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Wentz excited for return as Eagles host Reich, Colts

The Philadelphia Eagles will welcome the return of a familiar face in franchise quarterback Carson Wentz on Sunday when they encounter another one in Frank Reich and the Indianapolis Colts.

Wentz admitted that he'll likely be emotional when he heads out of the tunnel at Lincoln Financial Field. The 25-year-old, who finished second in touchdown passes (33) last season, will be playing in his first game since tearing his ACL and LCL in a Dec. 10 contest against the Los Angeles Rams.

"I just want to pick up where we left off last year," Wentz said. "We had a lot of big plays last year when we were in situational football. Third down, red zone, things we really excelled in last year. Those are things we want to keep building on. ... At the end of the day, I, and really this whole offense and this whole organization, always have high expectations. We expect to start fast, play fast, be clicking."

The Eagles (1-1) weren't clicking on offense with Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Nick Foles under center, as the team has scored a combined 39 points this season after dropping a 27-21 decision against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Foles has thrown for just 451 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the first two games.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson knows that Wentz will be amped heading into Sunday's contest.

"It's a home game, his first start, there's going to be emotions regardless," Pederson said. "I can talk to him until Sunday, kickoff, and there's always going to be that high emotion and anticipation taking the field. You kind of want him to experience that and what that feels like. It's kind of like his first start again a couple years ago. It'll be a good feeling. It'll be good for our city, it'll be good for our team, obviously."

Emotions could also be high for Reich, who returns to the city where he helped deliver the first Super Bowl championship in franchise history. Reich, who was the Eagles' offensive coordinator for the past two years, is now Andrew Luck's head coach in Indianapolis.

"(Wentz and Luck) are both incredibly dynamic players, physically dominant at their position, elite in their leadership ability, elite intelligence, it's just rare for a guy to have all those attributes and I think they both do," Reich said.

"When Carson came out, that was the one guy -- Andrew was the one guy -- that there were some parallels there. It's just interesting now in their journeys that they have both had to overcome serious injury and that I think makes great players better. It stinks going through it but in the long run it makes them better."

Luck has rebounded from sitting out the entire 2017 season due to an injured shoulder to throw two touchdown passes in both games this season. The quarterback, however, was limited to just 179 yards and had two interceptions on Sunday, although the Colts (1-1) posted a 21-9 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Luck will look to exploit Philadelphia's 28th-ranked pass defense that was torched by Tampa Bay's Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. Four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Eric Ebron have each reeled in touchdown passes in both contests this season.

The Colts' rushing game, however, will face the Eagles' top-ranked defense against the run. Jordan Wilkins had 61 yards rushing against the Redskins on Sunday while fellow rookie Nyheim Hines had his first career rushing touchdown.

Speaking of backfields, Philadelphia's running back situation is clouded as Jay Ajayi (league high-tying three rushing touchdowns) was limited in Week 2 with a back injury and is considered day-to-day by Pederson. Darren Sproles could be in jeopardy of missing his second straight game with an ailing hamstring, forcing the team to promote fellow running back Josh Adams from the practice squad.

Corey Clement could see the bulk of the work in the backfield against the Colts after recording 85 scrimmage yards and a touchdown last week.

Clement and company could see an awful lot of Indianapolis linebacker Darius Leonard, who was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording 18 total tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass breakup on Sunday.

"I say we are like on a roller coaster coming down hill, it's kind of hard to stop," Leonard said. "So I think the defense just kind of wants that snowball effect, just wants to keep stacking up everything and just want to match their effort from last week."

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Colts 1-1 -----
Eagles 1-1 -----
0 AVG PASS YDS 0
0 AVG RUSH YDS 0
0 AVG TOTAL YDS 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
37
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 498 4 3 87.3
A. Luck 60/84 498 4 3 37
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Wilkins 20 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 101 0
J. Wilkins 24 101 0 18 12
M. Mack 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 34 0
M. Mack 10 34 0 8 3
N. Hines 42 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 26 1
N. Hines 9 26 1 8 11
C. Michael 38 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 9 0
C. Michael 2 9 0 8 0
A. Luck 12 QB
37
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 9 0
A. Luck 5 9 0 7 37
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hilton 13 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 129 2
T. Hilton 0 12 129 2 22 24
R. Grant 11 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 89 0
R. Grant 0 10 89 0 21 8
J. Doyle 84 TE
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 80 0
J. Doyle 0 9 80 0 13 8
E. Ebron 85 TE
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 77 2
E. Ebron 0 7 77 2 26 19
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 35 0
C. Rogers 0 6 35 0 8 3
N. Hines 42 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 31 0
N. Hines 0 8 31 0 17 11
J. Wilkins 20 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 24 0
J. Wilkins 0 5 24 0 8 12
Z. Pascal 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 18 0
Z. Pascal 0 1 18 0 18 1
M. Mack 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
M. Mack 0 1 2 0 2 3
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Leonard 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-7 0 1.0
D. Leonard 21-7 1.0 0 0
C. Geathers 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-8 0 0.0
C. Geathers 11-8 0.0 0 0
N. Hairston 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
N. Hairston 10-2 0.0 0 0
A. Walker 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
A. Walker 9-5 0.0 0 0
K. Moore 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 1 0.0
K. Moore 9-3 0.0 1 0
M. Hooker 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Hooker 5-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 2.0
M. Hunt 5-1 2.0 0 0
J. Sheard 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
J. Sheard 3-2 1.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. Farley 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Turay 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Turay 2-1 0.0 0 0
Q. Wilson 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
Q. Wilson 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Muhammad 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
A. Muhammad 2-2 0.0 0 0
P. Desir 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
P. Desir 2-2 0.0 0 0
S. Moore 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
S. Moore 2-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Franklin 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
Z. Franklin 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Doyle 84 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Doyle 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Autry 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Autry 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Hilton 13 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Hilton 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Hines 42 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Hines 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ward 51 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Ward 1-0 1.0 0 0
C. Moore 36 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Moore 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Goode 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Goode 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Milton 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
C. Milton 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
A. Woods 0-3 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
14
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
-/- -/-
SEASON FG XP
3/4 5/5
A. Vinatieri 3/4 0 5/5 14
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
N. Foles 9 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.9% 451 1 1 78.9
N. Foles 54/82 451 1 1 23
N. Agholor 13 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
-% - - - -
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 15 0 0 118.8
N. Agholor 1/1 15 0 0 19
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Ajayi 26 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 85 3
J. Ajayi 22 85 3 20 26
C. Clement 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 56 1
C. Clement 11 56 1 21 16
W. Smallwood 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 28 0
W. Smallwood 7 28 0 8 2
N. Agholor 13 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
N. Agholor 2 18 0 16 19
D. Sproles 43 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 10 0
D. Sproles 5 10 0 5 3
N. Foles 9 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
- - -
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
N. Foles 4 7 0 4 23
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
Z. Ertz 86 TE
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 142 0
Z. Ertz 0 16 142 0 34 14
N. Agholor 13 WR
19
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 121 1
N. Agholor 0 16 121 1 50 19
J. Perkins 83 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 57 0
J. Perkins 0 4 57 0 30 5
C. Clement 30 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 55 0
C. Clement 0 5 55 0 19 16
K. Aiken 81 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 39 0
K. Aiken 0 5 39 0 18 3
D. Sproles 43 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 22 0
D. Sproles 0 4 22 0 9 3
N. Foles 9 QB
23
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 10 0
N. Foles 0 1 10 0 15 23
D. Goedert 88 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
D. Goedert 0 1 4 0 4 0
J. Ajayi 26 RB
26
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
J. Ajayi 0 1 4 0 4 26
W. Smallwood 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
- - - -
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 2 0
W. Smallwood 0 1 2 0 2 2
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
R. Darby 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-1 1 0.0
R. Darby 13-1 0.0 1 0
J. Hicks 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-5 0 1.0
J. Hicks 11-5 1.0 0 0
J. Mills 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-1 0 0.0
J. Mills 10-1 0.0 0 0
M. Jenkins 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
M. Jenkins 7-1 0.0 0 0
R. McLeod 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
R. McLeod 7-2 0.0 0 0
B. Graham 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
B. Graham 6-1 0.0 0 0
F. Cox 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 2.0
F. Cox 6-2 2.0 0 0
K. Grugier-Hill 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
K. Grugier-Hill 5-2 0.0 0 0
D. Barnett 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
D. Barnett 4-1 0.0 0 0
C. Graham 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Graham 3-0 0.0 0 0
N. Bradham 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 1.0
N. Bradham 3-5 1.0 0 0
S. Jones 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
S. Jones 3-1 0.0 0 0
C. Long 56 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 1.0
C. Long 2-4 1.0 0 0
M. Bennett 77 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
M. Bennett 2-2 0.0 0 0
L. Reynolds 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Reynolds 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Ajayi 26 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Ajayi 1-0 0.0 0 0
N. Gerry 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Gerry 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Clement 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Clement 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Maddox 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Maddox 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Vaeao 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Vaeao 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Alexander 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Alexander 1-0 0.0 0 0
W. Smallwood 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
W. Smallwood 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Lovato 45 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
R. Lovato 0-1 0.0 0 0
R. Douglas 32 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
R. Douglas 0-0 0.0 1 0
H. Ngata 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
- - -
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
H. Ngata 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Elliott 4 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
-/- -/-
SEASON FG XP
1/2 4/4
J. Elliott 1/2 0 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD