Pennsylvania’s other NFL Team on Sunday trying to avoid their first 0 and 3 start since 1999. The Eagles managed to avoid taking a loss against the Bengals, but that doesn’t mean they won either. Quarterback Carson Wentz has been struggling, coming off back-to-back 2 Interception games and squaring off against Rookie QB Joe Burrow.
The Eagles were up three late in the first half when Burrow takes the snap, fakes the hand-off and finds wide-out Tee Higgins wide open in the back of the end zone. 10-6 Bengals, but on the ensuing kickoff the Bengals kick it out of bounds and the Birds take advantage. Carson Wentz hits a streaking Greg Ward in stride down the sideline. That’s a 29 yard score. Eagles retake the lead and add a Field Goal in the 3rd Quarter. So its 16-10 until Burrow finds Higgins again on a short Touchdown pass. Bengals add three more following a Wentz pick. So its 20-16.
The Eagles with a chance for a big play Wentz looks downfield. Miles Sanders is wide open and Wentz sails it over his head. The Bengals would get the ball back and add a Field Goal. Then, Carson Wentz uses his legs to get the job done. Late in the Fourth Quarter, Wentz escapes pressure, rolls and takes off he dives for the pylon and he’s in! Eagles tie the game and send it to overtime. The Eagles and Bengals played 8 scoreless minutes of OT until Fletcher Cox sacks Burrow deep in Bengals territory forcing a punt. So the Birds have a chance with 19 seconds left. Jake Elliot out to attempt a 59 yard Field Goal, but Eagles Lineman Matt Pryor flinches. That’s a false start and it moves the Eagles out of Field Goal range. They punt and the clock runs out. This one ends tied at 23.