Wentz engineered an offense that hogged the ball for 35:47 and he spread the ball around to just about anybody who wanted it. Wentz under threw Torrey Smith and Patrick Peterson almost picked it off. In fact, those three scores came on three consecutive Wentz passes-a ideal 15-yard fade to tight end Trey Burton, a third-down missile to Ertz and a third-down deep ball to Smith.
Wentz, who was embraced by former Eagles quarter Donovan McNabb after the game, finished 21 of 30 for 304 yards. His Eagles teammates didn't disagree, either, giving the eight-year veteran a hard time as the near-misses continued to pile up.
If there's one number the Eagles might be taking note of, it's sacks. Jake Elliott would tack on the extra point and the Eagles would lead 31-7 midway through the third quarter.
NJ Advance Media Eagles reporters Eliot Shorr-Parks and Matt Lombardo examine the Eagles' evolution into a complete team over the past several weeks as well as whether or not after five games this team belongs in the Super Bowl conversation in the latest episode of The No Huddle Show from Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles killed over six and a half minutes to seal the win against the Chargers and this week the Eagles killed nine minutes and 14 seconds of the clock with a masterful drive. It was Elliott's seventh straight field goal. Nelson did the same to make sure the ball hit the ground. Towards the end of the game, a holding penalty on Warmack even negated a touchdown carry by LeGarrette Blount. The four teams Philadelphia has defeated this season have combined for just five wins through the first five weeks.But Pederson, Wentz and the rest of the Eagles believe they are a much better team than previous year.
Beau Allen started his second straight game in place of Cox. He only rushed for 23 yards, but his five carries were more efficient than undrafted rookie Corey Clement's. With the Eagles pinned back for a third and 19 at their own 28-yard line, the Cardinals sent a blitz. Ellington also fared better in the passing game, having nine catches for 65 yards. Wentz's 77-yard touchdown strike to Nelson Agholor was equally impressive and it also showed how risky this young quarterbacks weapons are in the open field. An incredible catch-and-score by Nelson Agholor appeared to sap what little drive the Cardinals had left and Philly would go on to win the game 34 to seven.
THIRD-DOWN DOMINANCE: The Eagles entered with the NFL's second-best third-down offense and went 9 for 14 in those situations.
Ask around the Philadelphia Eagles locker room, and you might hear as much about the team's family atmosphere as its sits 4-1 atop the NFC East. A short week puts his status in question for Thursday's game at the Carolina Panthers.