Monday, November 6, 2017

Eagles have their fans feeling 'Super'

He is now 'The Show.'

Forget Brady vs. Manning.

It's now Carson Wentz vs. the rest of the NFL.

Yes, he is that good.

And the rest of the team was not bad yesterday either in dismantling a Broncos team at the Linc.

Much was made before the game of Denver arriving with the No. 1-ranked defense in the NFL. Things got even more interesting before the game when the Eagles announced tight end Zach Ertz, Wentz's favorite target and red zone security blanket, would miss the game with a sore hamstring.

Didn't much matter.

Again, the Eagles and Wentz simply imposed their will on the Broncos.

Wentz again was spectacular, looking more like a 10-year veteran than a kid in his second season in the NFL. He went Wentz 15 for 27 and threw four TD passes. That's becoming his calling card. It's the third time in recent weeks he has tossed four TDs in a game. On the other side of the ball, the defense simply dominated - again.

Brock Osweiler, getting the start as the Broncos tried to inject some life into their struggling offense, was simply overmatched. And don't forget Doug Pederson. The Eagles head coach again drew up a masterful, creating game plan. This is what we all thought Chip Kelly was going to be.

Pederson rotates his running backs - including newly acquired Jay Ajayi - in waves.

He's expertly mixing the run and pass to keep defenses off balance.

And Wentz is simply sparkling.

The Eagles are now 8-1, the class of the NFL.

It almost makes you wish they were not heading into their bye week. No one wants to see this streak stop.

Looming head is a matchup with the Cowboys in two weeks. Who knows what Ezekiel Elliott's status will be.

The road in the second half gets tougher. There are two trips to the West Coast, to play Jared Goff (yes, the guy who was picked ahead of Wentz who also is playing very well) and the Rams, as well as a trip to Seattle the next week. The Eagles likely will stay on the West Coast for that week.

You'll have to forgive us if most fans are thinking instead of Minneapolis. That's where they're playing the Super Bowl this year. No, that is not a joke.

Don't take it from me. Listen to columnist Jack McCaffery.

This Eagles team is that good.

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