Despite missing most of his offensive line, most of his wide receivers, both of his tight ends, and his best running back, Carson Wentz continues to fight.
On Thursday night, Wentz struggled for most of the early part of the game, but came through when it counted, leading the Eagles to a comeback victory thanks to a perfect game-winning touchdown pass to running back Boston Scott down the sideline.
"That's extremely tough," Doug Pederson said of the throw Wentz made on Friday's 94WIP Morning Show. "It's a pin point accurate throw and just an unbelievable catch by Boston to make that play. But this is Carson Wentz, this is what he does. He just made a heck of a play."
Wentz, who is now 4-1-1 in his last six one possession games, finished the game with 359 yards passing, 2 TDs, 1 INT and another 14 yards and a score on the ground. Despite a record of just 2-4-1, Wentz has battled to keep the Eagles in games against tough AFC opponents in Pittsburgh and Baltimore the last two weeks and has accounted for eight total touchdowns and three interceptions over the last three weeks.
Before the game-winning touchdown pass to Scott, Jason Kelce took an uncharacteristic illegal hands to the face penalty that pushed the Eagles back, making it a tricky 1st-and-goal from the NYG 18 with :18 seconds to go. Kelce admitted after the game it was his fault.
"Yeah, it was a tough situation too," Pederson said of Kelce penalty. "He was a caught a little bit off balance and just got his hand in there. It was the right call. Just a tough situation. [Kelce] actually admitted after the game when I saw him, he said, 'Yeah that was a tough one, that's on me.'"