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Author: Jon Kuzma
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The Philadelphia Eagles put together four solid quarters of football and completely steamrolled the New York Giants. Offensively Carson Wentz played a good game and he delivered tight spirals all night. When Wentz is on the Eagles are so methodical. They showcased that by putting together several long drives against New York and too be honest Philadelphia is starting to look like the team that won the Super Bowl last season. That’s because Wentz is shaking off the rust and putting it all together. The other 52 players rally around their quarterback and he carries the torch well. Wentz threw for 278 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions which was a way better performance than Eli Manning had. The other two key pieces for the Eagles offense were Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz. If opposing teams don’t game plan for those two guys than Philadelphia will pass all over them. Jeffery hauled in 74 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in what would go on to be a big night for him. Ertz added 43 yards and 1 touchdown too proving once again that he’s a huge factor. Manning threw for 281 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 1 interception. It was a terrible night for the Giants signal caller and there’s a good chance that Pat Shurmur will turn the page on him soon. Odell Beckham Jr. struggled as well. Beckham Jr. only had 44 receiving yards and at one point he walked off the field and went into the locker room. Between Eli Apple and Beckham Jr. the Giants have enough drama to write a soap opera. The good news is New York does have a star in rookie running back Saquon Barkley. Barkley rushed for 130 yards and 1 touchdown. The former Penn State tailback also hauled in 99 receiving yards and it was definitely his best night as a pro. Philadelphia was also very good defensively. Nigel Bradham was a big reason why he totaled up 6 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 TFL. Michael Bennett had one of his better nights since joining the defending champs he had 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, and 1 forced fumble. Landon Collins was tough for the Giants. Collins finished the contest with 10 tackles and 1 TFL. Alec Ogletree also turned in a good performance with 8 tackles and 1 TFL. Philadelphia owned the night though and they’re starting to get back up to speed. All Carson Wentz has to do is protect himself on the field a little bit better and this team will be in the hunt for another title.
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The Philadelphia Eagles strengths were on display against the New York Giants. Carson Wentz led his team to a 34-13 win.