Carson Wentz is having a phenomenal season. He’s thrown for 2,430 yards, a league-leading 25 touchdowns and just five interceptions for the Eagles (9-1), who have won eight straight games.
The crazy thing? The Eagles don’t have a single pass-catcher ranked in the top 25 in receiving yards. Alshon Jeffery ranks 26th in the league in yards (567), as he and Zach Ertz are tied for the team lead in touchdowns (six).
Still, as well as Wentz has played, how much credit does Philly’s offensive line deserve for that? Answer: a lot.
“Well, I’m a little biased. I think it all goes hand-in-hand,” Hall of Fame offensive lineman Anthony Munoz said on The DA Show. “You can put a pretty good quarterback back there, but if he doesn’t have the protectors, if he doesn’t have the running game, things are not going to go that well.”
The Eagles lost All-Pro offensive tackle Jason Peters to a torn ACL in a 34-24 win over Washington in Week 7. Philadelphia, however, hasn’t missed a beat, especially with center Jason Kelce anchoring the line.
“You got a center there that most people say is undersized,” Munoz said of the 6-3, 280-pounder. “But every week, he continues to play at the highest level. So I think (the offensive line is) very important. You put into that mix a really nice young quarterback and a pretty good running game, things are going to go pretty well.”
The Eagles lead the league in scoring offense (32.0 points per game), are third in total offense (377.6 yards per game), and are second in rushing offense (144.6 rushing yards per game).
They will go for their ninth straight win this Sunday at home against Chicago (3-7). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET.