Carson Wentz can’t play recklessly if he wants a long Eagles career | Paul Domowitch

–The Eagles have run the ball just 39 times in 131 plays the last two games, and seven of those runs were by quarterback Carson Wentz. Through five games, the Eagles are 23rd in the league in run-play percentage (36.0). That’s a dramatic drop from last year, when they were ninth (44.0). Pederson blamed the run-pass imbalance on the Eagles’ slow starts. Last year, they outscored teams, 106-48, in the first quarter. So far this season, they’ve been outscored in the first quarter, 23-7. “If you can jump out to leads early in football games and sustain it, it definitely creates a better balance and a mix of plays throughout the rest of the game,” Pederson said. Last season, the Eagles scored on their first possession in seven of 16 regular-season games, and scored on their second possession eight times. They failed to score on at least one of their first two possessions just four times. This season, they’ve scored on their first possession just once (a touchdown against the Colts) and have yet to put up points on their second possession.

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