It was a magical Monday night for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carson Wentz was laying down his Superman cover in a big way, completing 68 percent of his passes for 268 yards, four touchdowns and a gaudy passer rating of 126.3.
But his Houdini impression on a remarkable scramble was perhaps his most memorable moment. On 3rd-and-8 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, Wentz was seemingly sacked well behind the line of scrimmage. At least everyone thought. But that’s when the 6-5, 237-pound quarterback somehow emerged from the pile and scrambled ahead for 17 yards.
The Birds are 6-1 and Super Bowl fever in the Delaware Valley sprawling all the way to good ol’ Berks is getting contagious.
A big however … the Eagles confirmed the bad news Tuesday: Linebacker Jordan Hicks and left tackle Jason Peters are out for the season.
Hicks ruptured his Achilles two snaps into the Eagles’ 34-24 win over the Redskins on Monday Night Football. Peters was carted off in the second half with a torn ACL and MCL.
That is a double ouch on both sides of the football.
Next man up is the philosophy.
But as we have seen countless times, all men were not created equal when it comes to football ability.