Wentz is real deal and Ea­gles are Su­per Bowl bound ... or not?

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Rob Maaddi

PHILADEL­PHIA >> Yo, Philly: Book that trip to Hous­ton in Fe­bru­ary.

Car­son Wentz is the real deal and he’s tak­ing the Philadel­phia Ea­gles to the Su­per Bowl.

Wentz’s lat­est impressive per­for­mance came in a con­vinc­ing 34-3 victory over Pitts­burgh. Beat­ing the Browns (0-3) and Bears (0-3) got fans ex­cited. But dom­i­nat­ing Ben Roeth­lis­berger and the Steel­ers (2-1) has them mak­ing reser­va­tions for the Big Game.

Never mind it’s only three games. Philadel­phia, Penn­syl­va­nia now is Car­son City, Wentzyl­va­nia.

Now, time for a re­al­ity check. It’s Septem­ber. Not for noth­ing, as they say in Philly, but there’s a long way to go.

Here are other overreactions fol­low­ing Week 3: OVER­RE­AC­TION >> The Browns are go­ing 0-16. They lost in over­time to Mi­ami be­cause Cody Parkey missed three field goals, in­clud­ing a 46-yarder on the fi­nal play of reg­u­la­tion. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> Maybe Brian Bil­lick was right. He said Cleve­land will go win­less. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> The Pan­thers (1-2) won’t make the play­offs. They’ve al­ready lost more games this sea­son than last year. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> They play in the NFC South and they have Cam New­ton. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> Ryan Fitz­patrick will break the NFL record for most passes in­ter­cepted in a sea­son. Fitz­patrick had six picks in the Jets’ loss to Kansas City. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> George Blanda threw 42 in­ter­cep­tions in 1962. De­spite the six-pack of picks, Fitz­patrick is on pace for 37. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> The Rams will give Los An­ge­les an NFC West ti­tle. A win over Tampa Bay has the Rams (2-1) off to their best start in 10 years. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> Seat­tle (2-1) and Ari­zona (1-2) still play in the same di­vi­sion. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> The Bron­cos are bet­ter off with Trevor Siemian this sea­son than they were with Pey­ton Man­ning and Brock Osweiler. Siemian be­came the first quar­ter­back in NFL his­tory to throw for 300 yards and four TDs with­out an in­ter­cep­tion in his first road start. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> He had one TD and three picks in his first two games at home. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> The Ravens will win the AFC North. They’re 3-0 a year af­ter fin­ish­ing 5-11. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> The teams they beat are 1-8. The Raiders (2-1) present a tougher test this week. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> Blake Bor­tles will get benched. The Jaguars are 0-3 and Bor­tles has seven turnovers in three games. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> Jack­sonville has no run game to help Bor­tles so it’s not all his fault. OVER­RE­AC­TION >> Ezekiel El­liott is the next Em­mitt Smith. The No. 4 over­all pick leads the NFC with 274 yards rush­ing. REAL­IS­TIC RE­AC­TION >> He’s av­er­ag­ing 3.9 yards per carry. Smith is a Hall of Famer. Com­pare them in seven years.


A fan holds up a sign about Ea­gles quar­ter­back Car­son Wentz dur­ing the first half of Sun­day’s game at Lin­coln Fi­nan­cial Field. De­spite the Ea­gles’ big win, it might be pre­ma­ture to buy Su­per Bowl tickets.

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