Carson Wentz Strikes Back
Just when you thought they were done ... Theeeeere back
It was a game that would have put the exclamation point on the Eagles season and flurry of Philadelphia area criticism of the QB ( They're fickle over there). Instead, the Eagles put together a statement win in the swirling air of Buffalo against a terrific Bills defense.
Carson Wentz was 17/24 176 with 1 touchdown and 35 rushing yards which was all they needed in a convincing 31-13 win against then 5-1 Buffalo. Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders combined for 170 on the ground and 2 touchdowns, and just like that they are back. The forced fumble by Brandon Graham started it.
According to NBC sports:
“It was big. It was really big for us,” Fletcher Cox said. “We always talk about when we have a running quarterback, when they try to run the ball, just try to get it out. It was a tempo-setter. That just kind of took the life out of them early in the game.”
At the time of that forced fumble, the Bills had a 7-3 lead and were probably going to go into halftime with that lead because the Eagles’ offense had struggled to get anything going. But this turnover gave Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense the ball on the Bills’ 24-yard line. Five plays later, Wentz hit Dallas Goedert for a 5-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a lead they didn’t lose again.