By Art Beitchman
By starting the season 2-3 as defending Super Bowl champs, the Eagles needed a win by hook or crook.
And they got one by drubbing the New York Football Giants in front of their home crowd at MetLife Stadium last Thursday night 34-13.
In doing so, they completely outclassed and outplayed the dreadful Giants, and let the whole NFC East know where the division crown will continue to go through — Philadelphia!
It didn’t take long for the Birds to get this party started. After ancient Eli Manning’s INT on the first drive of the game, Carson Wentz calmly rolled out and tossed a 13-yard TD pass at the 13:15 mark of the first quarter to Alshon Jeffery giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead, and they never looked back!
Giants QB Eli Manning appeared to age 10 years during this game, looking extra skittish in the pocket, underthrowing receivers left and right, getting sacked four times, under siege the entire game playing with a terrible offensive line, running for his life the whole game.
On the other side of the equation, Eagles QB Carson Wentz played his finest game since coming back in the third game of the season. He seemingly needed a month of games under his belt to round into his MVP caliber play of a year ago, going 26-36 with 3 TD throws plus a sizzling passer rating of 122.2!
The difference between Wentz and Manning couldn’t have been more stark as the Eagles evened their early season record at 3-3. Even better was the pass to run ratio, 31 runs, 36 passes as the Birds scored a season high 34 points.
Next up are the Carolina Panthers who visit the Linc next Sunday, October 21, 1pm/Fox.