Carson Wentz: 3 bold predictions for the Eagles QB vs. Bills
The Philadelphia Eagles head into their Week 8 matchup with the Buffalo Bills on the heels of an embarrassing loss. They dropped an NFC East divisional game to the Dallas Cowboys by a final score of 37-10 to fall to 3-4 on the year.
Now they need a big bounce-back win against a tough 5-1 Bills team. If they want to pull out the victory in Buffalo, the Eagles will need a big game from quarterback Carson Wentz.
Can he do it, though? Here are three bold predictions for Wentz in the Eagles Week 8 game against the Bills.
250-plus Passing Yards
Okay, 250 passing yards doesn’t seem all that fantastic for a quarterback in today’s NFL. That would put him on-pace for exactly 4,000 yards if he were to do that every game.
Twelve quarterbacks threw for more than that last season.
However, it’s still not a bad number. It’s especially not a bad number against this Buffalo defense. The Bills have allowed just 201.3 passing yards per game, which is fourth in the NFL.
That means Wentz would have to do better than most have against Buffalo’s stout defense. He’d be doing so likely without DeSean Jackson too.
However, Wentz still has a number of weapons (even if everything isn’t clicking at the moment). He’s thrown for over 200 yards just once in his last four games, but that means he’s due. Wentz will remind everyone that he’s one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL in Week 8.
Another thing that makes Wentz dangerous is his ability to run. He doesn’t go down easy and can pick up big chunks of yards at once if needed.
Buffalo is one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Eagles will likely need to throw everything at them to get some points on the board. That means Wentz will take off a few times.
One of those times will see him find his way into the end zone, something he’s already done once before in 2019.
Buffalo’s defense is elite. They limit yards and points right up there with the best in the NFL.
However, they are surprisingly average when it comes to turnovers. They have produced 10 takeaways so far this season (six interceptions and four fumbles). That’s tied for 12th best in the NFL (with three other teams).
Meanwhile, Wentz has just four interceptions and two fumbles this year (and one of those INTs and both fumbles were in Week 7).
He’ll keep hold of the ball much better in Week 8 and keep Buffalo from taking the ball away. This will help Philadelphia win the field position battle and put them in perfect position to win the game as he marches them down the field.