BOMBS AWAY! EAGLES’ CARSON WENTZ CAN LIGHT UP THE SUNDAY SKY!

So says the Ringer.com

Last Sunday in DC, Wentz completed 26 of 39 attempts for 307 yards (fifth-most in Week 1), two touchdowns, and a pick on 7.9 yards per pass (seventh) to finish with a 96.8 passer rating (ninth). He completed 9 of 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns on third downs, and the team moved the chains on eight of its 14 third-down plays (57 percent).

The Birds’ retooled receiving corps was a big part of Wentz’s big day on Sunday. By signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency, the Eagles gave their young signal-caller a huge upgrade in pass-catching talent, and while both Jeffery (three catches for 38 yards) and Smith (one catch, 30 yards) were relatively quiet statistically in their debuts, their presence on the field — Smith as a deep specialist and Jeffery as a coverage-tilting true no. 1 — kept Washington’s secondary occupied. That helped open up the passing game underneath, and it helped that head coach and play-caller Doug Pederson didn’t waste much time stretching the defense vertically, dialing up a deep shot to Smith on the Eagles’ first offensive snap:

https://www.theringer.com/nfl/2017/9/15/16310358/eagles-deep-ball-carson-wentz

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