The Philadelphia Eagles are officially headed to the postseason, thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Carson Wentz down the final stretch of the regular season. Even with the team's entire roster seemingly injured by Week 17, Wentz was still able to carry the Eagles to both a division title and playoff berth en route to edging the rival Dallas Cowboys in the standings.
Adding to his legacy and memorable 2019 season, Carson Wentz actually made some history this time around. Wentz has notably become the first player in NFL history to record more than 4,000 passing yards with zero players on the roster surpassing 500 receiving yards.
Amazing stat on the FOX broadcast just now… Carson Wentz is the first QB in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards and not have a single WR with 500 yards receiving.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 30, 2019
With No. 1 wide receiver on injured reserve and ruled out for the remainder of the season, Carson Wentz and company will be forced to trudge forward into the postseason shorthanded.
The Eagles currently have just five wide receivers for Carson Wentz on the team's active roster while some of those players are battling lingering injuries. As it stands today, the Eagles' active roster has Greg Ward, Robert Davis, Deontay Burnett, an injured Nelson Agholor and rookie J.J. Arcega-Whiteside at the wide receiver position.
With the Eagles and Carson Wentz making the postseason by way of winning the NFC East, Philadelphia managed to secure such a berth by defeating the rival New York Giants on the road in Week 17. The Eagles also ousted another rival in the Dallas Cowboys in the process. Philadelphia put its destiny in its own hands with a win over Dallas in Week 16.
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