Eagles Fans Can't Help But Dream Big After Rout of Cardinals

The Cardinals managed to edge the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4. The Eagles are off to a 3-1 start and sit atop the NFC East

Wentz completed 21-of-30 passes for 304 yards, four touchdowns and one interception as the Eagles won their third straight game.

"He played awesome today", said Ertz, who is having a career year of his own.

"He is the face of the franchise; as he goes, we go". He threw touchdowns to four different targets Sunday, which speaks to the upgrade in weapons thanks to offseason spending as well as improvement from homegrown players such as Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor.

Meanwhile, the Eagles had a much more balanced offensive attack, racking up 124 rushing yards in addition to 297 passing yards. But the former No. 2 overall pick has been far steadier in 2017.

"He's an intelligent guy".

"Introduce yourself", McNabb urged his son, as seen in video recorded by NBC 10 Philadelphia's John Clark, before shaking hands and chatting with the Eagles' young quarterback himself. He understands his capabilities.

"He's the guy you love to play for, a guy that you look at him in the huddle and you know that he's going to do everything he can to help us win".

Through five games this season, Wentz is well ahead of nearly every statistic he had as a rookie a year ago: he's now 110-for-177 passing for 1,362yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions. But his numbers on third down this season?

What this means for the Eagles: Philadelphia has a commanding lead on the Cardinals and only an epic collapse can keep them from improving to 4-1 on the season.

"Carson Wentz did a heck of a job finding guys for touchdowns", Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said. "Especially with us running the ball the way we are". Nelson did the same to make sure the ball hit the ground.

They made it hard on themselves from the start, but they never had a chance when they didn't come out and play well in the second half. "We really fed off the crowd and had a good time". And the leadership on the field.

There's the awe he's already inspired from first-year teammates Torrey Smith and LeGarrette Blount, who each have Super Bowl rings. "When you leave defensive backs out there in that situation, you've got to get home".

"He has a great career ahead of him".

If there's one number the Eagles might be taking note of, it's sacks. "People are now getting the memo", cornerback Jalen Mills said.

We'll save you the passing-of-the-torch cliches, but it's at least noteworthy that Donovan McNabb was in the building on the night that Carson Wentz broke out. Wentz has catapulted himself into the upper-echelon of signal callers in the National Football League and it's time to get excited in Philadelphia. He is the first guy in and always the last guy out. I'm a leader on this defense, a captain on this team, and I just want to show my players how upset I was and hopefully it got through to them. The Philadelphia Phillies did not make the playoffs. "I was ducking my head and then I saw the ball, so I turned up another gear to go track it. Carson just gave me a great opportunity and threw such a lovely ball".