The Eagles played their third game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. They were looking to win their first game of the season, and they failed to do that. They didn’t lose either, they tied on Sunday. Flat out, the Eagles team did not have a good game. The defensive line did their job and applied pressure on rookie QB Joe Burrow, and they sacked him eight times. However, Carson Wentz did not improve from his other two past poor performances. He threw two more interceptions, and finished 29 of 47 for 225 yards, one TD, and he ran for 65 yards with one running TD.
The Eagles and the Bengals both had chances to win the game, yet neither team could take advantage. This week is going to be even more difficult, as the Eagles are traveling to San Francisco and facing off against the 49ers in Sunday Night Football. To go along with the travel, the Eagles have had another rough week with injuries. Tight end Dallas Goedert has a small fracture in his ankle. Miles Sanders wasn’t expected to be on Wednesday’s injury report. He missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury, but now he’s dealing with a “glute” issue. It seems Sanders is not 100% which could be an issue for the Eagles offense. DeSean Jackson (hamstring), Fletcher Cox (abdominal), and Avonte Maddox (ankle) did not participate on Wednesday.
This week they are facing a banged-up 49ers team. Nonetheless, this will still be a tough game for the Birds, as the 49ers defense is very good. The offense will have to put points on the board and avoid turnovers.
Carson Wentz said “I’ve critiqued myself hard, and I’ve got to be better.”
“We’re really not far off offensively.
They’re all correctable things and things that we can get going in the right way and I’m confident that they will”
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said this on Carson Wentz,
“He’s an unbelievable player and he still is. I don’t see anything that’s changed. It’s a matter of time before he plays at a high level. He’s too good not to.”
It’s time for the Eagles to get their first when of the season on Sunday. I hope to see Carson correcting his mistakes and making accurate throws and good decisions. He will need to play very sharp this Sunday against such a good defense. Let’s hope we see this Eagles team bounce back and come away with a big win on Sunday night!