Two months ago, Carson Wentz was sitting out the rest of the preseason with a fractured rib. The quarterback of the Eagles’ future could do nothing but watch and learn while the incumbent, Sam Bradford, fought to prove he was still the best quarterback on the field.
Defending NFC champion Carolina limps into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome seeking its first victory in a month. The Panthers, who have won the NFC South each of the past three seasons, look nothing like the steamroller they were in 2015 en route to a 14-0 start. Carolina has lost three games in a row, the last two coming against divisional foes Atlanta and Tampa Bay.
Heading into this season not much was expected within a rebuilding NFC East. You had the Eagles trade away their starting quarterback, choose to go with rookie Carson Wentz and adjusting to a first-year coach.