By Peter Brennan
There will be a tendency to blame quarterback Carson Wentz for the disastrous 37-31 loss to the Dolphins yesterday.
After all, that’s what we do:
We blame the quarterback, the highest-profile and highest-paid player on a 5-7 going-nowhere team.
But he wasn’t helped by the ridiculous play-calling the almost totally ignore the run — only 19 rushes for 92 yards (83 by Miles Sanders, above) compared to 46 passing calls!
Yes, Wentz missed passes, but he rang up 310 yards and three touchdowns, and the offense scored 31 points. That should be enough to win.
Wentz formed a good connection with Alshon Jeffery, who had nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. Wentz could have used more production from Zach Ertz, who dropped two passes, including one open catch in the red zone that would have been a first down and put the Eagles in position to score a touchdown. Instead, the Dolphins sacked Wentz on the next play and Jake Elliott missed his first field goal of the year. Ertz was listed as questionable for the game with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice for most of the week.
“Probably one of the worst games I played in a long time,” he said.