Ertz caught eight of his 10 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Giants. He also lost a fumble. The most targeted Eagles pass catcher on the day, Ertz doubled his team's lead with a three-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. His fumble came at a crucial juncture, setting up a Giants touchdown drive to tie the game early in the fourth. Despite the mistake, Ertz bounced back to make a couple of key receptions to set up a field goal late in the game. He remains a key component of the team's passing attack and will continue as such next week against the Chargers.
Ertz caught five of 10 targets for 97 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs. Ertz led the team in receiving yardage on the day, thanks in large part to a fortuitous 53-yard reception, and he finished second in targets. He has failed to reach the end zone through two weeks, but he has still produced a tremendous 190 yards receiving while hauling in 13 catches. Ertz and Carson Wentz established an excellent rapport late last season and that clearly looks to have carried over into 2017. He will look to continue a successful start to the season next week against the Giants.
Ertz caught all eight of his targets for 93 yards in Sunday's 30-17 win over the Redskins. Ertz displayed a terrific rapport with Carson Wentz in this one, catching everything that was thrown his way while leading the team in targets, catches and receiving yardage. He averaged a healthy 11.6 yards per catch and ripped off a long gain of 23 yards. Ertz came on strong at the end of last season and looks set to build on a successful season debut next Sunday in Kansas City.
Ertz caught three passes for 44 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Dolphins. Carson Wentz has seemed to force the ball to Alshon Jeffery at times in the past two preseason games, but it hasn't had much of an impact on Ertz's involvement. The fifth-year tight end figures to stay plenty busy this season, as the Philadelphia receiving corps doesn't look so crowded after the team traded slot receiver Jordan Matthews to the Bills.
Ertz caught his only target for an 11-yard gain in Thursday's preseason win over the Bills. Ertz came up one yard shy of a first down on a 3rd-and-12 on the opening drive. Carson Wentz otherwise honed in on shiny new toy Alshon Jeffery, who seemingly represents Ertz's only real competition for the team target lead in the wake of the trade that sent Jordan Matthews to Buffalo.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/24||New York Giants||27||11.00|
|4||10/01||@Los Angeles Chargers||15||6.00|
|8||10/29||San Francisco 49ers||3||2.00|
|14||12/10||@Los Angeles Rams||13||5.00|
|15||12/17||@New York Giants||27||11.00|
|3 Year Avg||102||70||790||3||41||11.29||97|