When he finished removing dressed, Carson Wentz sat during his locker staring during a building by himself for a few minutes.
“Extremely undone about this game,” he pronounced later. “Really, usually praying usually to palliate my mind and palliate my heart going forward.”
Wentz was disconsolate, and we can’t censure him.
After a shining start, he endured a miserable finish, and a Eagles for usually a third time in authorization story blew a 17-point lead going into a fourth quarter.
Much of a censure will go to a defense, and deservedly so.
But Wentz, with a uninformed set of downs inside a Panthers’ 25-yard-line and 71 seconds left, responded with an roughly unbelievably bad widen of plays.
And this time, there was no spectacle comeback. Only a 21-17 detriment to a Panthers, a 3-4 record, back-to-back home losses, an eight-hour moody to London in a few days, and Wentz alone staring during a floor.
“Really, offensively, we have to demeanour tough in a counterpart — myself enclosed — and late in games we’ve got to be better,” Wentz said. “That’s usually not a proceed for us to finish a game. we suspicion we were relocating a round good early, kind of did some things good that we know we’re able of, and it usually seemed we let off a gas as an offense and stopped creation plays.”
Even after a Panthers scored 21 points in 10½ mins to spin a 17-0 necessity into a 21-17 lead, a 48-yard pass division call on Panthers cornerback James Bradberry covering Alshon Jeffery gave a Eagles a 1st-and-10 on a Carolina 22 with 71 seconds left.
It’s a kind of diversion a Eagles would have pulled out final year with possibly Wentz or Nick Foles during a helm.
Not this time.
1st-and-10: Wentz and Zach Ertz had a miscommunication and Eric Reid seemed to collect off Wentz’s pass during a 4-yard-line, nonetheless a INT call was reversed. “That was usually a miscommunication between Zach and me,” Wentz said. “We’ve got to get that ironed out.”
2nd-and-10: Wendell Smallwood ran 8 yards adult a middle, giving a Eagles 3rd-and-2 on a Panthers’ 14-yard-line.
3rd-and-2: Wentz threw into a finish zone, where Jeffery was blanketed in double coverage: “I was usually perplexing to give him a shot to make a play,” Wentz said. “I’ve got to get a round aloft if I’m going to do that. we have to see a fasten — there competence have been another man open. … we usually attempted to force one in there that we substantially shouldn’t have.”
4th-and-2: With a diversion on a line, Wentz couldn’t even get a pass off. He was sacked by Julius Peppers and fumbled, finale a game. “I saw Alshon open opposite a center late and as we stepped adult and attempted to make a chuck we got strike and a round came out.”
What’s so crazy is that Wentz was carrying a diversion of a lifetime before that nauseous final series.
“When you’re on a margin during a finish like that with a shot and a ball’s in your hand, it’s frustrating,” he said.
Wentz finished 30-for-37 for 310 yards with dual touchdowns and no interceptions.
Over a past month, he’s turn usually a 11th quarterback in NFL story with 4 true games of 275 yards, 65 percent execution percentage, dual or some-more TDs and no interceptions.
His numbers for a year are insane: 71 percent, 10 TDs, 1 INT, 108.1 passer rating.
But with a diversion on a line … he was terrible.
“Very disappointing,” he said. “We had chances to win there during a end. Offensively, we had chances to sign a understanding with a dual drives before and we didn’t do it.”
The Eagles’ final 3 drives netted 22 yards of offense.
For a consequence of comparison, a Panthers’ final 3 drives netted 236 yards of offense.
Wentz’s stats are unprecedented.
But he’s won usually dual of 5 starts given returning from his ACL injury.
“We’re during make-or-break time, almost,” he said. “It’s tough to contend accurately what it’s going to take. We know what we can do, we do it here. We usually have to put it all together.
“We put high expectations on ourselves to go out, and my proceed will never change, win or lose.”
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