Carson Wentz had started 20 NFL games in his career and never thrown for more than two touchdowns. On Sunday, he carved up the Cardinals for 121 passing yards and three TDs … in the first quarter alone.
The second-year passer has the Eagles rolling at home. Strikes to Torrey Smith, Zach Ertz, and Trey Burton have given Philadelphia a 21-0 lead through the game’s first 15 minutes. It’s still early, but Wentz’s performance has earned him a perfect 158.3 passer rating through one quarter.
“I’ll be lying to you to say that I didn’t want a change of scenery after four weeks of seeing how things played out,” Peterson said in his first press conference with the Cardinals.
“It’s been so many ups and downs, lefts and rights, that you don’t really know what’s coming up next,” Elliott said. “You just got to take it day by day and be ready for whatever is going to be needed.”
He had a conversation with coach Jason Garrett after the ruling was announced. Several teammates said they were glad to learn Elliott will be back, even if it might just temporary.
“It’s great to have him back,” quarterback Dak Prescott said. “Any chance we get with him in the backfield we’re going to take it. It’s an exciting week. If he’s playing, we’re obviously happy to have him.”
The Saints had held a team 10 or more points below its season average only twice in 48 tries between 2014-2016. The last time they managed to even hold two consecutive teams below their average — even by a tenth of a point — was in October 2014, and even that required Aaron Rodgers to limp through most of a 44-23 Saints win over the Packers because of a hamstring injury.