There was no way that Carson Wentz would let Eagles suffer a defeat in this way. Nope, Not a chance! There was a point when Eagles were facing a 14-point lead the team morale and motivation degraded.
Keeping his head straight into the game, Wentz treated his fans by putting on his signature performance, which helped the Eagles rise from ashes like a Phoenix and delivered a 23-17 unprecedented defeat to the New York Giants. This victory, in its way, was EPIC!
This phenomenal victory lifted the Eagles into a tie with Dallas atop the NFC East at 6-7 with three games still left to play. Wentz’s stat line – 33-of-50 for 325 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He was astonishing, brilliant, and resourceful.
He stroked back from a painful first half to complete 22 of 31 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns, which helped Wentz lead the Eagles toward a crucial win, their first in eight games this season in which they trailed in the fourth quarter.
“It’s big. It’s big for me and for all of these guys,” Wentz said. “You know, the emotional roller coaster of the day and obviously realizing how poor we were in the first half and just how it spring-boarded us into the second half.
We just made plays and kept making plays. Winning late in overtime like this, it’s been a while. Shoot, I don’t think I’ve had an overtime win. That was just a lot of fun.”
Zack Ertz was the one who scored both the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns as the Eagles overcome a 17-3halftime deficit.
Sanders had a 10-yard run, and Scott picked up another 6 yards before making the game-winning throw to Ertz, who made a run onto the inside posy, sprinting left and right before he was wide open up until the end zone.
The final drive was a 180-degree turn from most of the offensive output through the first half and into the third quarter when it was just ugly at Lincoln Financial Field.
“We couldn’t get anything going,” Ward said. “We kept moving guys around, but we made too many mistakes and lost chances.
But we hung in there, and we stuck together, and it paid off.”
This victory was a sure-shot of a confidence booster for the Eagles.
The team celebrated for a few hours before getting back on track to prepare for Sunday’s game at Washington.
What they did on a rainy Monday night with the entire nation witnessing the game, was nothing less than a miracle and spectacular showcase of their true potential.