Week 2 for the Eagles was a thriller, with the team eventually losing a dog fight in the 27-20 loss to Kansas City. Here are this week’s PSN NFL Game Balls:
Once again Captain Wentz showed why he could one day be the best quarterback in the NFL. The way Wentz uses his feet to keep plays alive was on display again. Wentz completed passes to 7 different receivers, all of whom had a catch for 10 or more yards, except for Agholor who caught a 9 yarder in the 4th quarter which just happened to be a touchdown. The young QB had some questionable throws but he always made up for it and reminded us just how talented he is. Wentz completed 25/46 attempts for 333 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception. He also led the eagles in rushing with 4 carries for 55 yards, including an impressive 24 yard run.
Alshon Jeffrey had his breakout game yesterday, making numerous big plays for Philadelphia and showing why he was signed to begin with. After starting slow, Jeffrey picked it up and totaled 7 catches for 92 yards and a 16 yard touchdown. Jeffrey will get better with each game as he continues to build chemistry with Carson Wentz.
Mychal Kendricks is back in big play form and was all over the field once again. Kendricks was a monster against the Chiefs totaling 4 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for losses, 1 pass defense, and 1 QB hit. The linebacker plays with speed and power, while his athleticism allows him to chase down runners, receivers, and quarterbacks…something that was invisible last year. Kendricks showed up big where it counts, an encouraging sign.
A player showed up where Philadelphia has been hit hard and needs help the most; the secondary. Douglas showed why he was so revered in a deep cornerback class this year. The rookie held his own remaining physical in the face of rapid receivers. Douglas recorded 4 tackles and a pass defense, using his 6-2, 209 lbs effectively. If people don’t know about this guy, he led the NCAA in interceptions last year with West Virginia picking off 8 passes…a sign of things to come? Who knows?
Mandatory Photo Credit: AP Photo/Ed Zurga