With Washington and Dallas at .500 and the Giants’ season upside down in a roadside ditch, Carson Wentz and the Eagles are 3-1 and leading the NFC East. And while, yes, they were 3-1 last season, too, on the way to 7-9, Wentz is showing more than was expected of him at this point in his career. Eagles coaches said in camp it takes three to four years for a quarterback to master the West Coast style offense they’re running. So there are still bumps ahead. But Wentz’s completion percentage is up over 60, his yards per attempt are at a respectable middle-of-the-pack 7.2, and his 62.9 Total QBR is seventh best in the league. The Eagles are confident they have their guy, and they’re excited that he’s helping them make some contender-style noise early in his second season.
I know the odds and the percentages and all that against an 0-4 team making a run and playing in January are super, super slim, but we’re not worried about that. We’re just trying to win a game right now and then hopefully we can get on a roll.
There’s so much football left, he said. There are 12 games, 12 weeks left, and it’s way too early to mentally check out. If this was midway through the season or on the third quarter of the season, maybe some concern there, but not right now.
Like the Chargers, no Giants players have thrown in the towel on the season.
Nobody wants to sit there without a win and if you go back, we haven’t had a win. We lost the last five games — we have to include that Green Bay game, linebacker and defensive captain Jonathan Casillas said.