He was injured during the third quarter of the Eagles' 43-35 win on Sunday that clinched the NFC East divisional title.
Coach Doug Pederson told reporters that quarterback Carson Wentz did indeed tear his ACL in the win over the Rams, a tremendous blow to the Eagles' Super Bowl chances. "But at the same time, it's been the next-man-up mentality, and that's how we approach it". That's just going to continue. In the third quarter of that game, Eagles quarterback and NFL MVP contender Carson Wentz went down with a knee injury. He also vowed to come back stronger from the injury.
With the Seahawks possibly missing two more defensive stars for the game, that's good news for the Rams as they try to bounce back from their loss to the Eagles.
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Not to suggest that Pederson's playbook isn't legit, but Wentz's rare combination of intelligence, arm strength, mobility and the ability to resurrect dead plays with Houdini-like escapes from the pocket are more responsible for the sleepless nights facing opposing defensive coordinators each week than Pederson's play calls. "If there's ever an opportunity for me as a head football coach to rally the troops, now might be the time".
Even with the two teams going in opposite directions this season, it's a little surprising to see the spread that high after learning Wentz would be out for the year.
"We still have something special", Wentz said. He tied an National Football League record with seven TD passes in a game at Oakland in November 2013 and went to the Pro Bowl, winning the offensive MVP award. "He's a veteran player who has played and won a lot of games". The timetable for Wentz's return is not set at the moment, but we know for a fact that the Eagles will not be rushing him back.
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