After a disappointing season last year, the Philadlephia Eagles have been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL in 2017. This dominance has been fueled by a prolific offense led by the excellent play of second-year quarterback Carson Wentz. All of the strengths of the Eagles were on display yesterday when they easily defeated the Denver Broncos.
The Eagles were down three points after giving up a field goal on Denver’s first drive of the game, but that was the only time they trailed in the entire game. Philadelphia quickly took the lead when Carson Wentz connected with Alshon Jeffery for a 32-yard touchdown pass on their first drive. After adding a field goal on the next drive, the Eagles returned to the end zone late in the first quarter with a 15-yard touchdown reception by running back Corey Clement.
Philadelphia continued to dominate the Eagles on both sides of the ball in the second quarter. Wentz got his third touchdown pass of the game when he hit tight end Trey Burton in the end zone on a 27-yard pass. Newly acquired running back Jay Ajayi helped out his new team with a long 47-yard touchdown run with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. Philadelphia only surrendered two fields to the Broncos in the second quarter to take a 31-9 lead into halftime.
The Eagles did all of the scoring in the third quarter to extend their lead even more. Corey Clement scored on a two-yard run. Wentz also hit Alshon Jeffery for another touchdown pass in the quarter. Denver added two quick touchdowns midway through the fourth quarter, but the game was already out of reach. After adding seven more points to their total with a few minutes remaining, the Philadelphia Eagles ended the game with an impressive 51-23 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Carson Wentz has now amassed 17 touchdown passes over the last five games. The Eagles are currently the only eight-win team in the NFL, and it is hard to envision them losing any time soon if Wentz continues to play like an MVP. Philadelphia are on their bye in Week 10, so they will not have a game next week. The Eagles will return to action on November 19 when they head to Dallas to take on the surging Cowboys in a key NFC East division matchup.