The Philadelphia Eagles succumbed to their second defeat of the season at the hands of the high-flying Los Angeles Rams at the Lincoln Memorial Field on Sunday. The home team never really looked in control of the game. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz made too many mistakes in the middle to condemn his team to a 19-37 loss in their first home game of the year.
Entering his fifth year as a starter for the Eagles, Wentz would not have predicted such a tough start to the team’s 2020 NFL campaign. Here’s what he said at the post-game press conference after their defeat.
“We’re obviously frustrated. You never want to start 0-2. Last week, the way we lost to Washington, starting 0-1, obviously not what we want and not how we expect to finish ballgames, and then today, coming out behind again.”
‘“There’s enough things through two games, offensively speaking, that we can put on the tape and know we’re right there. … Don’t panic; we’ll be OK. I’ve always had all the confidence in the world in our defense. … We’re not panicking.”
Philadelphia Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson, came to the rescue of quarterback Carson Wentz. The latter’s poor decision making has gotten him in trouble over the last two games, but Pederson doesn’t want to hit the ‘panic button’ just yet.
At the post-game presser, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said, “If plays are not there, don’t look to try to make something happen. Just throw the ball away in that situation or run. … I thought there were some good plays there, some good decisions. He did a nice job handling the run game … [He] got us in and out of some throws.”
“The one thing again that we all have to take a look at, especially offense, is just the turnovers. We had the fumble early and then of course the interceptions. That’s kind of been, I think these first two weeks of the regular season, that’s been the tale of the tape.”
The Eagles will next go up against Joe Burrow-led Cincinnati Bengals. Following that, they play last year’s Super Bowl runner-ups San Francisco 49ers on home soil. The next couple of weeks will be crucial for Wentz and Co. if they intend to make the playoffs this year.