Eagles history: Nine memorable games of the Carson Wentz legacy

Carson Wentz #11, Doug Pederson (R), Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Boston Scott, #35, Carson Wentz, #11, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

We had to reference four games here. The Eagles take a stranglehold on the NFC East and end the 2019 regular season with a bang.

We could probably reference a four-game stretch here, the final weeks of the 2019 season. Carson Wentz enjoyed what may have been his best stretch of football when all things are considered.

The Wentz Wagon rolled over the NFC East during the final four weeks of the campaign as Philly defeated the New York Giants at home, Washington on the road, the Dallas Cowboys at home, and finally the Giants on the road to win the NFC East as the Birds tackled one must-win scenario after the next.

This felt like the prime Carson Wentz again, the 2017 version that didn’t care about injury, who his backup was, or who the other team was on the other sideline. We love this Carson Wentz, the guy that saw red and did whatever it took to stack wins.

Following an embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 13, it felt like the Eagles’ season was on life support (and it was). The Birds had little margin for error and they made few en route to a division title and a playoff appearance. You can’t tell the tale of Carson Wentz’s time in Philadelphia without referencing what happened during the final weeks of the 2019-2020 season.

Carson threw seven touchdowns and no interceptions, but no statistic can do justice to what Wentz put on film in these games. He made the right throws at the right time. He caught fire when it mattered most.

In every contest, he led either a drive to take the lead and win the g, or a drive to seal the game, or both. The Eagles offense was littered with injuries, but they found two young stars in the process, Greg Ward Jr and Boston Scott. Jason Kelce was the only starting offensive lineman that didn’t experience some troubling injury. This was a magical stretch that we’ll never forget, and seeing this done versus Philly’s rivals in the NFC East made it even sweeter.

Everyone will always remember where they were during Greg Ward Jr’s game-winning touchdown in Landover, Miles Sanders’ slide to seal a 17-9 victory versus Dallas, and Zach Ertz’s TD catch to send an Eagles/Giants game into overtime (before making a game-winning catch in overtime to seal a win).