The Eagles won their first game of the 2020 season on Sunday night, beating the San Francisco 49ers 25-20. Carson came out good, but he was still not as good as I feel he can be. He misplaced some balls and missed some throws, but he did what they needed to do to win. He used his legs, and even had a rushing TD. Carson Wentz threw a go-ahead 42-yard touchdown pass to Travis Fulgham, generating much needed momentum. Alex Singleton followed it up with an interception, and returned it for a touchdown. The Eagles came out on top despite missing their top three receivers and tight end Dallas Goedert. Not a perfect game by any means, but they did what they needed to do in order to win.
The defensive line played another good game, and the Eagles lead the NFL with 17 sacks. They applied pressure to quarterback Nick Mullens, and forced him to make difficult throws. We saw Carson running with the ball last game too, and this is a big reason why they came out on top. Carson Wentz has 16 rushes for 102 yards in the last 2 games. This is the most Carson has had over a two-game span in his career. I love seeing Carson use his legs to pick up first downs and rush into the end zone. Carson said this on running more,
“Using my legs comes down most of the time to instincts. Sometimes I think it can get the offense into a groove”
This Sunday, the Eagles are facing off against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh. There will be 5,500 fans allowed into Heinz Field for the game. The Eagles offensive line is going to have to play very well on Sunday, as the Steelers defense is very good. The Steelers are coming off an unplanned bye week in Week 4.
The Steelers are a good team, they have 15 sacks this year and 59 pressures. To go along with that, Ben Roethlisberger is having a good season. The Eagles will have to try and contain Steelers RB James Connor, who has been having a productive season as well. The Eagles pass rush will play a big part in this game, much like it did last week.
This is going to be another tough game for the Eagles. I feel they can win, if they play just as well as they did against the 49ers.