CBS grades Eagles performance vs. Redskins
The Philadelphia Eagles turned in their worst performance in a 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday, failing to score an offensive touchdown. CBS Sports took
The Philadelphia Eagles turned in their worst performance in a 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday, failing to score an offensive touchdown.
CBS Sports took notice, particularly in the play of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz.
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In CBS's Week 6 grades for each team, the Eagles received a C-, which was their lowest grade of the season. The focus was mostly on Wentz, who finished 11-for-22 for 179 yards, zero touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a season low 77.7 passer rating.
CBS was quick to critique Wentz, calling him the "Benjamin Button of the NFL."
"He looks younger and less experienced every week. Wentz got off to an ugly start and finished his ugly day 11-of-22 for 179 yards."
While CBS is right about Wentz getting off to an ugly start, he responded in the second half despite the lack of protection on his offensive line. Wentz threw for 151 yards in the second half, despite getting sacked five times in the game.
The rookie quarterback did miss a walk-in touchdown throw to Zach Ertz and took two sacks late in the fourth quarter that started a potential game-tying touchdown drive.
"Of course, it wasn't just Wentz's fault that he was bad, you can also blame the Eagles offensive line, which has looked pretty bad ever since Lane Johnson was suspended. Wentz was running for his life most of the day as the Eagles' line surrendered five sacks to the Redskins."
Saying Wentz is getting worse by the week is a harsh criticism. Through his first four games, Wentz's completion percentage has improved in each game while winning the NFL Rookie of the Week three times.
Wentz has completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,186 yards, seven touchdowns, one interceptions and a 99.9 passer rating on the season.
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