Wentz completed 32 of 44 pass attempts for 360 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.
Wentz was extremely efficient in this one, but he did suffer an ugly interception that appeared to be thrown directly at Dallas linebacker Leighton Vander Esch. Despite taking the loss, the sophomore gunslinger was able to set a new season high in passing yards against the Cowboys' fifth-ranked passing defense. Wentz has actually taken a big step forward in both accuracy (71 percent) and downfield success (8.0 yards per attempt) compared to last year's near-MVP numbers, while also maintaining an excellent 5.0 TD:INT ratio. The 25-year-old will lead an Eagles club hungry for a win into New Orleans for what should be a high-scoring affair Sunday.
Wentz (back) completed 21 of 30 passes for 286 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while adding 28 yards on six rushing attempts and losing a fumble in Sunday's 24-18 victory over the Jaguars in London.
Wentz's mouthful of a stat line helped his team improve to 4-4 with a win over a ferocious, albeit depleted, Jacksonville defense. He hit tight end Dallas Goedert for a 32-yard score with 29 seconds left in the first half, then added second-half touchdowns to running back Wendell Smallwood (36 yards) and tight end Zach Ertz (five yards). Wentz and the Eagles will be on bye in Week 9, giving the quarterback an opportunity to travel back stateside and rest the back injury that limited his practice participation leading up to this contest.
Wentz (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Wentz opened Week 8 as a limited participant in practice, but it appears his restrictions Wednesday were merely precautionary while he tended to the minor back issue. He's expected to put in another full practice Friday and enter the weekend without an injury designation. Though he'll draw a matchup Sunday against a Jacksonville defense that has allowed just 6.3 yards per attempt this season -- the second-best mark in the NFL -- Wentz could benefit from three of the Jaguars' top four cornerbacks being unavailable for the contest.
Wentz (back) was a limited practice participant Wednesday but is expected to log full sessions Thursday and Friday, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Wentz dealt with the same back issue last week and ultimately completed 30 of 37 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-17 loss to the Panthers. He should be fine for Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars in London.
Wentz completed 30 of 37 pass attempts for 310 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Panthers. He also carried three times for three yards and lost a fumble in the 21-17 loss.
Wentz completed an impressive 81 percent of his attempts as he surpassed 300 passing yards for the third time in the last four games. He did lose a fumble at one point, but he went without an interception and now sports a shiny 9:0 TD:INT over his last four games. Wentz has done little as a runner and has just 61 rush yards to his name through five games, but he's clearly rounded into top form as a passer. He'll look to put on another strong performance Sunday against the Jaguars.
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