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Wentz Returns

Updated: Sep 27, 2018

The win column is where every NFL team wants to end up after a long fought afternoon on the field. QB Carson Wentz returned for the Philadelphia Eagles and got just that against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.

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After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ran up the score on the Philadelphia Eagles defense, head coach Doug Pederson and Eagles fans were happy to hear the Wentz had finally been cleared to play after missing the Super Bowl LII run that brought mush prestige to the city of Philadelphia and the name of Jesus. The believer brotherhood in the Eagles locker room is real and former Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich stood now on the opposing sideline as a Indianapolis Colt in hopes of defeating them. After both teams harassed one another on a cloudy and rainy day in Philadelphia, the Eagles flew away victorious 20-16. The absence of HB Jay Ajayi showed pivotal on offense and while the Eagles rushed for over 100 yards on the day, the team struggled in the red-zone unable to avoid turnovers going 2-4 in Red-Zone efficiency. WR Alshon Jeffrey has yet to return and Wentz is still warming up from his long sabbatical. The NFC East is wide open and the Eagles still believe they are the team to beat. Especially with Carson Wentz II on the field.

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The Colts are competitive. They were fiesty against the Redskins offense last Week and the were right back out east at Lincoln Financial Field this weekend. The Colts are however still horrid in the running game only totaling just 68 yards on the ground in this loss. The Eagles defense can take some of the blame for this. They are always swarming with their front four and giving the opposing offensive line a hard time. Ultimately, it was the time of possession statistic that inhibited any momentum for the Colts offensively. Miraculously, Head Coach Frank Reich should still applaud his defense for holding the Eagles to just 20 points after spending 40+ minutes of their Sunday chasing around forest green jerseys. Great news for Indianapolis, the AFC South is currently titling. With the Jaguars falling into defeat against a recovering Marcus Mariota Titans, there's just no telling how things will turn out in the division. Stay tuned, we're here to help make sense of it all.

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