Week 3 notes: Eagles running out of excuses for Carson Wentz, Dave Gettleman’s hot seat, Josh Alllen MVP, more
After a week of questions about whether Carson Wentz has regressed in Year 5 as the Philadelphia Eagles franchise quarterback, there weren’t many answers in the Week 3 tie to the Cincinnati Bengals. Sure, he scampered for the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He also missed a wide-open touchdown pass earlier in the frame that probably would have won the contest. And three overtime possessions—which is nearly impossible with a 10-minute OT period—all ended in punts.
At the end of three weeks, the Eagles are still winless. Wentz is better now than he was in the first two weeks, but still not good. And the City of Brotherly Love just did all the sister-kissing it could against a Bengals team that’s miserable in close games.
“You’re going to miss a couple and you’re gonna make some plays and things happen,” an even-keeled Wentz told reporters after the game.