Carson Wentz: Struggles vs. Saints 'Definitely Frustrating'

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2018

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, left, greets Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) after an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The Saints won 48-7. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz understandably shined a spotlight on his own poor play following Sunday's 48-7 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

"It was definitely frustrating, but at the end of the day, we're going to get out of here, we're going to watch this film, and we're going to go play a couple of NFC East opponents here and see what we're made of," Wentz told reporters.         

The Saints held Wentz to 156 yards passing and picked him off three times. He had only three interceptions all season (seven games) coming into Week 11. It was his first three-interception game since December 2016.

"I've played a lot of football games in my career, ever since I was a kid, and this one of the worst losses I've ever been a part of," Wentz said.

The Eagles' 41-point loss was the worst ever for a defending Super Bowl champion. New Orleans dominated from start to finish, posting 546 yards in its ninth straight win. Philadelphia managed just 196 yards and dropped to 4-6, putting the team two games behind Washington for first place in the NFC East.

"It blows my mind too, trust me," Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins told reporters. "That just speaks volumes not only to the type of talent we have on this team but how locked in everybody is. I think everybody knows how special we can be, and everyone knows the end goal. If everybody here isn't thinking Super Bowl, then they're in the wrong locker room."

Frustration boiled over for Eagles players in the fourth quarter, when the Saints went for it on fourth down while ahead 31 points. Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins flipped off Saints coach Sean Payton after being beaten over the top by Alvin Kamara for a 37-yard touchdown.

The Eagles are in danger of becoming the fifth Super Bowl winner in the last decade to fail to reach the playoffs in the next season.