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Philly Brutally Smashed Zona At The Linc

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Philadelphia Eagles Brutally Smashed Arizona Cardinals At Home

It is tough to deny how satisfying this victory is to Philadelphia fans. The Arizona Cardinals (2-3) have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) five times in their past seven encounters. The one loss that stings Philly the most is the 2008-2009 NFC Championship Game in which both the Birds and the Cards played their hearts out. What did Philadelphia do right against Arizona? Everything. Philadelphia brutally smashed Arizona at the Linc to reach 4-1, and they are now flying high.

Zona Had No Answer For Philly’s Fast Start

As a consequence, things got ugly fast. Philly quickly put up three touchdowns in the first quarter with the help of quarterback Carson Wentz and his toys. Both tight end Trey Burton and wide receiver Torrey Smith caught their first touchdowns as Eagles against the Cardinals. Arizona’s defense knew they had to focus on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and tight end Zach Ertz, but the Eagles showed them they have weapons everywhere on their offense. These weapons brutally smashed the Cards from everywhere. As a result, the Cardinals offense tried to keep up, and they were able to score their first touchdown of the game early in the second quarter, but they could not keep up with Wentz and the Eagles.

This Eagles Defense Deserves Praise For Their Amazing Performance

I will be the first one to admit that I expected this defense to suffer. The reason why is because the secondary has struggled for the majority of the season. Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald always seems to have a field day whenever he plays the Eagles, but that was not the case on Sunday. Cornerback Patrick Robinson and defensive end Brandon Graham deserve endless praise for their performances. They stepped up and made plays whenever the defense needed it from them.

Nelson Agholor Is A Candidate For NFL’s Comeback Player Of The Year

There is no doubt that wide receiver Nelson Agholor is the most improved player on this team. Fans mocked him for his inability to stay focused during games. Agholor was last season’s scapegoat on offense, and it felt like the whole city of Philadelphia wanted him out of their town. Admittedly, I was skeptical of him due to his poor performances from last year. The truth is who wasn’t? He was abysmal. The 24-year old wide receiver is finally playing like a first-round pick. Good for you, Nelly!

Kenjon Barner Upstaged Corey Clement With His Versatility

Barner did whatever the coaching staff asked of him. Kenjon burst into the game with a 76-yard punt return that helped set up the second touchdown drive of the game for the Eagles. He finished with three punt returns for 110 yards on the day. Philadelphia actually brought in Barnes to replace Sproles, and so far, he is doing a pretty good job.

It is The Wentz Show And We All Love It

Carson Wentz had arguably the best game of his career. He threw for four touchdowns for the first time in his career and was clinical on third down. Wentz is the most accurate passer on third down this season, and he has demonstrated that all throughout this regular season. The Arizona defense had no answer for Wentz on third down, and it cost them the game. The truth is, this team can only go as far as Wentz takes them. No matter how good the defense plays or special teams, it is always going to be the Wentz show. So enjoy it!