Now, just imagine if the Eagles' front office went out and got him a receiver that could catch the ball. Wentz finished 21-34 with 190 passing yards and a touchdown. That number could have easily been in the high 200s if it weren't for drops on deep balls from Jordan Matthews (on what would have been a sure touchdown toward the end of the first half) and Nelson Agholor, and a pass interference on Agholor that wasn't called. Wentz' go-to receiver last night was tight end Trey Burton, who finished the game with 5 catches for 49 yards and Wentz' lone touchdown pass. With Zach Ertz out with a rib injury, Burton stepped up in a big way.
-Although he didn't have a great game yards-wise, Ryan Mathews scored twice, showing impressive balance on a three yard TD run and waltzing in a on a one yarder later on.
-Bennie Logan had a very good game, tallying 4 tackles (all solo) and sacking Jay Cutler once and causing a forced fumble.
-Caleb Sturgis was 3-3 on field goals, including a 53-yarder that was a yard short of his career high.
-Fletcher Cox had a relatively quiet game, recording only two tackles.
-LB Nigel Bradham picked Cutler off at a key moment, taking the ball all the way down to the Bears' 3 yard line, setting up Mathews' first score.
-Malcolm Jenkins had a solid game. He recorded 5 tackles (4 solo) and batted away a pass.
-Jalen Mills led the Birds in tackles with 6, and also recorded a pass defended.
-Odd little tidbit:
-One more Wentz note: he's the first rookie QB since 1970 to go 2-0 in his first two games without turning the ball over.
Overall Team Grade: B+. Everyone looked solid (except for the drops from the receivers), and even though it's been a small sample size, Wentz looks like a franchise QB. Let's see what this team can do against an actual professional football team next week vs. the Steelers.