Eagles Beat Minnesota 27-14

Eagles Beat Minnesota 27-14

The Eagles silenced a lot of their critics today by defeating Minnesota relatively easily.  The starters never showed signs of rust after their extended break from real action.  Jermiah Trotter played the best game of his career making big play after big play.  The defense made some huge plays and shut down Randy Moss. 

The offense seemed to be clicking just fine.  FredEx came up with some huge plays and really stepped up.  Mike Tice proved to be an idiot by calling a horribly executed fake field goal and then going for it on 4th and 22. 

Donovan played with a lot of confidence and had two TD passes.  Minnesota was just over matched.  You have to love Freddie Mitch's mocking of Randy Moss's mooning last week in Green Bay.  After scoring his first of two TDs on the day, Freddie mockingly pulled his pants up, then proceeded to put on the Belt as the Peoples Champ!

Bring on Mike Vick.

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Another award: Carson Wentz named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month

Three games into his NFL career, Carson Wentz might need a bigger trophy case.

The 23-year-old, who picked up his first NFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance against Pittsburgh, has been named the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.

Yes, Wentz's first NFL month was a special one.

The No. 2 pick from North Dakota State has completed 64.7 percent of his passes for 769 yards, five touchdowns and zero interceptions. He's the first rookie in NFL history to put up those numbers in the first three games of a career. And his 102 straight passing attempts without an interception is also a rookie record.

It's hard to believe that a little over a week before the season began, Wentz was scheduled to be the Eagles' third-string quarterback and have a redshirt year. That all changed when de facto GM Howie Roseman traded away starter Sam Bradford and the team decided to start the rookie.

While many thought the decision to start Wentz was the beginning of a long rebuilding year, the rookie has the Eagles off to a fast 3-0 start. Wentz has played very well, but has also been aided by a stout defense, led by NFC Defensive Player of the Month Fletcher Cox.

This week, Wentz is spending some time hunting while the Eagles are on their bye week. He bagged another trophy on Thursday.

The team will be back in action on Oct. 9 in Detroit to face the Lions.

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Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Watch: Joel Embiid can't get over how much he trusts the process

Joel Embiid really trusts the process. 

And he'll tell you as much over and over.

In fact, JoJo said it so much yesterdady that he was cracking himself up about just how much he trusts the process.

By most accounts, Joel was a bit rusty in the first couple of practices to kick off training camp, but, you know, you've just got to trust the process.

And he does. Trust the process.