Connect with us

Philadelphia Eagles

Wentz has answered 4th quarter critics

Louie DiBiase

Published

on

Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Since getting drafted Carson Wentz has been the golden child of Philadelphia.

Part of getting the golden child treatment is avoiding any harsh criticism. Earning that from a fan base that booed the best quarterback in franchise history on draft day means you must be pretty valuable.

One rare criticism Wentz has got in three years (especially this season) was his performance late in games.

Talk heated up after Wentz and the Eagles offense fell short regaining the lead against the Panthers in the week seven match-up.

Since then Wentz has posted unreal numbers in the 4th quarter of one-score games against Jacksonville, Dallas, and New York.

Two of the three performances resulted in victories.

Against Jacksonville Wentz arguably had his best performance of the season. In the 4th quarter, Wentz went 5/5 for 60 yards and a touchdown.

The Jaguars offense started gashing the Eagles defense but Wentz didn’t let up.

In the SNF battle with the Cowboys, Wentz couldn’t complete the comeback but he tied the game up two different times late.

His 4th quarter stats were the best of the season going 14/15 158 yards and a touchdown.

Two weeks later in a must-win game against the Giants, Wentz and the Eagles were trailing in the 4th quarter and this time the comeback was completed.

Headed into the final quarter the Eagles trailed 19-3. Philadelphia’s offense put up 22 points in the fourth and won 25-22.

The run game was the key factor in the win but Wentz was on his game when he needed to keep drives alive going 4/4 for 60 yards. That included a 4th and 1 conversion from Wentz to Agholor with the season on the line. That helped lead to a game-winning field goal by Jake Elliott.

Overall, in a six-point win against the Jaguars, a seven-point loss against Dallas, and a three-point win against the Giants, Wentz has stepped up since he was under fire for pressing against Carolina.

Total stat line: 23/24 284 YDS 1 TD

W-L: 2-1

Louie, an Eagles, and NFL enthusiast all his life has finally found his home to share his thousands of takes on the Philadelphia Eagles with Locked on Eagles. Louie also works in Buffalo sports radio as a producer for WGR Sports Radio 550 the official home of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, in addition to working as the Sports Director for 91.3 FM WBNY Buffalo. He may be far from the nest, but Louie bleeds green just like the rest of Eagles Nation. Fly Eagles Fly.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Philadelphia Eagles

Maddox Mania

Louie DiBiase

Published

on

Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

It was Avonte Maddox Mania around Eagles Nation after the 30-23 upset victory in LA. The rookie was a main reason the Eagles season is still alive. Who else is trending upward after LA? Who’s stock took a hit?

Louie dives into how the Eagles can do damage in a surprisingly underwhelming NFC conference, where Maddox will lineup in the secondary next year, and brings you our weekly “Stock Up, Stock Down” segment on the Locked on Eagles podcast!

Continue Reading

Philadelphia Eagles

From dog masks to ski masks

Louie DiBiase

Published

on

Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

With the season on the line, on the road, against one of the best teams in the NFL, Nick Foles and the Eagles kept their playoff hopes alive with a 30-23 victory against the Rams.

How was Jim Schwartz able to hold one of the top offenses in the league to 23 points?

How does Nick Foles keep pulling off the impossible?

Will he be the guy the rest of the reason including perhaps playoffs?

Louie and Gino break down the memorable victory over the Rams.

Continue Reading

Philadelphia Eagles

No easy way out

Louie DiBiase

Published

on

Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

By Lars Lewis

 

The term ‘No Easy Way Out’ refers to a song by Robert Tepper from a famous movie involving a couple key factors that relate to what was witnessed Sunday night in Los Angeles.

 

One factor, a fighter from Philadelphia whose back is against the wall and senses the walls closing in as he encounters the other factor, a cyborg-like monster who has wiped out essentially any sort of defense that’s faced him.

 

Yes, there was a lot of Rocky IV in this game and I’ll explain why.

 

It seemed the Eagles, who had once again called upon their Rocky Balboa in Nick Foles, longed for one more puncher’s chance against a foe that could certainly put away their faint playoff hopes for good.

 

We’re not indestructible,

Baby better get that straight

I think it’s unbelievable

How you give into the hands of fate

 

So you figured out the first piece of the puzzle, but what about that certain monster who loomed so large over Rocky physically but also mentally?

 

Yeah, that was Ivan Drago, and Sean McVay fits him to a tee.

 

I mean think about it. Blonde, spiky hair, blue eyes, chiseled face, and a borderline unfair amount of gifts both possess(ed). Drago’s superhuman power and technique coincides with McVay’s absurd memory that teeters between scary and let’s face it, rather annoying.

 

Doug Pederson, following the highest of highs last season when he beat Lord Palpa…err I mean Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl, has never faced the kind of scrutiny the way he’s had this year and especially leading into the game Sunday.

 

I see all the angry faces

Afraid that could be you and me

Talkin about what might have been

I’m thinkin about what I used to be

 

When it got to game time in the L.A. Coliseum, just like Rocky when he walked to the ring in Moscow, the Eagles knew they were fueled by a burning desire set ablaze through a heartbreaking defeat in Dallas coinciding with Rocky’s loss of Apollo in the film.

Foles throughout the first three quarters resembled the Foles we all saw on that fateful February night, hitting Alshon Jeffrey for big gains, moving it up and down the field and consistently getting into the red-zone to allow his trio of running backs to do their damage.

 

“You see he’s not a machine! He’s a man!” Tony “Duke” Evers

 

The Rams as the Chicago Bears proved last week, are indeed human and Foles, along with a sterling performance from Jim Schwartz’ defense for most of the night, has assured Rocko one more round as they play Houston and then close the season in D.C for maybe, just maybe, a second shot at the title.

 

Because…

 

There’s no easy way out there’s no shortcut home

Continue Reading

Trending