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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Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles
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Game eight (this one wasn’t very fun): Washington comes from behind to seal the deal and stun the Eagles in the 2020 season opener.

The 2020 season began with a bang for the Eagles and their fans. Unfortunately, the hot start lasted for less than a half of football.

Philadelphia’s first drive saw a touchdown march that concluded with a five-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz. A Jake Elliott field goal and a Dallas Goedert touchdown reception followed in the second quarter. It appeared that the Eagles had picked up right where the 2019 regular season ended. The noise surrounding the Eagles’ decision to draft Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson had quieted. Then it happened.

Everything went sideways, and Carson’s Dr. Jekyll gave way to Wentz’s Mr. Hyde. s.

With less than two minutes remaining in the first half, the Eagles held a 17-0 lead following another Washington punt. Around this time in the game, ESPN saw a 97-percent win probability for Philadelphia. Carson Wentz made sure that it wouldn’t happen.

A deep throw to Jalen Reagor was intercepted. Reagor never had a chance. Washington took advantage of the short field and scored a touchdown. Things only got worse from there.

Wentz got sacked eight times in this game and threw another interception. Despite having chances to put the game away, Wentz and the Eagles’ offense never capitalized. Philadelphia lost this one by way of a 27-17 margin, and Carson Wentz and Philadelphia’s offense never recovered.

As sad as this game was to watch, it would be a sign of the misfortune that would follow. The 2020 Eagles season ended with a 4-11-1 record. Carson Wentz’s tenure as the Eagles’ franchise quarterback ended in Week 13.