The Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals battled for four quarters and overtime to end in the most underwhelming results in football, a tie. Both Joe Borrow and Carson Wentz were able to lead their teams to overtime, where the Eagles held the advantage with nineteen seconds left. However, when Eagles kicker Jake Elliott lined up for the potential game winning 59-yard field goal, Matt Pryor jumped, ending their bid for the win. The clock ran out, and both teams leave without a loss, but without a win as well.
Burrow stated after the game, “This is a loss to me. We didn’t win, that’s all it is to me. If you don’t win, you lose. That’s the mind-set to me.” Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz added, “Tying is no fun. It’s an awkward way to end a game.” Of the two, Burrow played a much better game, completing 31 of 44 pass attempts for 312 yards and two touchdown passes. Wentz, on the other hand, completed 29 of 47 pass attempts for 225 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. After Sunday, Wentz has two interceptions a piece in the first three games of the season, after throwing just seven interceptions all of last season. To say Wentz is struggling would be a huge understatement.
The Eagles out-shined the Bengals on the ground, with Miles Sanders leading the charge for the Eagles with 18 carries on the day for 95 yards. Wentz also rushed nine times for 65 yards and a touchdown. On the opposite side, Joe Mixon led the Bengals rushing attack, running 17 times for 49 yards. Wentz’s lone touchdown pass of the day was hauled in by Greg Ward, who led the team with eight receptions for 72 yards and one score. Tight end Zach Ertz caught seven passes for 70 yards on the day, while five other Eagles receivers hauled in two or more passes. The injuries at wide receiver and tight end kept piling up for the Eagles, as Dallas Goedert left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury, while DeSean Jackson didn’t play in the second half due to a hamstring injury.
The Bengals rookie-to-rookie approach payed off for them in the air Sunday, as Joe Burrow connected with Tee Higgins for two scores on the day. While Higgins hauled in five passes for 40 yards and two scores, Tyler Boyd led the team with 10 catches for 125 yards receiving. A.J. Green also hauled in five catches 36 yards, but was not able to get a score on the day.
With the tie, both teams will head into week 4 of the season still searching for their first win of the 2020 season. The Bengals will host the 1-2 Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Eagles will travel out West to face the 2-1 San Francisco 49ers.
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