EAGLES SCRAMBLIN’ MAN WENTZ RINGS UP 306 YARDS ON 27-FOR-39!

“Anytime he can extend plays with his legs, he’s such a great athlete, that’s an advantage to the offense,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said about quarterback Carson Wentz. “Being able to do that allows us to stay on the field. He’s gifted in doing that. It comes natural to him.”

By Harry Allison

There’s no question that Carson Wentz resembled the scrambling man of old last night as the Eagles dumped the Skins 28-13.

Another blast from the past, Darren Sproles, put the Birds up 14-10 on a 14-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Wentz tossed a 4-yard TD pass to Jordan Matthews and connected with Golden Tate on a 2-point conversion to extend the lead to 22-13 early in the fourth quarter.

The Eagles twice failed to score inside the red zone and still managed their second-highest point total this season.

They had a first down at the Redskins 2 in the second quarter, but Josh Adams was stopped for a loss on fourth down from the 1.

They had a first down at the Redskins 5 in the third quarter, but Wentz threw an interception right to Josh Norman.

Wentz finished 27 of 39 for 306 yards. He came out firing and led the Eagles to a score on their opening drive for only the third time season.

First, he scrambled out of the pocket, motioned Tate to go deep and lofted a 19-yard pass down the left sideline on a first-and-15. Wentz finished the drive by firing a 6-yard TD pass on the run to Tate.

“Play-action, bootlegs, nakeds, getting me on the edge, gives me a chance to make plays and we used that effectively,” Wentz said.

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