Wentz, Eagles fall short of another come-from-behind win; fall to Atlanta 24-20

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz (11) feels pressure from Atlanta defensive end Takkarist McKinley (98) during the first quarter of Sunday night's game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Dale Zanine / USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA — It appeared for the second straight week that Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles were going to produce another come-from-behind National Football League win.

But Matt Ryan threw a fourth-down dump pass to Julio Jones for a 53-yard touchdown with 2 minutes, 10 seconds remaining to give Atlanta a 24-20 win over Philadelphia Sunday night.

Wentz, the fourth-year quarterback from North Dakota State, came close to engineering a game-winning 68-yard scoring drive. But on fourth-and-8 from the Atlanta 18, Wentz’s completion to Zach Ertz ended up one yard short of the first down with 30 seconds remaining.

Wentz completed only 6 of 16 passes for 47 yards with two interceptions in the first half. He finished the game completing 25 of 43 passes for 231 yards.

Last week playing in his first game since Week 14 of last season, Wentz started 3-of-5 for 20 yards in the first quarter of the team’s 32-27 win over the Washington Redskins. The Eagles trailed 17-0. Wentz finished that game completing 28 of 39 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns.


Philadelphia overcame a 17-6 lead. Wentz threw a touchdown pass and ran for another to give the Eagles a 20-17 lead with 3:13 remaining.

The Eagles fall to 1-1 while Atlanta, which lost to the Minnesota Vikings last week, improves to 1-1.

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