that?

To be honest, if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, it’s hard to not say that you’re at a loss for words. In a very winnable game at home, the ‘Birds’ had every opportunity to notch their second victory of the season, and they did. They didn’t make it easy on themselves though. In many ways, Philly’s march through 2020 sounds like some bad dance lessons, two steps forward and two steps backward.

Statistically, Carson Wentz notched one of his better games of the season, running for a touchdown and throwing for two more, but he threw what could have been a catastrophic interception in the second quarter that set his team back a little.

The defense played well for most of the night, but they allowed Daniel Jones to burn them for an 80-yarder (with his legs). That one led to a touchdown after Nickel Robey-Coleman, who gave no effort on said run, committed a penalty on third down and goal that kept the drive alive, but that wasn’t the low point. That came later when, early in the fourth quarter with the New York Giants pinned back against their own goal line, Philly’s defense allowed ‘Big Blue’ to march down the field and punch one in to conclude a 97-yard drive.

Thanks to the previously-mentioned interception by Wentz, yet another missed field goal by Jake Eliott and a failed fourth-and-goal attempt, the Eagles left at least 13 points on the field, but they won anyway. Philly takes this one by a score of 22-21.

So, what’s next for the Philadelphia Eagles?

Philly’s next game comes in primetime on Sunday Night Football versus the Dallas Cowboys. There’s a bye scheduled after that and then, they’ll face the Giants again in Week 10. This one was exhausting for the team and its fans, but another game is scheduled for ten days following the close of this one.

The ‘Birds’ have to get ready for the division-leading Cowboys who face the Washington Football Team. The winner of the NFC East’s crown won’t be determined for a while, but Philly is in much better shape than they were several days ago. Philly moves to 2-4-1 on the 2020 NFL season.