October 9, 2017
If you don't know by now, this is a weekly look inside Carson Wentz's performance, and where he ranks among the NFL.
I also compare his stats to 1999 Peyton Manning as well as Dak Prescott.
Stats: 21/30, 304 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 128.3 rating.
(⚠️ Warning - there is a lot!)
Taking over a game:
If you ask, you shall receive.
I said I wanted to see Wentz take over a game, well I got what I was looking for.
304 yards and 4 touchdowns. Yes his stats were incredible, but anyone who really watched him on Sunday, saw a quarterback that was in complete control from start to finish.
You could tell on the very first drive that this was going to be one hell of a performance.
The deep ball/ open up the offense:
How did his deep ball look on Sunday?
59 yard touchdown right on the money.
72 yard touchdown right on the money.
It wasn't a matter of if, it was a matter of when the deep pass would connect- it did Sunday.
I talked about yards per attempt as a concern. That is no longer the case.
He averaged 10.1 yards per attempt Sunday and is now up to 7.70 yards per attempt on the season which ranks 9th in the league.
Third down efficiency/ extending drives:
On the first drive Wentz was 2-2 on third down. That continued throughout the game.
Touchdowns instead of field goals:
Two red zone touchdowns for Wentz. 15 yards to Trey Burton on a beautifully thrown ball and a 11 yard td to Zach Ertz (3rd and 6.)
Much different from a week ago when the Eagles had to settle for field goals.
21/30 and he missed on a few throws that he would like to have back.
His hard count is Aaron Rodgers-esque
The Cardinals had two neutral-zone infractions on sunday including one on the very first drive that led to an Eagles first down.
You know he had a good day when his cadence makes an appearance in the report.
The connection with Ertz:
Every great Qb has a go-to-guy. Zach Ertz has become Wentz's favorite target.
Three throws the entire game, two of which came on the same possession.
With 0:52 left in the half Wentz took two shots toward the end zone. First missing Torrey Smith and then throwing an interception intended for Zach Ertz.
I like the aggressiveness, but you do want to get points on the board at the end of the half.
The only 3rd down throw he missed came with 9:26 left in rhe 3rd quarter and was low and behind Zach Ertz. It would have went for big yards, instead the Eagles settled for a field goal.
I'm not concerned.
Carson Wentz showed the entire league that he has arrived.
Like I mentioned, I wanted a game where he completely took over, and this was exactly that.
The more he gets comfortable with the receivers, the more you will see performances like this.
In my opinion he should be in the early MVP conversation.
Grade: A +
Week 5: 21/30, 304 yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interception, 128.3 rating.
Overall: 110/177, 1,362 yards, 10 touchdowns, 3 interceptions, 97.7 rating
Week 5: 25/36, 251 yards, 3 touchdowns, 1 interception, 105.2 rating.
Overall: 112/179, 1,192 yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions, 93.1 rating.
1999 Peyton Manning:
Week 5: 21/35, 210 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 74.7 rating.
Overall: 106/176 1,395 yards, 11 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, (90.1 final rating.)
All roads lead to the showdown between Dak and Wentz Sunday Night November 19th on NBC!!
All of his league ranks went up after this monster performance.
Yards- 6th (up from 9th)
Yards per game- 9th (up from 10th)
Touchdowns- 6th (up from 13th)
Rating- 9th (up from 16th)
Completion percentage- 20th (up from 26th)
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