The Eagles may have suffered a huge setback against the Rams on Sunday, but they somehow still got the job done for a big win in Week 14.
The Philadelphia Eagles may have won on Sunday, but they may have suffered an even bigger loss on the day when Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury against the Los Angeles Rams.
The Eagles came out with a 43-35 win that was closer than the score showed, and they managed to pull out the win with Nick Foles under center for the end of the game. Now, fans will wonder what will happen if Wentz is unable to go for the rest of the season after this battle in L.A.
There was a ton of scoring in this game, with 78 points put together by the two teams, and hopefully you didn’t miss the action. If you did, you can check out the highlights below:
1. Carson Wentz
Despite the injury, Carson Wentz was a huge piece of the Eagles puzzle in their win before going down and out for the rest of the action. He was throwing dimes left and right, and threw for four touchdowns on the day with just one interception to his name. If that’s the last time we see him on the field in 2017, it was a solid way to go out for the MVP candidate, and he could technically even still win the award despite his injury.
2. Trey Burton
While Wentz was delivering touchdown passes all over the place on Sunday, Trey Burton was the recipient of a few. He had two big TD receptions on the day, with the first giving the Eagles their first lead of the day. Without his two touchdown grabs, this game could’ve been a lot different, and the Eagles likely couldn’t have come out on top.
3. Todd Gurley
Even in the loss, Todd Gurley had a solid performance as he ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns on the day to pace the Eagles. Cooper Kupp put on a show for the Rams as well, and he could easily get an honorable mention on this list if that even existed. Alas, you can’t argue with a multiple touchdown day on the ground.
The Eagles will look to pull out a win against a divisional rival as they battle the New York Giants on the road next week, likely without Wentz under center. On the other end, the Rams will hope to bounce back for a win against the Seattle Seahawks on the road.